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5 Ways to Enjoy a Mojito   

Words and photos by Catherine Beck

 

Mojitos are a great cocktail for beginners, not only is this classic cocktail delicious, but it is also very simple and doesn’t use many expensive ingredients.
Most people will have tried a classic mojito, but when making variations the possibilities are endless, here are a few of my favourite mojito combinations.

Classic Mojito
You will need:
4 fresh mint leaves
½ a fresh lime cut into quarters
1 tbsp sugar
1 measure of white rum
Ice cubes
Soda water

Method:
Crush the mint leaves into the bottom of the glass using a muddler.
Add the limes and crush them too.
Add the sugar and rum.
Add ice cubes and top with soda water.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.

Ginger Mojito
You will need:
4 fresh mint leaves
Juice of half a lime
1 measure of ginger cordial
1 measure of white rum
Ice Cubes
Soda Water
Fresh ginger to decorate.

Method:
Crush the mint leaves with a muddler.
Add the rum, cordial and lime juice.
Add the ice.
Top with soda water.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of fresh ginger.

Pomegranate Mojito
You will need:
6 fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar
Juice of 1 fresh lemon
2 measures of pomegranate juice
1 measure of white rum
Ice cubes
Pomegranate seeds
Sprig of mint and lime wedge to garnish

Method:
Crush the mint leaves into the bottom of the glass using a muddler.
Add the sugar, juice and rum.
Add ice cubes and top with soda water.
Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.
Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Elderflower Mojito
You will need:
4 fresh mint leaves
½ a fresh lime cut into quarters
1 measure of white rum
1 measure of elderflower cordial
Ice cubes
Soda water

Method:
Crush the mint leaves with a muddler.
Add the rum, cordial and lime juice.
Add the ice.
Top with soda water.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of fresh ginger.

Blood Orange Mojito
You will need:
Juice of two blood oranges
Juice of 1 fresh lime
6 fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar
1 measure of white rum
Ice cubes
Soda water

Method:
Add the orange and lime juice to the glass.
Add the mint and sugar and mash lightly.
Add rum and ice cubes.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and a wedge of lemon.

Mini Mojitos
For parties I love serving mini versions of my favourite cocktails. These mini mojitos are made the same way as a classic mojito, but with smaller measures.

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

Lisa is the Deputy Editor of Vintage Life Magazine and Publisher at Dragoon Publishing. She is avid bookworm, collector of vintage homeware, loves travel, lazy weekends away and eats way too much cake!