Today, it is impossible to browse the menu of a cocktail bar without seeing the presence of the mojito. Along with the Spritz, these are truly the two most trendy cocktails.
- But beyond this simple fashion phenomenon
- the mojito can also offer new flavours in more or less revisited versions.
- Don’t you drink a drop of alcohol? Don’t panic: a “soft” version also exists!
Here are 6 ways to rediscover this iconic cocktail, with mint and lime, with or without rum!
- 1. Easy mojito
- 2. Black Mojito
- 3. Bikini Shark
- 4. Jungle Pisang Mojito
- 5. The Mojito beer!
- Which beer to choose for this cocktail?
- 6. Virgin Mojito, the alcohol-free
1. Easy mojito
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- 6 cl of rum;
- 6 cl of sparkling water;
- 2 tbsp. to s. brown sugar;
- a few mint leaves (about ten);
- a lime.
It is therefore sufficient to gently crush in this long drink glass a few leaves of fresh mint – peppery for lovers of real Cuban mojito – without reducing it to a pulp, with two spoonfuls of sugar and the juice of half a lemon. green.
Then add 4 ice cubes and rum – preferably Cuban – until halfway up, stirring with a blender. Finally, pour the equivalent of sparkling water, still stirring.
Decorate with a few whole mint leaves, a lime wedge and a straw ( or two, like the real ones! ), Serve, then let the magic work!
Obviously, this cocktail prepared by the glass does not allow to play the “virtuoso of the shaker” like a famous actor in a film no less famous. But it will still have its effect! Perfumed, slightly tart and sweet just right, it will provide a warm and exotic atmosphere to your evenings.
2. Black Mojito
Here, the change is very discreet, but it highlights the importance of the choice of rum in the preparation of the cocktail.
Skip the entry-level alcohols that can be found in all supermarkets (no, we will not name a brand), and prefer bottles a little more upscale. Even accessible rums like Kraken or Sailor Jerry, for example, will add a nice twist to your mojito.
- 6 cl of The Kraken dark rum;
- 6 fresh mint leaves;
- 4 lime wedges;
- 1 spoon of brown sugar;
- Sparkling water.
The recipe is the same as the traditional mojito.
Crush the lime wedges, brown sugar and mint leave at the bottom of a long drink glass. Add the rum and then ice cubes, up to half the glass. Then fill the glass with sparkling water and mix gently.
3. Bikini Shark
In Lyon perhaps hides one of the best cocktail bars, the Phantom of the Opera. The local mixologist, Jessica, has been a two-time finalist for the prestigious Trophées du Bar in Paris over the past three years.
And at Le Fantôme, you can taste a delicious Bikini Shark, where rum and mint are mixed with caramelized pineapple. Delicious to the taste, this cocktail is also a pleasure for the eyes.
- Mount Gay rum;
- Sailor Jerry rum;
- fresh mint ;
- lime ;
Have you ever seen a mixologist share all their secrets? Failing to have the precise composition of the cocktail, we can tell you that the mixture of these two rums Mount Gay and Sailor Jerry brings a lot to this variant of the mojito.
But this is obviously nothing compared to the originality brought by the spicy and caramelized pineapple …
4. Jungle Pisang Mojito
Here is an unusual variation of the mojito, since it does not contain the slightest drop of rum. Here, the base alcohol is banana liqueur (from Pisang Ambon). For the rest, we take roughly the same ingredients, without the brown sugar, the green banana is already quite sweet enough!
- 6 cl of banana liqueur (Pisang Ambon type);
- 1 lime wedge;
- 5 cl of sparkling water;
- 10 fresh mint leaves.
As for the classic mojito, pound the mint leaves and lemon at the bottom of a long drink glass. Add the Pisang Ambon and crushed ice, before completing the glass with sparkling water.
5. The Mojito beer!
Do you find the mojito too classic? Do you like good beers? So, why not combine these two pleasures (in moderation, of course) to rediscover the famous cocktail?
Call it biejito, beer mojito or whatever, whatever! The recipe is extremely simple, since it uses that of the classic mojito, with the difference that sparkling water is replaced by beer.
- 7-8 fresh mint leaves;
- 2 teaspoons of brown sugar;
- juice of half a lime;
- 5 cl of rum;
- 15 cl of beer.
The cocktail is prepared directly in the glass. Pour the mint leaves at the bottom of the glass, then the brown sugar and lemon juice. Crush everything without crushing the mint.
Then add the rum and then ice cubes or (better) crushed ice. Complete by pouring in the beer – you must add the beer AFTER the ice cubes.
Put a straw in the glass (or two, like the real ones!) And enjoy this typically summer cocktail!
Which beer to choose for this cocktail?
So that the aromas of the beer blend harmoniously with the other ingredients of this revisited mojito, we advise you to opt for a classic lager beer, with fairly low alcohol content. You can also let yourself be tempted by a white beer, whose fruity flavours can bring a little more subtlety to the cocktail.
On the other hand, a dark beer may overwhelm the other aromas and release too much bitterness: we do not recommend it, therefore!
Finally, for rum, the custom is to take a white rum. But nothing prevents you from trying the experience with dark rum!
6. Virgin Mojito, the alcohol-free
In the virgin mojito recipe, apple juice replaces rum. You can also make this delicious cocktail with mojito syrup that you find in good delicatessens – but honestly, these ready-made drinks don’t fully convince us.
- ten leaves of fresh spearmint;
- 1 half a lime;
- 10 cl of sparkling water (ideally Perrier, San Pellegrino or Badoit);
- 2 teaspoons of brown sugar;
- 5 to 7 cl of apple juice.
The real mojito recipe is prepared directly in the glass and not in a shaker. The same is true for its alcohol-free version. Take a large glass (tumbler type) large enough to allow you to place the lemon.
- Cut the lemon half into quarters and place them directly in the glass.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
- Crush the lemon pieces with a pestle so that the sugar mixes with the fruit juice.
- Add a few mint leaves (at your convenience) and crush them gently
- Add the apple juice.
- Cover with crushed ice.
- Complete with sparkling water.
To present your cocktail, add one or two straws, a blender and the top of your mint sprig. There you have it, your alcohol-free mojito is ready to serve, you just have to enjoy it with a few friends… and it can be done without moderation or almost!
Finally, to accompany all this, we recommend tortillas with guacamole. To vary the pleasures, you can also prepare bruschetta or verrines, or at least nibble on a few cherry tomatoes! Ideal for an alcohol-free and diet-free aperitif!
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health – Consume in moderation.