"" The Exhausted Mom: Thirsty Thursdays...Mojito Mania

July 14, 2011

Thirsty Thursdays...Mojito Mania

Hey all you thirsty mammas....or pappas....or people in general!
I'm adding a new item to the blog, "Thirsty Thursdays," because sometimes alcohol just keeps us sane!

This week's drink is one that is near and dear to my heart...especially since my husband is Cuban and I am an adopted member!

Cuban Mojito (pronounced moh-HEE-toh) recipe

1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Juice from 1 lime (2 ounces)
4 mint leaves
1 sprig of mint
2 ounces White Rum (I like Bacardi)
2 ounces club soda


Place the mint leaves into a long mojito glass (often called a "collins" glass) and squeeze the juice from a cut lime over it. You'll want about two ounces of lime juice, so it may not require all of the juice from a single lime.


Add the powdered sugar, then gently smash the mint into the lime juice and sugar with a muddler (though you can also use the back of a fork or spoon if one isn't available).  

Add ice (preferably crushed) then add the rum and stir, and top off with the club soda (you can also stir the club soda in as per your taste). Garnish with a mint sprig.

Enjoy! (Especially if you are stuck outside watching your kids play football on a hot summer day like I usually am!) 

Here are some variations… even though my personal fav is the traditional.
  • Fresh Fruit and Fruit-flavored vodkas or rums, such as mango, raspberry, strawberry, or lychee are often substituted.
  • A Mexican Mojito uses tequila instead of rum.
  • A “Dirty Mojito” uses spiced rum, brown sugar syrup, key limes, crushed mint, and soda.
What’s your favorite mojito?



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