Mojito Doctor

I recently went to Key West with friends.  Our first night there, in the brutally hot and humid weather, we made the Bataan death march to the liquor store.  My compatriots sprang for vodka drinks, so I decided to be in charge of mojitos.  I’m not really a rum girl, but it seems like such a tropical staple.  I bought some premixed mojito stuff and a bottle of Bacardi 151.  At the register, they had limes, so I grabbed two of those.

I don’t really know how to make a mojito, so I figured I’d start 1:1 with the mojito mix & the rum and adjust from there.  As I was pouring, someone read the label of the premixed stuff and said, “You know there’s alcohol in here already, right?”  Uh….no?

So setting a course correction….I added another part of the mix and a part of water.  That made it more palatable, but it still wasn’t very good.  But wait….there’s limes!  I squeezed in the juice of one lime, and that helped a lot.  But it was still missing something…..

After some careful thought (and you know, a few more tastes), I realized that what it was missing was mint.  We had no mint….but I had grabbed a mint tea bag from the lobby that morning.  I brewed up a cup of very strong mint tea and added that.  And viola!

So the mix ratio works out to be 2 parts premixed mojito stuff, 1 part rum, 1 part water, the juice of a lime, and a cup of mint tea.  It’ll do in a pinch…but I’d recommend learning how to actually make a mojito if this is what you want to drink.

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Published in: on May 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm  Comments (3)