Yes, it’s Thirsty Thursday. We have an abundance of fresh mint in our herb garden — so, what’s a gal to do, but make Mojitos.
Havana, Cuba is the birthplace of the mojito. According to some sources the local South American Indians used a similar libation for medicinal purposes. Therefore, I am considering the mojito to be a healthy cocktail!
Mojitos are very popular here in South Florida as we are so close to Cuba and there are so many Cubans living here. The mojito was also a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. How can you go wrong with fresh mint, lime, and rum? It makes for the perfect refreshing cocktail.
It appears that this libation is popular all over the world. A survey conducted by an international market research company found that the mojito was the most popular cocktail in both Britain and France.
This version is called Chris’s Mojito and was created by and is a favorite at The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy hotel in London. This mojito requires making a simple syrup versus muddling the sugar with the mint and lime. It makes for a much smoother texture.
One of my favorite cocktail resources is the book Glamourous Cocktails. It features cocktail recipes from iconic London bars and a story about how each bartender adapts original recipes to make the perfect libation.
Trust me, this mojito is so delicious that you will want to enjoy these regularly throughout the hot summer months. So refreshing!
Chris's Mojito From The Beaufort Bar At The Savoy
- April 30, 2020
- One drink
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- 1-ounce fresh lime juice (1 lime quartered)
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 12 large fresh mint leaves
- 2 ounces Bacardi white rum
- Soda water, to top off glass
- Garnish with a fresh mint sprig
- Step 1
- Place the quartered lime and mint in the bottom of a tall glass
- Step 2
- Muddle or crush both until a fragrant juice is present
- Step 3
- Add simple syrup (dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup hot water to make simple syrup – let cool) and rum
- Step 4
- Add ice about three-quarters of the way to the top of the glass
- Step 5
- Top with soda water and additional ice to fill the glass
- Step 6
- Stir and enjoy