With these hot temperatures, we all crave refreshing (alcoholic) drinks. A friend that we often conjure up in our long drink glasses is the refreshing Cuban mojito. Mint, cane sugar, lime: it seems such an easy mixture, but sometimes it can be just that little bit better. Culy gives you a hand!
Mojito time baby!
You will become a mojito master soon
There are many stories about the history of the mojito, but one thing is certain: it is a Cuban classic. Because the summery, refreshing cocktail has so few ingredients, it is important that what you do with it is right.
So you imagine yourself from the first sip in Club Tropicana instead of at a hit & miss cocktail bar in your backyard. Chances are that you already have the ingredients for a tasty mojito in your kitchen cupboard. So get them together and mix.
Muddle your coin
The most common mistakes made with a homemade mojito are in the mint. Because do you pluck the leaves into pieces and stir them through the glass, or do you crush it completely and pour everything together? If you want to serve a killer mojito, it is important that you pay a lot (really a lot) of attention to mashing the mint. You do this with a muddle, such a pestle.
Add your sugar, lime and mint together in the cocktail shaker (if you have one) and grind it all so that both the sugar crushes but also the flavors of your mint are released. Do not do this for too long, because then the mint will become bitter. Make sure that everything is well mixed and mixed and that everything has given off its taste. Important: remove the mint leaves from the stems. The stems provide a bitter taste even faster.
Strain the mojito
When you have mashed it all down properly, comes the other important part that we often forget. Whether it’s under the guise of “those mint leaves look so nice in the cocktail” or we just don’t think about it, but it’s super important that you double sieve your mojito . So twice.
This way you ensure that all the fine pieces of mint go out of the mojito, after all they have already given off their taste. This means that you cannot bite on bitter pieces of leaves, that your straw does not get clogged, but also that they do not get between your teeth. There is nothing more annoying than coming home at the end of the evening, looking in the mirror and finding a green leaf on your front tooth.