The Ultimate Mojito Recipe – Extending that holiday feeling

Away on my holidays this summer I stumbled upon an awesome bar named Pirates Bar in Cales Piques, Menorca. One of their specialities was mojitos, which had to be the best I have ever had. So in the spirit of trying to prolong my holiday feeling I set about making my own at home.

The following is a standard recipe and equipment list which I have followed to get the perfect mojito:-

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[icon_list_item type=”cube”]Limes[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”cube”]Caster Sugar[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”cube”]Fresh Mint[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”cube”]White Rum (Bacardi)[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”cube”]Soda Water[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”cube”]Ice[/icon_list_item]
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[icon_list_item type=”cube”]Mojito Cocktail Kit – £24.99 on Amazon UK[/icon_list_item]
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Take 12 leaves of mint and clap them in your hand. This helps to release the mint flavour from the leaf. Add these leaves to your glass, and use a muddler to press them.

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Take half a lime and cut it into quarters, and add to the glass. Use a muddler to release the lime juice from the limes.

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Add two teaspoons of castor sugar to the glass.

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Add a shot of white rum, or a double (my preference is the double), and stir till the sugar is disolved.

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Crush ice and add to the glass so the glass is 3/4 full.

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Topup the glass with Soda water, and mix the cocktail. (Top with a sprig of mint to garnish).

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Enjoy.

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