This Homemade Classic Mojito is a refreshing drink enjoyed best on a hot summer eve.
Uh, the week we’ve had! I feel like downing one of these guys straight down to recompose! I’ve been in the car the past 4 days just driving from home to my parents, back home, to the airport, to a wedding in Croatia and back home. Man, I’m sick of the car, and waiting on the border for 45 minutes was pure torture while driving coffee-less and sleepless and quite hangover. The wedding was epic, the next day not quite so much.
So, Mitja and I are not really big on drinks. We generally don’t consume soft drinks, but will occasionally have a beer or a glass of wine. Mostly, we drink plain water. The older we get, the more difficult it is to tolerate alcohol, and the easier we get drunk and have a hangover the next day.
We also don’t drink fruit drinks (unless a smoothie as a meal), but sometimes, just from time to time on a special day, we’ll splurge on something fancy. Like this Homemade Classic Mojito with peppermint, lime, white rum, just a bit of sugar and soda water. Simple, quick and classic.
I’ve never even really drank a mojito, until our holidays to Tenerife, Spain last year (that was epic!), and lately, I’ve been having a craving, so I splurged and bought some Bacardi White Rum just for the sole purpose of making myself a mojito. Because it’s summer, I miss holidays, and I wanted to.
This Homemade Classic Mojito is for all of us out there that have no clue how a fancy cocktail is made, have no special cocktail equipment and really want a decent drink.
- 20 peppermint leaves
- 1 lime
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 100 milliliters white rum
- 80 milliliters carbonated water
- crushed ice
- Cut lime into small wedges (about 6-8). Place half mint leaves, half the lime wedges and a teaspoon of brown sugar in each glass. With a spoon or pestle or other club-shaped object to crush the mint leaves and lime wedges and combine with sugar.
- Add crushed ice to the glass and pour the rum over the ice (half of the measurement to each glass). Add carbonated water and stir. Give the mojito a taste and adjust rum or sugar content as needed.
- To make crushed ice: I froze water into ice cubes, then placed the ice cubes in my kitchen blender and pulsed it a couple of times until I got some finely crushed ice and some larger chunks. No need to be fancy, just put it in there.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130.37Total Fat: 0.07gSaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 10.54mgCarbohydrates: 6.55gFiber: 0.98gSugar: 3.48gProtein: 0.26g
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