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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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This is a freshly made Mojito and an extremely refreshing drink and with this heat wave we are ‘enjoying’ in Ontario one of these delicious drinks would go down very easily right now.  The humidity this week has been unbearable, for me any way.

This drink was made in Cayo Coco, Cuba and the Cubans have this cocktail down to a fine art. I have tried making one myself but it’s just not the same; probably because there is no sun, white sand and beautiful blue water to go with it smile.

The reason I love this drink is because it is not sweet like most cocktails. It does have a small amount of sugar in it, I hasten to add, and here is the recipe if you are interested in trying one for yourself.

  • 1 Teaspoon sugar (but you can add more if you prefer or use syrup)
  • Lime Juice (half a lime)
  • Fresh mint
  • Dash of Angostura bitters (optional)
  • Club Soda or Sparkling Water
  • White rum (single or double shot, up to you)
  • Ice

 

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You put the sugar, lime juice and mint in a glass and then mush it together with a muddler, or the back of a spoon will work just as well if you don’t have the fancy bar tools. This brings out the flavour of the mint and stirs in the sugar.

Then add the rum and ice and top up your glass with club soda or sparkling water for a wonderful refreshing drink. You can add an extra sprig of mint for decoration if you are entertaining or feel so inclined.

If you would like to see this being done the professional way, which is a little different to the method I have just shared with you, then this is a good video to watch – How to make a Mojito.

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If you would like to take part in this week’s challenge here is the link – Photo Challenge.

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47 Comments

Albatz Travel Adventures

September 25, 2014at 2:04 pm

The pink straw really adds a tropical touch!

    Pennie

    September 25, 2014at 9:35 pm

    Thanks Albatz :).

elizz

August 10, 2013at 10:48 pm

hi pennie.. i also love this cocktail.. well i used to like cuba libre but mojito is much better.. i couldn’t make it from scratch and it’s good that bacardi has a bottled mojito..

    Penelope

    August 11, 2013at 12:22 pm

    Hey Eliizz, I have tried the barcardi mojito and I have to say it’s not bad and does save the hassle of having to make it yourself. However, it’s not quite the same as the real thing and sometimes when something takes a lot of effort to make, I actually appreciate it more. Plus, you don’t drink so many….LOL!

      elizz

      August 11, 2013at 6:29 pm

      you’re right pennie, nothing beats the real thing..

janalinesmalman

July 24, 2013at 3:26 pm

This looks delicious! Perfect drink for this lovely hot summer we are having in the UK.

    Penelope

    July 24, 2013at 3:36 pm

    My mum was telling me how hot it was over there now, after a pretty lousy start to summer. I only wish you could drink Mojito’s all day, but alas that would not be good LOL!

Naomi Baltuck

July 21, 2013at 9:50 pm

Mmmm. I want!

    Penelope

    July 24, 2013at 3:35 pm

    Yes, me tooo! 🙂

Busanee Dominguez

July 21, 2013at 5:34 pm

Love Mojitos..the mint certainly makes the drink. 🙂

    Penelope

    July 21, 2013at 8:38 pm

    I totally agree Busanee:)

adinparadise

July 21, 2013at 11:49 am

This is one of my favourite cocktails. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

    Penelope

    July 21, 2013at 5:43 pm

    You are very welcome, enjoy 🙂

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Inside the Mind of Isadora

July 20, 2013at 2:56 pm

Looks re – fresh – ing …. YUMMY.

    Penelope

    July 21, 2013at 11:18 am

    And just perfect on a really really hot day 🙂

mrscarmichael

July 20, 2013at 8:28 am

now you know how much I love a mojito (included one in mine as well) and BTW in Barcelona they offer 2 ways of making one without the sugar!

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 11:53 am

    Without sugar great, I am going to have to look for that recipe. Do you have a link or do you know it yourself?

      mrscarmichael

      July 20, 2013at 12:10 pm

      No, so sorry it was on the menu in a couple of bars I went to in Barcelona (home to the perfect mojito).

Kongo

July 20, 2013at 8:06 am

My kind of woman! The monkey should go drinking with you.

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 11:54 am

    Sounds like fun Kongo 🙂

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Jennifer Avventura

July 20, 2013at 5:35 am

Yum, I love a good mojito!

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 11:55 am

    Me too, and they taste so much better when someone makes one for you 🙂

Cardinal Guzman

July 20, 2013at 4:17 am

Sounds and looks tasty!

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 11:56 am

    If you haven’t tried one Cardinal you really should 🙂

viveka

July 20, 2013at 2:58 am

Could I order two for my balcony this afternoon, please. Brilliant shot. It screams freshness and refreshing.

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 11:57 am

    Thanks Viveka and I’ll make that order for three as I think I’ll join you 🙂

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i*Kan

July 20, 2013at 2:00 am

Great photo. Makes me want to reach out, grab and drink it!

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 11:57 am

    Thank you I*Kan I have to say I was drooling as I was posting this 🙂

Tina Schell

July 19, 2013at 11:52 pm

My brother’s all-time favorite drink too. Me? I’m a cosmo gal but love your photo

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 12:01 pm

    Thanks Tina, my daughter loves a Cosmo and I have to say that I have drank a few in my time. Please tell your brother that he has great taste 🙂

kz

July 19, 2013at 11:21 pm

looks really refreshing! ^^ thanks for the recipe 🙂

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 12:01 pm

    Thank you KZ, enjoy if you decide to make one.

Bams Triwoko

July 19, 2013at 10:47 pm

So ‘fresh’ and… yummy… 🙂

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 12:02 pm

    It tastes as good as it looks 🙂

sustainabilitea

July 19, 2013at 7:54 pm

Oh, yes, I’d like one of these right now, but it might muddle me. 🙂

janet

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 12:03 pm

    LOL, I definitely wouldn’t drink one until I was done for the day, then it wouldn’t matter 🙂

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2812 photography

July 19, 2013at 7:09 pm

Oh I love this! Recipe and all!

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 12:06 pm

    Are you going to try one Pete? If so let me know what you think of it 🙂

      2812 photography

      July 20, 2013at 12:12 pm

      I’ve got the recipe, I just have to get the ingredients together. When I do, I’ll let you know!

Schelley – What Is It?!?

July 19, 2013at 6:59 pm

Yum!

    Penelope

    July 20, 2013at 12:07 pm

    They are tasty Schelley, you should try one…..if you’re old enough to drink that is 🙂

      Schelley – What Is It?!?

      July 20, 2013at 1:50 pm

      LOL! I’m definitely old enough to partake in this adult beverage! 🙂

      Penelope

      July 20, 2013at 10:47 pm

      Hey that’s great Schelley, let me know if you try one. In your photo you look very beautiful and young so I wasn’t sure :).

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