Mojito

Mojito

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 1

A refreshing cocktail of mint, white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water - play with the quantities to make your perfect drink

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
158
protein
0.3g
carbs
4.6g
fat
0.1g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
4.3g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • small handful mint leaves, plus extra sprig to serve
  • 60ml white rum
  • soda water, to taste

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Method

Combine the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a small jug, crushing the mint as you go – you can use the end of a rolling pin for this. Pour into a tall glass and add a handful of ice. Pour over the rum, stirring with a long-handled spoon. Top up with soda water, garnish with mint and serve.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, November 2013

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mayasounds's picture

This is doing it the easy way round, which means compromising on taste. For a proper mojito, cut your lime into 8 long wedges and crush them in your glass so the juice comes out. Leave the lime parts in the glass. Add a handful of bruised mint leaves but don't really crush them, otherwise they will end up blocking the straw. Fill the glass completely with crushed ice, pour over the rum and sugar syrup (or alternatively add granulated sugar to the glass at the beginning, with the lime). Do not add soda water or if you feel you need to, add very little. Stir carefully. Yum.

gingermut's picture

The traditional Cuban Mojito uses sparkling water and all the ingredients should be added first before adding the ice.

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