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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Well shoot, I just realized I never posted the mojito recipe

And here I promised it a few weeks ago... Oops.

I did a bunch of research and finally settled on the instructions at La Bodeguita Del Medio (where Hemingway used to get his mojitos) as the authoritative recipe. Then, of course, we modified the heck out of it (like we do with every single thing at our house) after much testing. Oh so much testing... heh heh.

Here's what we ended up with:

In a tall skinny glass, put:
- 3 teaspoons of regular sugar (we use finely granulated so it will dissolve easily)
- The juice of half a lime (just cut a lime in half and squash it so the juice drips into the glass, it should be enough to cover the sugar)
- 1 mint sprig broken in half (leaves plus stems—I know it looks ugly, but trust me on this one)

Muddle well (We have a muddler now, but when we didn't we took this to mean "squish well with a wooden spoon.")

Then add:
- 3 jiggers of sparkling water (a jigger is that kinda biggish shot glass, it's 1.5 oz)
- 1 jigger of white rum
- 4 ice cubes (whole, not crushed)

Stir well and drink (I probably didn't need to say that last part, huh?). I like to use a straw with mine so I don't accidentally suck up any mint parts.



  1. Sounds deeeeelish! Thanks!

  2. I could have used this recipe last night! Sounds very good!!!

  3. Yummmm, mojitos have turned into one of my summer faves. I've been being lazy and buying the mix, but I'll try this recipe soon! Thanks!

  4. I may have to try that! I do love mint! Oh, and I still have a little white rum left from our last cruise to Jamaica... I've been waiting for something really good to use it for;)

  5. Sounds good.I eill try it

  6. Thanks for posting this one!! I might have to trade in my usual COSMO for one of these:)


  7. Ooo... it looks like the rest of the instructions got cut off. Let me help.

    "Stir well and drink. The make another. Then call your all your exes and tell them through a fog of slurred speech that you're better off without them and that dumping you was the biggest favor they've could have done for you. Then hang up and forget all previously described phone calls."


    Oh. You had something else in mind. Sorry. (Now you know why I rarely drink.)