To start off the recipe section I thought that I would start with a Mojito, one of my very favorite cocktails! Not only is this a Mojito recipe, but it is also the Best Mint Mojito Ever recipe!

What is the Best Mint Mojito Ever?

This drink is as refreshing as it sounds. It is a sweet and minty drink that has a lot of flavor. It is perfect for summertime and great for sharing with friends, but it tastes so good, you might not want to share!

The Mojito was originally a medicine to ward off illness. It was made with a home brewed alcohol like moonshine. In 1862 Don Facunda Bacardi started making rum. The rum was much smoother than the home brew and caught on to become the cocktail of Cuba!

My great-uncle Bob was quite the traveler. When he was in Cuba in the 1930s, enjoying a delicious mojito, he asked the bartender how to make the best mint mojito that he had ever tasted. Expecting to be turned down, the bartender not only told him how to make it, but he also showed him step by step.

Best ever Mojito
Best ever Mojito

I hope that you enjoy what we think is the Best Ever Mint Mojito!

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Best Mint Mojito Ever Recipe

Best Mint Mojito Ever


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  • Author: cwisdom

Description

This drink is as refreshing as it sounds. It is a sweet and minty drink that has a lot of flavor. It is perfect for summertime and great for sharing with friends, but it tastes so good, you might not want to share!


Ingredients

Scale

12 Limes 
10 Fresh Mint Leaves
2 Tbs Sugar
1 1/2 ounces white rum
4 ounces – 1/2 Cup Club Soda
Ice


Instructions

In a sturdy, heavy-bottomed, tall cocktail glass, add the sugar and sprigs of  mint 

Place the mint and the sugar in a tall sturdy glass or use a cocktail shaker if you think the serving glass is too fragile.

Muddle the mint with the sugar about 5 to 10 times, until the mint is very fragrant.

Squeeze the juice of one lime into the mixture and muddle the remaining lime shells with the mint and sugar mixture, 5-10 times to release the oil from the lime skins.

Pour in the rum and the club soda, and gently stir a few times to help dissolve the sugar.

You can strain the mixture at this point, however the traditional way is to leave it unstrained.  I do scoop out the lime peels usually, but you can leave them in.

Gently stir to combine, then use your spoon to drag some of the muddled mint higher up into the glass.

Taste, and stir in more sugar or lime if desired. 

Use the remaining lime cut in wedges and some mint sprigs to garnish

So, four generations later we are still making them by the original recipe. Oh, we have tried altering it, someone had the idea to add cucumber to it or raspberries… That was good but just was not the same.

This cocktail is brought out a lot in the summer at barbecues in my family. You can make a pitcher of them by multiplying the ingredients by 6.

Also, to make a virgin version, substitute the sugar, the rum, and the club soda for lemon-lime soda. Not the same but still a good drink!

A mojito is a classic cocktail, and this one is truly unique. It takes a little time to make but it’s worth the wait.