Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Perfect Cuban Mojito

It's hot. And to combat the heat, I've created the Perfect Cuban Mojito. No, it doesn't use white rum. It doesn't use piles of sugar. And no, you probably won't like it. But if you like drinks the way I like drinks, please enjoy.

Evo's Perfect Cuban Mojito
  • Dark rum, probably by some distiller you've never heard of
  • Powdered sugar
  • Seltzer water
  • Key lime juce
  • Fresh spearmint
  • Ice, from a tray. Not a machine. Or a bag. You pussy.

Take four (4) leaves of fresh spearmint and add them to a highball glass. Add one (1) heaping teaspoon of powdered sugar and cover with one (1) shot of fresh Key lime juice. Find something to mash it around with. You aren't trying to pulverize. Simply mash to release the flavor of the spearmint.

Add three cubes of ice, two (2) shots of dark rum that doesn't rhyme with "Brock Hardy" and two (2) shots of seltzer. Add in a new fresh sprig of spearmint to look cool. Stir gently. Drink. Beat the heat.

Happy 4th.


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  2. Perfect? I'll have to make you one sometime, you need a raw sugar to give it the proper edge. Turbinado or the like gives it a nice depth you need to make it into simple syrup in advance but anything less falls flat. ;-)

  3. Oh baby... fresh Mojitos with GOOD RUM. You're speakin' my language :)

  4. so did you find a stock photo for this? 'Cause with the dark rum the drinks don't look like that. Quite delicious all the same - thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Yeah, I didn't have time to shoot a pic of my own. Tried to find a darker one, but settled for one that fuzzed out the drink a bit.


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