Flavored Mojito ideas
There is no beating a classic Mojito. It is minty, zesty and juicy, what’s not to like! But if you’re looking to take it up a notch for your next house party, our Flavored mojito ideas are just what you need. We have compiled the most fun and easy ways you can add that extra oomph to your regular Mojito.
All these ideas ask for simple variations in the usual recipe of a Mojito. These stay true to the classic but yet add a little excitement. So go ahead, give these Mojito ideas a shot, and tell us how it goes down!
1. Strawberry Mojito
To start your experimentation, we recommend the strawberry mojito. This take on the classic, retains the essence of rum, lime and soda but with an added punch of strawberry. You can even add a shot of strawberry or citrus liqueur if you have some lying around.
An added advantage to this variation is that you can substitute the strawberry with anything else you fancy. Try raspberries or blueberries. And if you want to go down the tropical path, you can even try it with pineapple. As visually appealing as it is delicious, a strawberry mojito is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
2. Dark Mojito
Whoever said you can only use white rum for a Mojito? Just add dark rum as you would white in a regular mojito recipe and say hello to mojito’s much richer, more sophisticated brother, the dark mojito. It is also sometimes called a dirty Mojito. You can even try it with your favorite spiced rum and add a whole other dimension of flavor.
3. Tequila Mojito
If you really want people to stop and take a step back, the tequila mojito is right up your alley. While not changing the look of the classic, a dash of tequila adds a kick to an otherwise safe cocktail. Using well-aged tequila in a classic mojito adds almost a smoky texture and great depth of flavor. Sure to knock your socks off!
And these are just the tip of the iceberg. The classic Cuban cocktail is revered all over the world for its freshness and subtle hit. And here is your chance to get as creative as you want.
Tips for the bartender!
A very important step in the making of great Mojito is the right ‘Muddling’ technique. This step is crucial in enhancing the flavor and ensuring better emulsification. To do this, take a muddler (a clean rolling pin is a great sub) and place all the ingredients in a glass and gently press out the juices. It is recommended that you add mint just after this stage to avoid the bitter aftertaste of crushed mint. Giving the mint leaves a quick rub between your palms is enough to bring out the flavor. Finally add the rum and ice, give a good shake, garnish and serve, voila!