July 29, 2007

LET MY PEOPLE GO:

Havana Mojito (Cox News Service, 7/29/07)

1 teaspoon powdered sugar

Juice from 1 lime (about 2 ounces)

4 mint leaves (plus 1 sprig of mint)

Premium white rum (2 ounces)

2 ounces club soda

Place the mint leaves into a long, tall Collins glass and squeeze the juice from a cut lime over it. Add the powdered sugar, then smash the mint into the lime juice and sugar with a muddler (a long wooden paddle device -- or the back of a fork or spoon if a muddler isn't available). Add crushed ice, then add the rum and stir, and top off with the club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 29, 2007 8:26 PM
Comments

For those of you that may be vertically challenged but horizontally gifted:

Try diet virgin mojitos instead of lemonade or soda. In a large glass muddle half a lime (cut into 4 pieces) with the mint leaves (I prefer more mint than the above recipe) and one packet of sugar substitute. Add ice, then fill with club soda. The rum is optional.

Posted by: Patrick H at July 30, 2007 10:59 AM

What's a "premium" white rum?
An oxymoron if ever there was one !

Posted by: Mike at July 30, 2007 9:51 PM
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