Mojitos made EASY! Here’s a simple step by step process spelled out for you to make a delicious traditional Latin summer cocktail at home. At Angelo’s 677 Prime we make regular mojitos, we have also been making raspberry mojito’s since our doors opened. Our newest version of this cockail we make is called the “Black and Blue” mojito, which is made with fresh blackberries and blueberries. For now, let’s start with the basic ingredients, and tools needed to make and original mojito for one:
Tall glass (11-13oz), muddler or other tool for mashing, bar spoon or long stirrer, fresh mint, limes, simple syrup (boiled down sugar water), alternative sweetener or any other sweetener that dissolves in liquid quick (granulated sugar does not mix as well), ice, white rum, and club soda/seltzer.
Step 1: Put fresh mint sprigs (5-7 leaves), 2 lime slices, sweetener ( 1 packet since it’s very sweet and a ½ teaspoon of any other), and splash of simple syrup into glass. The wetness of the simple syrup helps with the next step… muddling.
Step 2: Take muddler or other tool for mashing that fits into glass and muddle contents until all ingredients seem to blend together, being careful not to break the glass!! Approximately 15 seconds later you should be able to smell the mint and lime in a harmonious blend… you are very close!!
Step 3: Add your ice, fill to top of glass. Add your desired amount of rum. Top with club soda.
Step 4:Use your bar spoon or long stirrer to gently get all ingredients from bottom of the glass throughout…and Voila!!! You have yourself a tasty beverage!!!
Stay tuned for the next blog on how to change up this traditional recipe and create something similar, but different!!
Bar Manager-Angelo’s 677 Prime