Summer has arrived! Another year we have it here and as every year it reaches us and hits us hard, suffering the classic high temperatures of this summer time. We have been two weeks in which the heat punishes us with an average of thirty degrees, and surely things will get worse.
And how do we combat summer and hellish temperatures? The truth is that we resort to everything in order to free ourselves from the heat that sometimes becomes inhuman. We use the classic fans, fans, we dress in light clothing, the increasingly protective air conditioners, we spend good and long times under a pleasant cold shower … All these methods of combating the heat are very good and usually work , but the one I like the most is enjoying some appetizing and refreshing mojitos.
What do you want me to tell you? It is the most fun and different way that I know of sending the summer heat to hell and the best of all is that you can prepare them in many different ways, congenially without any problem with the tastes of each person. I like mojitos so much that I am going to share with you my favorite recipes for this great cocktail. Take good note that I am going to open the box of secrets. Of all those that I am going to present to you, I recommend the Piña Mojito ; it’s my favorite 😉
Recipes for the funniest and most different mojitos …
Mojito Cubano. The most elegant and the one with the most body of all the mojitos. Classic and timeless, always ready for the best occasions. Easy to prepare and with a special and different touch. Ingredients to prepare this mojito (1 glass):
- 2 sprigs of mint or spearmint
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- The juice of 1 lime
- 45 ml (approximately) white rum
- Some crushed or crushed ice
- Soda or sparkling water to fill 2/3 of the glass
And how do we prepare it?
- • We cut the limes in half. We are going to use the juice for each of the drinks that we prepare. We squeeze the limes into a glass.
- • Add 2 teaspoons of sugar and mix well.
- • Add the 2 sprigs of mint to the glass, whole, stem and all, and gently squeeze the branches with a spoon, enough to release the essential oils from the mint.
- • We put the crushed ice inside the glass until more or less half.
- • Add the soda to fill about 2/3 of the glass.
- • It’s time to pour the rum. We start with the indicated amount, we try and increase depending on the strength we want our mojito to have.
- • Mix everything well and decorate with some mint leaves. It can be taken with a straw if you like.
Starting from the most classic mojito, we can make the other recipes for this cocktail …
Melon mojito. We definitely all enjoy a cold drink on hot summer days, and the melon mojito is one of them. It is a quick and easy recipe with which to make this delicious cocktail made with melon juice, limes, mint leaves and garnished with pomegranate seeds to give it color and texture.
Watermelon mojito. Combining rum, watermelon juice, sugar, mint and lime, we get a refreshing drink on a hot summer night. Although they are perfect in their traditional recipe thanks to the magic of mint and rum, if we add the juice of a juicy and sweet watermelon, a fruity and really pleasant mixture is created.
Mojito sorbet. If you freeze the mojito and then chop it, you get a sorbet. In this way we manage to transform the classic cocktail into a fat-free dessert that is perfect for summer parties and outdoor barbecues.
Strawberry mojito recipe. Mint, lime juice, rum and a splash of soda or Sprite. There is nothing better? For sure YES. We put a twist on this classic cocktail with a refreshing flavor with citrus and mint, and we merge it with the sweetness of strawberries.
Mojito without alcohol. Just because you don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t drink delicious cocktails, like the classic mojito. I love non-alcoholic mojitos, a wonderful blend of lime and mint, bursting with sweetness. If you haven’t tried this alcohol-free version, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Mojito with thermomix. Don’t you have a shaker? It does not matter, you can prepare a mojito with the thermomix also chop, beat and mix the ingredients of the mojito better than your arms. Nothing like the thermomix to get all the juice out of the limes and crush all the ingredients. You only need three minutes to get this delicious drink.
You can drink the mojito alone, enjoying your favorite movie or relaxing savoring the music you like the most, but you can also drink it in the company of your best friends telling and remembering the best anecdotes and situations of your lives. It is also ideal to have at dinner tasting a delicious fish dish such as salted sea bream or wild sea bass.
September will come and autumn will appear with it. We will put back our summer clothes, turn off the air conditioners and put the fans away and our showers will be warm again, but before this moment comes we will have to live this summer and the best way to do it is accompanied by an always fun mojito.
A big hug and see you at La Mansión de las Ideas.