Discover how to prepare a delicious Mojito with just a few simple steps, some fresh ingredients, and your favorite rum! This refreshing cocktail has a low calorie count but packs a powerful flavor punch. Relax, shut your eyes, and take a sip—you’re about to be transported to heaven!
The guests in my home all agree that this libation is their favorite! I never leave home without a supply of fresh mint and limes. They are wonderful things to have on hand and keep in the pantry. We can never get tired of having a fresh mojito to sip on for lunch, dinner, or as a lovely treat in the evening after a long day of work. It’s just one of those things that we can’t get enough of.
Leaves of fresh mint –
Before using your mint, make sure to remove it from the stem.
For this dish, you are going to need a lot of limes. If you are planning on serving guests, it is a good idea to make a few extra wedges.
The White Rum –
The way that this recipe is stated, each cocktail will have one ounce of rum. You can use more or less.
Basic syrup –
You can buy something similar to this that has already been prepared in the supermarket, or you can prepare it yourself at home.
Ice & soda –
You can use whatever brand of soda you prefer the most. Even sparkling water!
How to Make a Basic Syrup
You can make this recipe with standard granulated sugar, but using simple syrup, which is incredibly easy to create and will blend much more evenly into your mojitos, is highly recommended. Granulated sugar is difficult to dissolve, and if you use it, your pitcher will probably end up with a significant amount of the sugar that has settled to the bottom.
These are the steps you need to take to manufacture simple syrup:
Put one cup of granulated sugar and one cup of water in a pot. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer while stirring regularly.
As soon as the sugar has been completely dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and leave it aside for fifteen minutes so that it can cool down. Place in a bottle and place in the refrigerator to chill.
Simple syrup is something that I try to keep on hand in my refrigerator at all times. It works wonderfully as a sweetener for all kinds of iced beverages! You name it; we’ve got it—lemonade, cocktails, iced coffee or tea, etc. Who wants to waste their time sitting around attempting to make sugar dissolve in a cold beverage? Not me! It will also keep for an entire year if you put it in the refrigerator.
How to Make Mojitos
Shake the limes and mint together:
A tall glass should have limes, mint, and rum added to it. You can mix the ingredients right in the pitcher, but I find that adding everything to a large glass first makes the process much simpler and ensures that the limes do not escape. A proper muddle should result in the limes being broken up and the mint leaves being damaged.
Take the last sip of the mojito:
You now have the option of adding ice directly to the pitcher or placing ice cubes individually in each glass to prevent the mojito from becoming watered down as it sits in the pitcher. Your pitcher should now contain the mixed mint and lime, and your glass should be rinsed with a half cup of soda water.
After adding the balance of the soda and the simple syrup to the pitcher, combine the two ingredients using a large spoon, and then serve. You may also use a blender to get rid of everything by pulsing the mint, lime juice, and the rest of the ingredients together. In this manner, the flavor of the mint is brought out to a greater degree.