Refreshing Mojito Recipe - Tropical Fruits
Refreshing Mojito Recipe
Although there is extensive debate over the origin of the mojito, it is said that Mojito originated from Cuba. In 1586, Francis Drake was sailing his ship towards Havana. During that time there was an epidemic of Scurvy and Dysentery in Havana. But the local South American residents had some remedies to protect from tropical illnesses. It was made with the help of rum and some local ingredients like lime juice, sugarcane juice, and mint. Rum was used because it was available at that time and lime, mint and sugar were used for removing the harsh taste of the drink. At that time the name of the drink was not mojito but the ingredients used in it are same like those ingredients now using in Mojito.
Some other story tells that the cocktail was originated during 19th century by the African slaves who were working in the field of sugarcane. Mojitos often use the extract from sugarcane and at that time it was a popular drink among the slaves. It is said that the name Mojito is originated from the word Mojo, which is made from lime and mainly used for seasoning dishes in Cuba.
What is a Mojito?
Mojito is a famous cocktail which is made up of simple ingredients like white rum, caste sugar, lemon juice, ice, mint leaves and soda or carbonated water. It is a refreshing summer drink that is very popular not only among the people of Cuba but all over the world and a must have drink during the party. There are different types of flavors you can use to make Mojito, and in this article, I’ll be covering some of the tropical variations of the Mojito - pineapple, watermelon, coconut, peach and pomegranate.
Ingredients for Refreshing Mojito Recipes
- 3 oz White Rum
- 1 oz triple sec
- 4 lemon wedges
- 6-8 Mint leaves
- Caster sugar 2 teaspoon
- Ice cubes
- Fruit slices and mint sprigs for garnish
- 1 Oz tropical juice of choice
How Do You Make Refreshing Mojito Recipes?
- Put, fruit slices mint leaves and one lime wedge into a glass.
- Squeeze mint and lime to extract the juice.
- Add two other wedges of lime, sugar and crush again to extract the lime juice.
- Fill half of the glass with ice cubes and stir, shake in a shake glass instead if you wish.
- Add the rum and fill the glass with soda water.
- Place the lime wedge on the edge of the glass for garnishing.
Today, the Mojito and its variations are amongst the most popular drink mixes in the world. These variations are refreshing, tasty and a must-try if you’ve never had them before. Whether you choose to create a pineapple mojito, watermelon mojito, coconut mojito, peach mojito, or pomegranate mojito, you simply cannot be a mojito lover and not try these excellent variations.