Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The World's Best Mojitos

On Überall I may be searching to find the best beer, but I already know where to get the best mojitos — at my brother-in-law's house. I particularly enjoy his watermelon mojitos.

Since I wont be able to stop by his house this summer, he was nice enough to give me the recipe. So, without further ado:

Jeff's Mojito

2 full shots (3oz) of lemon-flavored rum (Bacardi Limon is my preference)
2 tablespoons raw cane sugar
Lots of fresh mint (leaves and stems)—at least 12 leaves
1/2 lime
Club soda

1. Beat the crap out of the lime before you cut it open. Roll it hard between your palms and the counter to release the juice.
2. Squeeze half a lime into a tall skinny glass. Use a hand juicer or at least a spoon to get as much of the pulp into the glass as possible.
3. Add sugar and mint. Muddle together. A long slow grind is best. (Don't casually mention the long slow grind to a strange woman at a bar unless you want a date or a slap in the face.)
4. Fill glass with ice.
5. Add rum and top with club soda and stir.
6. Garnish with a mint leaf.

You can turn this into a pomegranate mojito by adding an ounce of Pom brand (or other premium brand) pomegranate juice.

You can turn this into a watermelon mojito by using watermelon-flavored rum in place of the lemon flavored. Add the Pom pomegranate juice for color.

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