Thursday, June 2, 2011

Drink #1 The Magnificent Mojito

Supposedly, the drink's name mojito comes from the African word "mojo." But Africa does not get to claim the mojito as its own drink - that right belongs to Cuba where many claim it was crafted by slaves working in sugar cane fields in the late 1800s. They mixed it with some sugar, lime and mint and rum but there is more to making the perfect Mojito. I use to make alot of these at a palapa bar i use to work at down on the Texas coast. They take some time to make but after its done and you have completed your masterpiece its well worth it.


2 oz. light rum
1-2 oz. lime juice 
2 tsp. superfine sugar or two packets of sugar
3-4 mint leaves
club soda
lime slice for garnish
Lightly muddle (that is, gently smash up) the mint and sugar with a splash of soda water in a mixing glass until the sugar is dissolved and you can smell the mint. Pour the lime juice into the glass, add the Bacardi light rum and pour into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Give it a few shakes and then strain into a Collins glass. Top with soda water, garnish with a lime slice and and start your drinking. This drink is best served all the time. If properly made it will keep you coming back for more. 
as always,
Keep your lines tight and the drinks cold.


  1. MMMMM... That sounds damn good. Make me one?

  2. Anytime !!! its really good during the summer

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  4. A mojito sounds really really good right about now!! Too bad I'm pregnant. Unless you have a good recipe for a non-alcoholic one? ;-)
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  5. you can do the mojito with out the rum and it should be good. let me know if you make one and how it came out.

  6. I'll have to try the Dorado Punch recipe. I make mojitos for the summer parties. Love them!

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  7. will do! enjoy the dorado punch its great.