Mojito

Mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. Mojito translates to “Something a little wet”. I know all this because while Tim and I were busy making the Mojitos, Jeremy was reading Mojito Wikipedia. Well to be honest Tim was making them, I was mostly drinking them and taking photos of course!

All of this started when Jeremy discovered a secret stash of mint plants beside our house. Score!

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So I decided to make some Mojitos!

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Ingredients (for one glass):

One shot of white Rum
1 lime (You can also use lime juice but it’s not the same)
1 (or 1.5 or 2) teaspoons of sugar (I didn’t have cane sugar)
Ice cubes (or crushed ice) to fill the glass
4-5 mint leaves (more for garnish)
Sparkling water (to fill the glass)
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Lucy and Maloos love it when we go to the liquor store. They love playing with the paper bags.

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Wash the mint leaves and the limes.

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Cut the limes into wedges.

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Sugar and lime in the glass.

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We made the first glass with one teaspoon of sugar, the second with 2 and the last one with 1.5 teaspoons. To be honest I liked all of them.

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Crush the lime wedges and the sugar.

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Fold the mint leaves

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And squeeze them in your hands.

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Then crush in the bottom of the glass.

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Use one of the leaves to flavor the rim of the glass.

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Add the rum.

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And ice

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And fill the glass with sparkling water.

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First glass.

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Second glass … pretty!

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Cool and refreshing.

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Third glass! Yummy!

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Mojitos are delicious and very refreshing. Perfect for hot summer days. I also make them without the rum and just drink them instead of water. Yummy!

Cheers!

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