With this technique and recipe, you can skip the labor of muddling to make a great mojito. You will elevate a mojito from good to addicting.
What's the secret?
In a traditional Mojito preparation, you take a tall glass, add mint leaves, granulated sugar and lime, then you incorporate the ingredients together with a muddler. This process requires a decent amount of elbow grease.
Why do people order Mojitos? Because they see other people ordering Mojitos.
But what if you are making Mojitos for a bunch of people? This muddling will get tiring quickly. And you better believe everybody won't be satiated with just one.
The secret to an improved and consistently better tasting Mojito is to make a specific mint syrup using fresh mint leaves.
You can make as much of this minty syrup as you want—prepare for a large party, save some in the fridge, or even batch and bottle Mojitos.
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No-Muddle Mojito Recipe
|Light rum of your choice
(Try Plantation 3 Stars)
|Fresh mint syrup
|Fresh lime juice
- Make sure you have mint syrup made. Recipe here.
- In a shaker, add 0.5 oz (15 ml) of fresh lime juice.
- Add 0.5 oz (15 ml) of mint syrup
- Add 1.5 oz (45 ml) of light rum
- Add ice and shake.
- Strain into Collins glass.
- Add crushed ice.
- Top with sparkling water (use barspoon technique like in the video)
- Garnish with a bouquet of mint leaves and lime wedge.
- I highly recommend these agave straws. They are up-cycled agave fibers, byproduct of tequila production.
This is a great way to make mojitos without unnecessary extra work.
If you're looking for an easy and tasty cocktail recipe, this might be it. Give these tips a try next time you have a friend who needs to vent, or are throwing a party—or just want to have yourself a relaxing time.