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Mojito

Mojito

Ingredients

  • 50ml rum
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 spoon of brown sugar
  • 10ml gomme syrup
  • dash of soda or sprite

Garnish

  • Sprig of mint and/or lime wheel
  • Sprinkle of brown sugar

Method

This drink is built in the serving glass.

(Read more on cocktail techniques here)

Take your mojito glass, add the lime wedges and use your muddler to release the juices. Add the brown sugar, gomme syrup and rum. Place the mint leaves in your one hand and clap them with you other hand to release the mint aromas. Add the mint to the glass and chuck in a few ice cubes. Place your bar spoon in the glass and cover the remainder of the top of the glass with a bar napkin and your hand (the napkin is just so you don’t touch the glass rim with you hand – it looks more professional + more hygienic). Now move the spoon quickly up and down to mix all the ingredients. The napkin will get wet but at least most of your ingredients will stay in the glass. Top up the glass with crushed ice first and then either sprite or soda/sparkling water (I generally use sprite unless they request a “not so sweet” mojito, then I’d use soda). Finally, finish off your drink with a sprinkle of brown sugar, a lime wheel and a sprig of mint.

For extra brownie points, slap the mint on the back of your hand before placing in the glass. It will release that beautiful fresh mint smell to the lucky guest who gets to sip this cocktail.

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