Ernest Hemingway is like the Father of Mojitos or the Old Man and the Sea of Mojitos. Mojitos were his favorite cocktail and he made a little bar in Havana famous by writing on their wall (and it remains there to this day) …
Mojitos, sultry Havana nights, Ernest Hemingway scribbling in a journal – it all makes for a romantic story. Miami makes excellent mojitos and so can YOU … with the right ingredients and techniques.
Let’s talk about what makes a good mojito … MUDDLING. and no, I am not talking about your brain after you have a few of them. I am talking about the process to create the perfect mojito. There are innumerable recipes for mojitos to be found but this week we are trading out Havana Club White Rum for Blue Ice Vodka and we imagine that Hemingway would have loved it as well.
The key to it all is the proper muddling – don’t bruise the mint – correct muddling releases the flavors and makes a mojito into A MOJITO!
Be warned, you may have to have multiple friends on hand and you may have to attempt this several times. and then again. and again. Eat first. And get a Muddler.
Blue Ice Strawberry Mojito
- 6-8 fresh mint sprigs + I mint sprig
- 6 Strawberries (3 for Garnish)
- 2 tsp Sugar super fine
- 1 oz fresh Lime Juice
- 1 1/2 oz Blue Ice Vodka
- 5-6 oz Club soda
In a tall glass, crush part of the mint 6-8 leaves in soda with a muddler or bar spoon to release flavor.
Add the sugar and lime juice and stir thoroughly.
Top with ice. Add vodka and mix.
Top off with *chilled* club soda (or seltzer).
Add a lime quarter and the remaining mint sprig, and Fresh Strawberries for garnish.
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“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” Ernest Hemingway