ICE MOJITO

Le frozen mojito is a cocktail made from limes, mint leaves, white rum, ice, sugar and water.
At the end of the XNUMXth century, a privateer by the name of Sir Richard Drake is said to have prepared the first version of a raw rum drink, accompanied by sugar, lime, mint and other herbs.
The goal was to create a drink that could help sailors on the high seas fight against various ailments: brandy warming them, water diluting alcohol, lemon fighting scurvy.
Mint, herbs and sugar made it easier to ingest this mixture.
In the 1860s, rum was replaced by brandy and the drink, known as Draquecito, was renamed Mojito. Writer Ernest Hemingway made it popular consuming it daily at La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana (Cuba).

Easye and quick to make, fresh, it is consumed in moderation during the day.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 5 min
Ingredients: 2 people
2 limes
12 fresh mint leaves
12 cl of white rum
450 g crushed ice
30 g sugar
30 ml of water

Preparation:

  • In a bowl, combine the sugar and water until the sugar is completely melted.
  • Pour the syrup and lemon juice into a blender.
  • Add the mint leaves and mix everything until you get a homogeneous consistency.
  • Add the rum and crushed ice to the blender and blend again until you get a frothy consistency.
  • Pour an equal amount into each glass (2 flat-bottomed glasses) and garnish with mint sprigs.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Quote about cooking:

“The kitchen is the handmaid of medicine. "

Terence