- Difficulty: relatively easy
- Preparation: About 1 minute
- Cost: €€ on €€€€
- Pleasure: infinite, and without compromise!
Mojito without alcohol with the good taste of rum.
- 1 half lime squeezed,
- 1,5 cl of agave syrup,
- 5cl of Sober-Rum,
- 8 fresh mint leaves,
- Crushed ice,
- Lick of sparkling water
Take a Tumbler glass (Mojito glass).
Pour a squeezed lime half directly into the glass, cut the lemon half in four after squeezing it and put the pieces in the Mojito glass. Then add 1.5cl of agave syrup and add the fresh mint (clapped between your hands beforehand to release more flavour).
Now fill your glass with crushed ice and add 5cl of Sober-Rum. Stir well at the bottom with a spoon, add a dash of soda water, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, and it's ready!
Bartender's secret1. Why hit the fresh mint?
Striking the fresh mint reveals its full flavor, without releasing the bitterness of its sap. Before adding it to your glass, lightly rub the rim of your glass for even more flavor!
2. Why squeeze the lemon instead of pounding?
Squeezing the lemon allows to recover only the good juice of the lemon. Squeezing reveals the bitter lemon peel and the essential oil of the lemon. To balance the flavors it is better to squeeze than to pound.
3. Why use agave syrup?
Simply from a Healthy point of view! Agave syrup is a natural sweetening agent produced from Agave with the great advantage of having a low glycemic index (GI) (15 for agave syrup, 54 for honey, 70 for sugar), which helps avoid insulin spikes and therefore avoid storage and weight gain.
History of the mojito
A legendary Mojito.
The history goes back to the 16th century, period of the ancestor of the Mojito that you know, when the explorer Francis Drake, between two plunders, came to refresh himself in Havana with a mixture based on crushed mint and tafia (type of industrial rum based on molasses). Even today, the tradition is that in Havana, you can ask for a "Drake" cocktail, ancestor of the Mojito.
It is only from the XXth century that the recipe evolves and is added a Caribbean rum and lemon, which was called "Mojo", a lemon-based mixture intended to enhance the cocktail and which will later give its current name: Mojito.
From 1920, the Mojito became an emblem of the country and the famous cocktail was elevated to the rank of "National Cocktail of Cuba".