March 21, 2008

Lime - n - Lemony Mojito

Favourites. I've found that they always seem to change with time. My signature drink used to be the Screw Driver for as long as I remember. Somewhere along the line, I had an affair with the Cosmopolitan. Then I gave up the long legged pink beauty for the tall, dark, handsome drink. The Long Island Iced Tea. But in the midst of all this, I developed a taste for the Caipiroska and its rum based cousin the Mojito.

The bartender at our favourite restaurant, Earth, makes the best virgin Mojito I've ever had. I've been wanting to make this drink at home. For the very first time, I had all the ingredients (or at least some decent substitutes) at home. The timing couldn't have been better as I was browsing through Mansi's blog the same day and I found her recipe for Old Fashioned Cuban Mojito with Lime and Mint. I modified it a bit and S made this lovely cocktail for us last weekend.

4 fresh Mint Sprigs
2 tsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Lime Juice
60 ml Dark Rum
300 ml Limca
2 Limes, cut into quarters
Ice cubes, crushed

Crush the mint leaves along with the brown sugar and lime pieces. Divide this mixture into 2 glasses. Pour in the lime juice and the rum. Add the crushed ice cubes and top with Limca.

Since this drink had Limca, lime juice and lime wedges, it was especially tangy. This is my entry to this month's Monthly Blog Patrol of Coffee's blog, which is guest hosted for the first time by dear Sig. Now, Sig posted her AFAM Pear entry earlier today, despite having to plan for a trip. The only way I can thank her for that entry is by returning the favour. So Sig, this one is for you.


Finla said...

I love mojito.
When it is summer here i make them.
But instead of limca, we use soda water.

Raaga said...

that's one of the changes I made to the recipe :-)

Unknown said...

Have you ever tried Havana Mojito?? It is an awesome non-alcohol drink. Mix it with your favorite rum and you have a traditional Mojito. Mix it with Woodford Reserver Bourbon and you have an easy (and tasty) Mint Julep!!

Sig said...

That was fast girl... Thank you soo much! :)
My favorites keep changing too... During the Sex and the city days it was always a cosmo.. Now given a choice I will just have beer, otherwise I just go with what looks good in the menu... But Mojito always remain a favorite... Looks great and looks like you had a happy Friday night... :)

Kalai said...

Looks so refreshing, Raaga! Nice one. :)

Cynthia said...

You make me wanna go make one of these right now.

AnuZi said...

I love mojitos! Awesome recipe dear.

Namratha said...

I always thought Mojitos were with only Gin or Vodka...hmm this is a good one too. Ah, I remember the ScrewDriver :P

Sunshinemom said...

Hi Raaga, I seem to be lingering too long at each post of your!! I think I am growing just by staring at them!! Too good!

Anonymous said...

Love this mojito!! We're huge fans of cocktails and will definitely try this one very soon. :)

Mansi said...

Glad you liked the Mojito Raaga! I often make the virgin version, and I loved your brown sugar addition:)