Better Mojito Recipes

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When I say you'll have to muddle through the mojito recipes, I mean it.



Using a wooden muddler or a good sized wooden spoon you will need to muddle, or mash the lime, mint leaves, and other ingredients together in a highball glass as our handy bartender is doing here.

Don't overdo it, though. The idea is to bruise the ingredients, releasing their flavors, not grind them up.




Mojito Recipes

Hint: Some of these recipes call for simple syrup, sugar dissolved in very hot water. One cup of sugar and 1 cup of water equals about 1 1/3 cups of simple syrup. Make as much as you think you will need ahead of time and cool it.


Pineapple Mojitos

2-3 lime wedges
4-8 mint leaves, to taste
2 teaspoons brown sugar
3 or 4 pineapple chunks
2 ounces white or gold rum
Splash of pineapple juice

Muddle the lime wedges, mint leaves, sugar and pineapple in the bottom of a highball glass. Pour in the rum and pineapple juice. Fill with crushed ice. Mix thoroughly. Garnish with a sprig of mint and, if desired, pineapple "leaves."


Mango Mojitos

1 thin slice of mango
2-3 lime wedges
4-8 mint leaves, to taste
2 teaspoons simple syrup
2 ounces mango rum
3 ounces club soda

Muddle the mango, lime wedges and mint leaves in a highball glass. Add the simple syrup, mango rum and club soda. Add a scoop of crushed ice and mix well. Garnish with a sprig of mint and/or a wedge of mango.



Raspberry Mojitos

2-3 lime wedges
4-8 mint leaves, to taste
3 raspberries + garnish
2 teaspoons simple syrup
2 ounces white or gold rum
1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur (Chambord)
Splash of cranberry juice

Muddle the lime, mint leaves and raspberries in a highball glass. Add the simple syrup, rum, raspberry liqueur, and cranberry juice. Add a scoop of crushed ice and mix well. Garnish with a few raspberries and/or a sprig of mint.


Vanilla Spice Mojitos

Of all the Mojito recipes here, this is the most reminiscent of the classic version, but with the added twist of spiced rum and vanilla.

2-3 lime wedges
4-8 mint leaves, to taste
2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 drop pure vanilla extract
2 ounces spiced rum
Splash of club soda, or to taste

Muddle the lime wedges and mint leaves in a highball glass. Pour in the simple syrup, vanilla and spiced rum. Add a scoop of crushed ice and club soda to taste. Mix thoroughly. Garnish with a lime wedge or sprig of mint.


Passion Fruit Mojitos

2-3 lime wedges
4-8 mint leaves, to taste
2 teaspoons simple syrup
3 ounces passion fruit juice
2 ounces white rum
1 drop pure vanilla extract, optional

Muddle the lime and mint together in a highball glass. Add the simple syrup, passion fruit juice, rum and, if you choose, the vanilla. Drop a scoop of crushed ice into the glass and stir all the ingredients well. Garnish with a sprig of mint and/or half a passion fruit.


Pear Mojitos

2 lime wedges
2 lemon wedges
4-8 mint leaves, to taste
3 teaspoons simple syrup
1 ounce pear puree
1/2 ounce pear liqueur
1 1/2 ounces spiced rum
Splash of club soda

Muddle the lime and lemon wedges with the mint leaves in a highball glass. Add the simple syrup, pear puree, pear liqueur, spiced rum, and club soda to taste. Add a scoop of crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with a peeled wedge or two of pear.

Strawberry Mojito, www.GreatPartyRecipes.com


Strawberry Mojitos

2-3 lime wedges
4-8 mint leaves, to taste
2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 ounce strawberry puree
2 ounces white or gold rum
Dash of passion fruit syrup
Splash of club sofa

Okay, one more time... muddle the lime wedges and mint leaves together in a highball glass. Pour in the simple syrup, strawberry puree, rum, passion fruit syrup, and club soda. Add a scoop of crushed ice and mix all the ingredients well. Garnish with a sprig of mint and/or a whole fresh strawberry.

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There are more dos, don'ts, and nevers associated with mojito recipes than you want to know. Pick a recipe that sounds good and make it your own:

Make it. Try it. Perfect it. Serve it.

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