One of the big drinks in connection with New Year here in Denmark is apparently Mojito, as you buy limes fruits and mint leaves in all Danish supermarkets with respect for them shelf. So right after New Year you can buy all the leftovers of mint plants/bunches of mints and limes, as January is the month of dieting and fitness upon a calorie rich month of December full of food, alcohol and sweets.
Otherwise the Mojito is more of summer cocktail for me due to it´s coolness of fresh mint leaves and plenty of ice cubes and fresh flavour notes from the mashed lime.
So after I have been sweating seriously in rowing machine, I will go home and make myself a Mojito as a more funny way of getting my much needed C-vitamins !!!
Adding the sugar into the lime and mint leaves, before mashing everything together is giving a better dissolution of the sugar and better sweetness in my opinion compared to added the sugar after the mashing process.
Mojito: - 1 serving
- ½ lime - cut in 4 halves
- 12 mint leaves
- 4 teaspoon of sugar
- 5 cl rum
- ice cubes
- sparkling water / club soda
- Place the lime halves, mint leaves and sugar in a high-ball glass.
- Mash it well together mortar.
- Add in the rum.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Top with sparkling water / club soda.
- Place a straw in the mojito.