Sticking with the Daiquiri theme, we're (finally) making Mojitos this week on #MasterofCocktails. It's taken a while to get round to it, but is there a more crowd-pleasing summer drink?
Now the very first thing you're going to need to do is take a small amount of granulated sugar...
and do this with it...
'Fucking it over a wall' would work equally well. You could bury it if you're really stuck. Granulated sugar has no place in a mojito. So. Shall we?
You’ll be needing these...
List of Ingredients
50ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Year Old
25ml Fresh Lime Juice
12.5ml Monin Sugar Syrup
Good then. Grab yourself a highball glass, and pop in 50ml of rum. I'm using Havana Club 3yo.
Now for the mint. Strip about a dozen leaves off the bottom of a couple of stems, leaving the top leaves on...
Pop the leaves in with the rum, but before you do, stick 'em in the palm of your hands and give them a bash.
You don't need a muddler. Just a spoon to poke the leaves under the rum. Alcohol is a very effective solvent, so you'll strip most of the oil out with no mashing, bashing, or otherwise making a spectacle of yourself.
Next up's the lime juice. Who remembers last week's lesson on Daiquiri quantities? How much do we need?
Yup. Half. 25ml. How much Sugar Syrup?
Fill the glass with ice...
Top with soda water, stir quickly...
And you remember those mint tops we saved from earlier? Stick 'em in. They'll provide aroma.
There we have it. The Mojito. Staggeringly easy, so WHY CAN NO-ONE GET THEM RIGHT!?! Next time you see someone with granulated sugar, or a muddler, just remember – a low wall.
Remember to send your picks to @MasterOfMalt if you’re playing along at home and we’ll include them in the blog. @DJOsito’s been at it again – good work Juan!
@DJOsito used Bacardi and some homemade Sugar Syrup.
Still on the Daiquiris next week (it must be summer or something?), here’s what we’ll be using:
Next week, you'll be needing these...
Fresh strawberries, Limes, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva and Sugar Syrup.