Thursday, July 30, 2009
Mojito—MOH-heeto!—yum. Minty, deadening.
Can you tell I have been discussing charges with the phone company—I would hook up an IV of this stuff if I had the makings—or the makings of any alcholic drink.
A place out here has Mojito-Making Classes, which sounds like a nice thing if you’re unemployed.
They teach Ernest Hemingway’s recipe.
Each person gets a muddler (search me).
There is live music.
Each person also gets rum, mint leaves, sugar and ice.
Some people don’t bruise the mint enough. Shame on them!
2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
2 oz white Bacardi rum
1 heaping tablespoon of sugar
2-3 sprigs fresh mint
2 oz club soda
Splash of bitters
Put 2 wedges of line, sugar, bitters and mint in a wide cocktail glass. Muddle these (crushing stirring). Add the lime juice and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add ice, rum, and soda.
Then you know what to do. Cheers.