Classic Mojito with Organic Mint

While there are countless dishes that use mint, we wanted to present a beverage that really incorporates it and the mojito won the day.

This recipe was inspired by the recipe found on Bacardi’s web-site, http://www.bacardi.com, but modified for use with a cocktail shaker.

The photographs and original recipe were contributed by Ray Toves, a Sarasota-based chef and food photographer. 

Preparation Time:  10 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml Bacardi rum (short part of two-sided jigger)
  • 25 ml Seagram’s club soda (short part of two-sided jigger)
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 3 quartered segments of fresh lime
  • 1 slice of fresh lime
  • 6 +2 sprigs fresh lime
  • 1 tsp organic cane sugar
  • 6 ice cubes

Method:

  • Place 6 sprigs of fresh mint, quartered lime segments, and sugar into the glass (bottom) of a cocktail shaker.
  • Press gently with a muddler to bruise the mint leaves, release the juice from lime segments, and incorporate the sugar.
  • Add the ice, water, and rum; cover with the top of the cocktail shaker and shake well.
  • Add club soda and pour through a strainer into a chilled, short glass; garnish with remaining sprigs of fresh mint and lime slice.

Enjoy!

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