THE STORY: Below the recipe
THE MORAL OF THE STORY IN CASE YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THE STORY: Must Try
THE RECIPE: Right Here Baby
The following makes a single drink:
5-6 mint leaves, torn up (Use 6 if you like mint)
2 lime wedges or half of one key lime (cut into 2 wedges)
3/4 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
3/4 oz Cointreau
1 oz Sweet & Sour Mix (we use Mr. & Mrs. T)
1/2 oz Agave Nectar Syrup (I find this in my organic section at Publix)
2 oz club soda
In the glass you will be sipping from, place your torn mint leaves. Squeeze the juice from your limes into the glass and then drop limes in. Take a muddler or back of spoon and gently smash the mint and limes together. This will release the oils from the mint as well as the lime rind. Fill glass halfway with crushed ice.
In a cocktail shaker with ice (just to make the alcohol cold) add your tequila, cointreau, sour mix and agave. Shake well, strain ice and pour into glass. Top off with the club soda. Stir and enjoy.
If you're making more than one drink at a time, just do it the same way but double up accordingly in the cocktail shaker and then pour into each glass. I just highly recommend muddling the lime and mint into the glass you will be sipping from. I also recommend topping that glass off with the club soda rather than mixing it with the other ingredients in the shaker.
I urge you to try this, especially since Terry & I worked so hard to bring it to you. If you try it, write me and let me know how it turns out and I will send you something Mojito-ish.
Muddler for the Gentle Smashing of Lime and Mint
This one pictured would have 3/4 oz on one side and 1 1/2 oz on the other. The one we bought was a multi jigger so just one side had all the ounces
THE STORY: I don't pass on a recipe unless it's tried & true and this one has been TRIED!!! We met the Mexican Mojito on our drive home from vacation. It was June 11, a day I will never forget....ok, ok....so it was at a chain Mexican restaurant, On the Border, in Gainesville. I don't usually do chain Mexican since we are 1-2x a week regulars at a genuine one a couple of miles from the house but this one was outstanding. I ordered a mojito because I was
So, we ask for the recipe, they gave it up, we tried it. Couldn't duplicate. Tried it again. Failure. A little too sour, a little too sweet. We knew the ingredients were probably just not balanced precisely enough. After all, they called for 3/4 oz of this and 3/4 oz of that and eyeballing was just not good enough. A week later after many attempts, Terry
We also needed to make sure we were releasing all the mint & lime oil by using a muddler. That I knew. So naturally, we bought a jigger & a muddler. This weekend, waiting for jigger, but with muddler in hand, we had a brilliant idea to quadruple the recipe thereby turning 3/4oz into 3oz. Lo and behold, we were reunited with the Mexican Mojito. Pure perfection. Funny thing - as Terry & I were
all like Yeah and high fiving eachother
fabricated a reason to drive the 1 1/2 hrs all the way back to the restaurant, something about having to visit one of his hospitals and make a sale
in the mood and needed some alcohol to escape my depression because vacation is over