There is something so great about being served an ice cold mojito that you know is guaranteed to give you that chilled-out summer feeling.
For many, nothing can beat the original classic combination of mixing white rum, sugar, mint and lime in a glass. And although the classic mojito is one of my all-time favourite summer drinks, whilst recently travelling through Asia where exotic fresh fruits are abundant, I was introduced to mojitos that took it to the next level.
By just adding a few different fruity twists (passion fruit / mango / watermelon for example) to your classic mojito you can easily impress your friends with a surprise treat this summer.
Top Tips for Making a Fruit Flavoured Mojito
To make a great mojito, it takes more than just mixing all of the ingredients together in any old fashion. There is an art to getting the perfect flavour, this being the technique known as ‘muddling’. Muddling involves gently pressing the ingredients together to release the right amount of flavours. To do this use a muddler or a rolling pin to press together the lime, sugar and any fruit of your choice. For best flavours aim to use fruits that are in season.
When adding the mint leaves be careful not to press them too hard as this can make the mojito taste slightly bitter. Then next you can add the ice and liquid.
Check here to see a full detailed recipe with ingredients for a classic mojito.
Mango Mojito Recipe
This mixture of mint, sweet mango and a kick of rum, I promise will not disappoint!
- Dash of fresh lime juice
- 6 x fresh mint leaves
- 50 ml white rum
- 3 x sugar cubes
- ¼ cup of fresh mango chunks
- Dash of soda
- Crushed Ice
- Muddle the sugar, lime and mango chunks together until the sugar has dissolved (this can then either be strained or not depending on whether you mind small chunks of mango in your drink)
- Muddle the mint leaves very gently together with the sugar, lime and mango
- Add crushed ice so that the glass in ¾ full
- Next add the rum and soda
- Stir with a long spoon so the mixture us well combined
- Top with a little more crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint and a slice of mango.
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I would love to hear some of your favourite cocktails this summer!
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