• The Perfect Mojito

    by  • September 28, 2011 • Drink Recipes • 0 Comments

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    Here’s a recipes for a mojito that’s light, refreshing, and not too sweet. I adapted it from a scene in the move Thank You for Smoking. In the film, the main character, a lobbyist for the tobacco industry played by Aaron Eckhart has drinks with a tobacco executive played by Robert Duval. They’re having mojitos in a country club and Duval’s character recounts when Fidel Castro told him the secret to making a good mojito — to massage the mint leaves. From that scene, I came up with the following recipe, and it’s never disappointed.


    • 5-7 medium mint leaves
    • 1 lime
    • white or gold rum
    • soda or sparkling water
    • sugar
    Directions: Rinse mint leaves and shake off excessive water. Pour enough sugar onto a small plate to cover the surface. One at a time, dust each mint leaf in sugar and massage lightly between your thumb and forefinger — this will release the menthol but not bruise the leaves. Put mint leaves in a high ball glass. Pour in 3 oz. of rum and let stand for a minute. Add ice and squeeze 1/4 lime juice over ice. pour in 5 oz. rum. Stir lightly and serve.


    Kris Romaniuk is the author of the satirical travel memoir, Rum Socialism, and rummy behind this blog. He is an independent author based out of Montreal, Canada, and is currently working on his second book.


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