Thursday, August 9, 2007

Mojito mix

We've been drinking Mojitos after work lately, so yesterday I made a mix to save some time.


The mix turned out well. It's not as good as making individual Mojitos to order, but I'm comfortable with that. It's more difficult to get the correct sweet/sour/concentration balance in the final product. But it's still pretty good.

I thought that the mix would get more minty as it sat overnight, but it didn't. If you want it more minty, you have to add more mint.

I made enough mix for about 12 servings.


Mojito Mix

6 limes, about 12 ounces of juice
sugar, about 24 tablespoons (or about 1.5 cups)
bunch of mint
rum


Juice limes into a mason jar. Add 24 spoonfuls of sugar.


Wash mint. Pluck leaves from stems, reserving the top leaves as garnish. Add to the lime and sugar mixture.


Add two ice cubes to jar, screw on lid, and shake vigorously until ice melts. This is muddling for bums. Now the mix is ready to use. Allowing it to sit for a day doesn't improve it.


Add mix to an ice-filled glass yea high.


Add about an equal amount of rum, more or less depending on how good your day was. I like Barbancourt rum. It's an inexpensive, high quality rum.


Top off with seltzer water or club soda. Mabel actually prefers the store bought kind because she says it's more bubbly. I like the seltzer bottle kind because that's what they use to spray people's faces in the cartoons. If it wasn't for that I might agree with Mabel.


Garnish with a wedge of lime and reserved mint leaves, and there you go.

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