The classic mint, brown sugar, lime and white rum cocktail, so refreshing on warm days :).
This lovely drink originated in Cuba, and it was Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink. He ordered it a lot in a bar called La Bodeguita del Medio, which became famous because he attended it as a regular. He wrote "My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daquiri in El Floridita" on the bar's walls, and this can still be read today on the same walls, in his handwriting. Which definitely puts that bar on my visiting list ;).
Oh, and I hate to brag, but the Mojito flavor is also one of my favorites in shampoos and shower gels. I'm highly selective when it comes to such things ;).
It tastes like vacation and sunshine and not having a care in the world! Enjoy.
Last year: Tomato-basil creamy soup with caprese toast.
Two years ago: baby making and no cooking. :)
Ingredients (makes 1):
- 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 10-12 large mint leaves
- juice from 1 lime
- 25 ml white rum
- sparkling water to fill
- ice cubes (optional)
Put the sugar, leaves and lime juice in a tall glass. Using a long teaspoon, crush them together for a couple of minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Decorate with a lime slice and some mint leaves, if you'd like. It's done, dig in! :)