It’s summertime (or at least it is supposed to be!) and this time of year means BBQs, picnics and maybe even the odd cocktail party in the garden while the sun sets. TheBar.com are on a mission this summer to shake up the nation’s drinking habits and get more people making and drinking cocktails at home instead of the usual beer, cider and wine. Did you know that in the Midlands, 17% of the people asked preferred a Gin & Tonic and another 17% preferred a Pimms & Lemonade while 14% like Summer Punch.*
My favourite cocktail is the Mojito. I love how refreshing they are with the lime and the mint, however until now I have never made them at home. I always thought they were complicated and needed lots of equipment but I was wrong. I made an adapted version of the ‘No Problemo’ Mojito (see recipe below) for my Mum and I to have a catch up without the kids at the weekend. I had not realised that my Mum had never tried a Mojito before. I measured out the rum and the soda water using a measuring jug, and used a teaspoon to measure out the lime juice and the agave nectar. I added more lime than the original recipe suggests as I prefer more zing in my Mojito. I also used agave nectar in my recipe as I find that sometimes the sugar does not always dissolve and when you are drinking it, getting grains of sugar in your mouth is not very pleasant. My Mum and I really enjoyed our catch up over the Mojitos and it is something I hope we can do again soon as making cocktails at home is a lot easier than you think and helps any gathering go with a bang.
- 50ml Rum (I used Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold)
- 5 teaspoons (25ml) Lime Juice
- 2tsp agave nectar
- 7 mint leaves
- Handful of ice
- 100ml Soda Water
- 3 lime wedges/slices to serve
- 1 straw to drink it with
- In the glass or jar, you are serving the Mojito in, put in the rum, agave nectar, lime juice and mint leaves and mix it together with a spoon
- Add in the soda water and the ice and stir again
- Put 2 lime wedges/slices into the mojito and cut a slit into the other one and put on the side of the glass/jar.
- Put a straw in and drink it up!
Please drink responsibly
You can see The Cocktail Crashers making the ‘No Problemo’ Mojito in this video below. There is more inspiration on TheBar.com’s YouTube channel. Don’t forget to share your creations using #LetsCocktail for a chance to win prizes.
For more #LetsCocktail recipes, please see;
Very berry G&T’s by Cooksister
‘No problemo’ spiced Mojito by Coffee & Vanilla
*Survey results based on a sample of 1007 people over 18 years old
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