Whip up a mojito cocktail in just two minutes with this super speedy recipe!
So I’m lying on an empty beach on a remote Caribean island. The waves are lapping on the shore, the sun is setting beyond the horizon and in my hand is a refreshing cool drink. Ok ok… so this is all a bit of a fantasy. In reality I am at home, willing my fussy eater to at least try one bite of her dinner whilst dodging the food being thrown from the direction of the baby’s high chair!
But a girl can dream and what better way of creating a bit of holiday atmosphere at home than with a Caribbean Cocktail!
When Travelbag asked me to make one of the cocktails from their Caribbean Cocktail Recipe Book I knew instantly which one to choose. Mojitos have always been a favourite of mine. With just a handful of simple ingredients a mojito has to be one of the easiest cocktails to make. The combination of soda water, mint and lime make it super refreshing and very easy (maybe a little too easy) to drink!
Although the recipe does contain sugar, you only get a hint of sweetness to the drink so it’s not overpowering like other cocktails.
I know some people might be put off making their own mojitos at home. Barmen make it look so professional with all the crushing of the mint and mixing of the lime and sugar. But trust me…I have an easier (if somewhat lazier) way of doing it. In a blender!
It may not be traditional but it sure is a lot faster, especially if you are making batches of cocktails for a large group of people. The only warning I would give you would be to use less mint than usual. Because the mint is blended you will get a lot more flavour than if it is just crushed.
For lots more summer Caribbean Cocktail ideas check out Travelbag’s Recipe Ebook.
**DISCLOSURE** This post has been written as part of a collaboration with Travelbag and I have been compensated for my time.
- 2oz white rum
- 3oz soda water / sparkling water
- 2 tsp sugar
- 12 mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
- juice of ½ lime
- Place the sugar, mint and lime juice in a glass and crush the mint leaves to release their flavour. Top with rum and soda water and garnish with some more mint.
- Or, if you want to be super lazy like me, simply chuck all the ingredients into a blender (although you may need less mint leaves) and blitz until combined.