Need your best mojito recipe
May 2, 2011 8:37 AM Subscribe
Please give me your best mojito recipe.
posted by Admiral Haddock to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
Summer is coming (in Boston, there's just a month or two left to wait!), and I'd like to master the mojito. Right now, my mojitos are, sadly, terrible.
With the risk of sounding like a J. Peterman catalog, the best mojitos I ever had were at the outdoor bar behind the National Gallery of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. Sweet, sour, minty, moderately strong. There were bits of muddled mint floating in it, which I liked. I drank between 3-5 daily.
Please help me get back to mojito nirvana. To the extent you have them, I am looking for specific recommendations for every part of the drink:
Rum--specific labels? proofs? Or Cachaça?
ice--cubed? crushed? those giant cubes sometimes used for whisky?
varieties of mint (other thread recommended yerba buena)
limes--anything other than regular old limes?
Sugar--mint-infused simple syrup? (if so, what's your recipe?) raw cane?
Proportions--obviously, please be as precise as you can.
Techniques--do you muddle the mint and lime together? Mint alone? Mint and cane?
I am not looking for recommendations for your favorite ginger-strawberry mojito. Simple and classic. Hopefully strong.