Friday, April 17, 2009

My favorite Mojito recipe.

I first posted this on 4/17/09. I believe it's time to repost this fantastic Mojito recipe. Here you go.

Yeah, It's Friday!  Time to hang out on the patio and enjoy a tasty Mojito with some spicy Caribbean cuisine.  Don't worry if you're enjoying your spring break at home.  You can still eat and drink like you're on vacation. So, invite some friends over, light up the grill and mix a batch of mojito's.

I remember the first time Don and I had a Mojito. We were at a restaurant called Habana Bar and Grill in South Norwalk. They were really strong, but oh so delicious.  

The mojito pairs perfectly with Caribbean food, like grilled steak and chimichurri sauce.  Here's a recipe from Michael Chiarello. He's not from the Caribbean - he's Italian.  But he's an excellent chef and the recipe got a lot of positive reviews. I haven't made this exact recipe, but a chimichurri sauce is a lot like making pesto. Super easy and always yummy.

Here's a video on how to make the perfect Mojito.  Give it a try and tell me what you think.

click here for video

If you're too impatient, here's the recipe. You really should watch the dude in the video make it though.

1 oz fresh lime juice
2 t. sugar
2 oz white rum
fresh mint leaves (gingerly plucked from the stem)
crushed ice - "muddle the he-ll out of it". That's what the bartender says.
Soda water

In a tall glass add 1 oz fresh lime juice and 2t. sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add a little of the crushed ice so glass is 1/3 full. Stir. Gingerly, pluck mint leaves from a stem, then tear them in half and rub the glass rim so it's fragrant, then add them to the glass. Stir. Add 2oz white rum. Fill glass with ice. Top with a little bit of soda water. Add a straw. Enjoy. Make another one. Repeat as necessary.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm. Mojitos. I think the best one I had was at Frontera Grill last summer. It helped that it was a beautiful summer night and we had a great table outside.

    By the way, I told our pizza story last night. The reaction I got was, "That's not bad. I would've done it too."


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