Welcome to Thirsty Thursdays at the Shedquarters!
On a recent trip to Cuba, my friends came back with a new (some a renewed) love of mojitos. I’ve always been one that could take them or leave them, but these gals told me I had to try a mojito made “the Cuban way.” So here we go…
Here’s what you need:
- 12 -15 small fresh mint sprigs, plus 4 more for garnish.
- 1⁄4 cup sugar, plus.
- 2 tablespoons sugar, sifted (can use superfine sugar)
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice, chilled.
- 3⁄4 cup white rum or 3⁄4 cup golden rum, chilled.
- 8 dashes Angostura bitters.
- 2 cups club soda, chilled.
- crushed ice
Here’s how to make the mojitos:
- In a large container or bowl, muddle mint with sugar until the mint is coarsely chopped and the sugar has turned a shade of green.
- Add lime juice, rum and bitters and stir until sugar dissolves.
- Strain into a small pitcher.
- Pour into iced tea or mojito glasses that are filled about 1/3 with crushed ice and top each drink with 1/2 cup of the club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.