The Mojito is a fairly simple cocktail to make combining mint lime sugar club soda and rum. Add a dash of Angostura if you please.
But specifying spearmint on your shopping list is.
What kind of mint for mojito. Mint Syrup Ice Hot Coffee Half Half optional crushed mint leaves if you want a strong mint flavor My Perfect Mint Mojito Coffee. Squeeze in fresh lime juice. While recipes call for any available variety of Spearmint the real mojito can only be made with the true Mojito Mint.
This type of mint was originally grown in Cuba and has the perfect flavor for Mojitos sweet and mildly spicy not overly pungent. A shot an espresso shot and let it rock your world. Its the standard for a reasonthe light bright sweetness both mellows and elevates a spirit and can even temper overly-sugary recipes.
The classic and most common variety used in cocktails is of course spearmint Mentha spicata. There are so many mints to choose from. Thank you Philz for inventing this now-I-am-addicated Mint Mojito.
Give my Mint Mojito a shot get it. The mojito mint is traditionally used for mojitos. Before we start lets get this out of the way first – the answer to this question isnt the internet favourite of spearmint.
Add a little sugar and gently muddle just to slightly bruise the leaves and release their oils. Over the years it became known as one of famed author Ernest Hemmingways favorite drinks. It has a milder taste compared to spearmint and peppermint.
Start with mint leaves in a serving glassspearmint if you can get it. Try this mint mojito coffee recipe with muddled mint leaves and brown sugar. Looking for a simple but elegant summer drink.
Pepper mint Mentha piperita is a hybrid of spear mint and water mint Mentha aquatica. Candy mint Banana mint Chocolate mint Grapefruit mint Apple mint Orange mint Lavender mint Peppermint Scotch mint Lebanese mint Spearmint Blue Balsam mint. Heres what you do.
According to the barmen in Cuba and several books Ive read since the mint they use in the Mojito is unique to Cuba but no-one seems to know what species its supposed to be. This culinary herb a native to Cuba was previously impossible to get in North America but thanks to Toronto mojito enthusiast Catherine Nasmith who visited Cuba in 2006 we now have the authentic plant from Cuba. Perennial zones 5 9.
If you cannot find one you can use any type of mint. Its also become somewhat of a fan favorite. If youre in Cuba youre likely making your Mojitos with Mentha nemorosa aka Cuban mint The closest we can come to this and its very close is Mentha spicata aka regular old spear mint.
The Mojito is a refreshing classic rum cocktail with origins that can be traced back to Havana Cuba in the early 19th century. We grow ours right here in the good ole USA but it has that authentic flavor that will make your Mojitos perfect.