Whenever we entertain in the summer, we make this drink! This is Murray’s ‘job’ & he makes them perfectly! Cold & slushy…this blended mojito is delicious!
The recipe is from Bon Appetit 2010 so we really love this drink…we have made it for 7 years. We offer other things of your guests to drink, but mostly they like to drink this!
It is quite strong, so you can cut back on the amount of rum if you want. I always have lots of snacks around too….
It is a simple recipe. I think the most time-consuming part of it is squeezing the limes.
Murray prepares & portions off the lime juice into small containers ahead of time so he can just whip up the drink as we need more! He cuts up some limes to garnish the drinks with, & gets some mint leaves ready as well. Also, Murray gets the glasses rimmed in sugar ahead of time. Our guests arrive & the drinks are made fresh since you want them slushy & not melted to serve.
Here is the recipe
Ingredients *** one recipe serves 4
1 lime wedge…for using on the rim of the glasses
sugar for rimming the glasses
1 cup rum
1/2 cup fresh lime juice *** approximately 2 lime
1/3 cup sugar
4 – 5 cups ice cubes
12 fresh mint leaves plus 4 mints leaves for garnish
1 lime cut in 4 to garnish the glass
- Rim the glasses you are going to use to serve your drinks in with sugar. Put some sugar on a plate or in a flat bowl to the depth of 1/4 inch.
- Run the lime wedge around the rim of 4 stemmed drink glasses, you can use martini glasses… I use plastic steamed glasses
- Dip the rims of the glasses into the sugar that you have put on a plate. Now your glasses are rimmed in sugar. Set aside
- Using a blender, blend the rum, lime juice & sugar until the sugar dissolves
- Add the ice cubes, starting with 4 cups of ice, blend until slushy. Add the other cup of ice if needed.
- Add the 12 mint leaves & blend until there are small green flecks in the slush
- Pour into the sugar rimmed glasses
- Garnish with the mint leaves
- Murray likes to add a lime wedge on the edge of the glass
Place enough sugar on small plate to reach depth of 1/4 inch. Run lime wedge around rim of 4 Martini glasses to moisten. Dip rims into sugar on plate. Blend rum, lime juice, and 1/3 cup sugar in blender until sugar dissolves. Add 4 cups ice; blend until slushy and almost smooth, adding up to 1 cup more ice, if desired. Add 12 mint leaves and blend until small green flecks appear. Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs.