Living in a hot and humid climate all year round, I’m always in a need of something refreshing.
In my little green corner I have a mint plant that has a special use for Mojito cocktail.
A few notes on the history of this cocktail born in the 1930s and symbol of Cuba, together with the Daiquiri:
Mojito became famous thanks to the writer Ernest Hemingway, who stayed in Cuba in the 1950s and used to drink the Mojito at the famous local La Bodeguita del Medio.
The ingredients of the Mojito are very simple (white rum, lime, brown sugar, soda, mint); for the success of the cocktail all the ingredients must be of good quality: choose fresh mint as it plays a decisive role, as does the rum.
It seems that the name Mojito derives from the voodoo term “Mojo” (spell) and therefore means small spell.
Never miss a recipe!
- 40 ml white rum
- ½ lime
- 2 tbsp sugar cane
- 40 ml club soda
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- Cut the lime into wedges and place them together with a few mint leaves and the sugar into a sturdy glass and use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.
- Put it in a glass, add the ice cubes and pour the white rum.
- Fill the glass with club soda. Stir, taste, and garnish with a lime slice and mint leaves.Cheers!
This might be the only time that I’m not envying the photos you show dear Ribby. But I’m longing for heat. I’m freezing in my seat right now. 16 degrees C inside the house 🥶
Hahaha…oh my…16 degrees C inside the house? That’s way too cold for me 🥶 But maybe a cocktail can help you warm a little bit 😉
True. Alcohol does sometimes do that. 😄
It’s too cold for me too, but we’re trying to be economical and tries to avoid electric heater. The house isn’t holding the heat as well as it should.
20C is my ideal temperature ☺
Back home we used to keep it at 20-21C too….but was way too cold for me…I always needed to have lots of layers 🤪
Haha 😄 I think it a question of getting use to it. Now we keep the room at 18-19. It’s fine. Then again, it’s the same in Spain, anything lower than 21 and everyone use jackets 😄
It’s fine until you move, once you stay you’ll freeze 🥶😁 At least this happened to me back home…😁 until I was moving around with house work or cooking 18-19 was perfect temperature but when I stopped oh my…I needed lots of layers and hot drinks 😆😆
Haha 😄 lucky your now in a tropical country. Even nights are warmer hehe
And think that sometimes I’m still cold even with 30 degrees C 😆🤪
😂Now you’re officially spoiled with tropical heat 😁
I am, I must admit it ☀️😁
I will definitely try this in summers. Right now it’s too cold here..
Hahaha…a good thing from living always in summer is that I can enjoy the fresh cocktails and foods everyday 🤪 But can also help to warm your soul in a cold day 😉 Have a lovely weekend!
Looks so refreshing
It is, thank you 😊 Have a wonderful weekend!
I love a mojito!
And they are only happening at home nowadays!!!
True, are happening at home nowadays but that’s ok 😉 Important is to have good company and enjoy a good cocktail 🍹 😉
Looks quite delicious and have exactly the party in mind for it! Thanks.
It is 😉 Enjoy it 🍹 😉
That certainly looks cool
Thank you Derrick!
Market, for next summer, though. It’s freezing here.
I loved mojito; well, generally I love cocktails and always love trying new ones.
Me too…I love trying new cocktails 🍸 🍹 😉
There’s always something new to discover 😉
Where is a good place to get the sugar cane from?
99% of the sugar cane imported in Singapore is from Malaysia….I always suggest to go for an organic one 😉
This looks like the perfect Friday drink!
Exactly! Thank you Michelle! 🍹
Looks delicious! For what its worth, one of my favorite spots for getting a good mojito is Cheesecake Factory.
Thank you! That’s great! A cheesecake and a mojito, not bad 😉 🍹 🍰
Looks absolutely delicious! 😀 Mojito used to be my go to drink during the summer months! It’s so refreshing, isn’t! 😀
Thank you very much Aiva! Oh yes, it is the perfect summer drink 🍹 😉
I love a good Mojito. It is my go to drink in the summer and super refreshing.
Thank you! Yes, it is super refreshing! Perfect for summer or even December in Singapore 😉 🍹
so refreshing and delicious!
Very true! 😉
Interesting story about Ernest Hemingway. Thanks for the recipe. I love Mojito.
Thank you very much! I’m glad you like it 🍹 😉
Thanks for the recipe!
You’re most welcomed! My pleasure 😉 Enjoy it! Cheers 🥂
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love drinking these on vacation!
Thank you for stopping by! Any time is a good time for a nice drink ☺️ Cheers!
I’m a huge mojito fan! Although it’s freezing where I live now, I wouldn’t mind having this delicious cocktail. Well done! Happy New Year to you! 💙
Thank you dear! It is refreshing but can also warm your heart too 😉 Happy New Year 🎊