It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: Black and Blue Mojitos
Mojito (məˈhiːtəʊ): Mo – He – Toe.
When I think of a good Mojito, I think it can only be made by a bartender deep in Cuba or maybe on the coast of Miami. Never would I think an excellent classic like this could be conjured up in my kitchen. I’m not sure a Mojito is the first choice of many when it comes to bar beverages, but it is one of those drinks that once you have it, it is something you crave at certain times. It is distinguishable and unique. Toss in some blackberries and blueberries and it becomes unforgettable.
Mise en place
One of the more refreshing drinks you will come across, the mojito is one of a kind. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that the use of a pestle would come in handy. If you don’t have one, just use the back of a wooden spoon.
Yes, you can eat the mint. Enjoy.
- Don’t be afraid to mix in other fruits, it would work wonderfully.
- Traditional mojitos are made grinding sugar into the other ingredients. I find that using simple syrup is easier and give a smoother flavor.
- Light rum is preferred but a darker rum will work well.