What’s a drink without any twist? As if mojito wasn’t a twist enough. Traditionally Mojitos are made using white rum, mint, sugar, club soda and lime juice. When I asked my husband whether he would like to have Mojitos, it was around 1130 in the night. And who is he to say no to this classic drink? He raised a concern though – “but we don’t have tequilla at home!?” Yes, I said. We don’t need Tequilla for Mojito (Trust me, that’s another classic. You should try that.)
Anyway, so I went on to picking some mint leaves while feeling sorry for doing that at an hour when my plants were sleeping. Just then it struck like a lightening! (Haha, I meant to be dramatic) Let’s just go to the recipe before I forget what all I added.
Servings: 4, Time: 5 min
- Lemon/ Lime juice – I squeezed a whole big lemon but 4 tbsp is good though
- Fresh ginger – 1/2 inch chopped finely (substitute powder if you don’t like ginger pieces in your mouth
- Sugar – 5 tbsp
- Mint leaves – 2-3 sprigs (around 10 leaves)
- Light rum/ White rum – depending on your taste – start with 3 oz/glass
- Strawberry slices – from 4 whole
- Club soda – I had sprite at home – 2 cans
- Ice cubes
Meddle Mint, ginger and sugar using back of the spoon or in mortar pestle. Add the rest of the ingredients in the glass and give a stir..
You can circle the lime remnant on the glass rim and coat it with sugar for serving. A mint sprig on top decorates it well.
That’s it! Enjoy it with little talks, smiles turning into laughs and some good times. The strawberry and ginger addition gives it a nice punch and color. You can also try ginger-ale if you have it (substituting club soda and ginger)