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Ingrid
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The request for Foxy's rom punch recipe reminded me to ask for some help. I've been trying to make Mijotes after sipping a few at Indigo. I followed this recipe suggesting Captain Morgans Original Spiced Rum and it was just the worst drink ever. Anyone ever mixed drinks with this brand and the drinks tasted yummy? If you did please give up a recipe I could use. Many Many Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : August 24, 2007 6:52 pm
EaglesLanded
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Hi Ingrid,
Having a Mom that was raised in Cuba, this was a popular drink in our family. Here is the recipe. Spiced rum would ruin it.

Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail which became popular in the United States during the late 1980s, and has recently seen a resurgence in popularity.

A mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: spearmint, rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, and carbonated water. Its combination of sweetness and refreshing citrus and spearmint flavors are intended to mask the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear cocktail a popular summer drink. Many hotels in Havana also add angostura bitters to cut the sweetness of the mojito; while a popular variation, it is not the original version created in La Bodeguita del Medio.

To make a Mojito, juice from a lime is added to sugar and mint leaves in a tall glass. The mixture is then gently mashed repeatedly with a muddler. Crushed ice is then added, followed by rum and topped off with club soda.

The word mojito is derived from the diminutive of the word mojo.

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Posted : August 24, 2007 7:02 pm
UF Prof
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Eagle

Thanks for the background information. Had been wondering what all was in a mojito.

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Posted : August 24, 2007 7:34 pm
EaglesLanded
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From what my mom taught me, the trick is really breaking down the mint in the glass. If you leave it not crushed enough, it tends to float to the top and gets caught in your teeth. This makes for a unromantic evening! ๐Ÿ™‚ I tend to smash the crap out of it. LOL!

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Posted : August 24, 2007 7:38 pm
promoguy
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Aside from the mashing the mint which makes the drink more refreshing than just having it float, I like to also make my own sugar syrup. Very easy to make.

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Posted : August 24, 2007 8:01 pm
EaglesLanded
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Promo,
Are you going to share you sugar syrup recipe or do I have to beg?

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Posted : August 24, 2007 8:21 pm
promoguy
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http://www.digsmagazine.com/drinkrecipes/drink_mojito.htm

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Posted : August 24, 2007 8:45 pm
cathy
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Also, when you stop mashing, the music and dancing stop...

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Posted : August 24, 2007 9:06 pm
cocosmom
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The simple syrup is also what we use to make a great sangria. Wine, syrup, triple sec, club soda, & fruit.

If you have a Cheesburger in Paridise restaurant near you, they make a very good mojito with Cruzan ( pineapple I believe).

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Posted : August 24, 2007 9:42 pm
promoguy
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No, no, no. A mojito cannot be made with flavored rum. White rum only!!!

What is happening to this world???????

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Posted : August 24, 2007 10:00 pm
EaglesLanded
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Educated them please!

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Posted : August 24, 2007 10:08 pm
cocosmom
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Have to disagree. Have drank with the president of Cruzan rum on STX. Have had mojitos with mango or pineapple rum..wonderful. Their website has the mango recipe. Try it you will like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted : August 24, 2007 10:30 pm
promoguy
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Orale chica..................NO Way. I don't care what he's the president of.

It's called a mojito......not called a mojito pina. Man you got to get more ghetto and stop drinking with presidentes.

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Posted : August 24, 2007 10:43 pm
masterofthedeep
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We like this variation

1. Muddle 7 mint leaves with one tablespoon of sugar. We use Black Mint, it grows wild here in Michigan
2. Add one shot of canned limeade concentrate
3. Add two shots light rum
4. Stir to dissolve the sugar
5. Strain into a glass full of ice cubes to remove the smashed mint that always gets stuck in your teeth.
6. Top with chilled club soda
7. Squeeze a wedge of lime on top and garnish with a sprig of mint to give it a nice fresh aroma and taste.

We find this easier than juicing up a bunch of limes, especially if you want to make a pitcher full of Mojito base so you can serve a larger group.

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Posted : August 24, 2007 10:53 pm
cocosmom
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Cute Promo....sorry I am a lite weight drinker who loves those flavored rums... . Ghetto...don't think so...old preppy white chick here ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted : August 24, 2007 10:55 pm
Mountaineer girl
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well you can always take the lazy way out like I do, and buy Mojito mix and add the light rum. still pretty good.

if you have sugar syrup, you can make a good mint julep. almost the same as a mojito, but use Kentucky Bourbon and no lime juice. I don't really care for it - the smell of bourbon takes me back to my college days and makes me want to puke.

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Posted : August 25, 2007 9:55 am
Connie
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If you love mojitos, like i do and want to take the really easy way out, go to Bahama Breeze. They make an excellent mojito. They take real sugar cane and run it through the ringer for the drink. It's excellent.

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Posted : August 26, 2007 12:36 pm
promoguy
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It ain't easy if you don't have a Bahama Breeze close by.

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Posted : August 26, 2007 12:55 pm
sherri
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Had a Mojito at Indigo's on Friday night and I couldn't drink it! I was very surprised as it was very tart and dry, never had a bad one from there before. I figured it needed more sugar, but there was none at the table. My fault, I should have said something. Thanx for the recipe, I am not a lemonade fan, but LOVE mojito's! (and now I know it is Lime).

Surprised Blu hasn't chimed in on this one! I think she is away in FL for a get away!

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Posted : August 27, 2007 6:48 am
Ingrid
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Eagles Landed and Promoguy, Thanks for the tips on making a mijote. I succeeded!

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2007 5:07 pm
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