Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Mojito



When I was in India we never had any alcholic drinks, I guess back at home it was not something one did, have anykind of alchool drinks atleast females ( well I am talking about when I was a teenager which is more than 2 decades ago) or should i say 3, that would be a bit too long :-)
Well if my hubby reads this ( he never reads my blog so no probs :-) he will say yeah now see the indian talking she should drink Nimboo pani than this :-), that is what he tell me always as a joke.
Can't help it as you know I blame my drinking habbits to my MIL as she is the one who taught me to learn wine etc............. now a days she don't have to ask F do you want a glass of wine , before she can say wine i am yeah yeah i want ................
Not that we have drinks everyday, when ever there is a party then drinks are just pouring be it in my place or in my inlaws place.
So this is one of those drinks which we made when we had a party.

I love this drink as it is such a refreshing drink with all the ice and mint leaves in them.
So girls Enjoy ......

For 1 person.

50 ml white rum.
1 tbsp of sugar syrup / Powder sugar
20 ml lime juice
Few strips of mint leaves
Loads of crushed ice cubes
Sodawater for filling up the glass

Add the sugar syrup and lime juice in a glss, stir, add the mint leaves and crush them with the end of a spoon. Add a fat slice of lims, then the crushed ice, add the rum and fill the glass with soda water.
Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime.

47 comments:

Cham said...

U re right about alcohol, but till now we both don't consume any wine also! Many even poke fun about me, saying I lived in France but never touched evn Champagne!
Is it for the cinco de mayo the mojito? Great refreshing drink!

Elra said...

This is the most favorite drinks! Delicious....
Cheers,
elra

Happy cook said...

Cham, wow living in france and not having champagne. I think it is not nice when ppl poke fun about not drinking, i think it is the choice one makes. My sis lives now for years in US and she don't touch alchol too.
It was just a coincidenc i posted this recipe today, but then just found out about cinco de mayo from another mexican blog :-)

Elra, 2 years back when i had them i fell in love with it immidietly :-)

katiez said...

So that's a mojito! Looks perfect for summer sipping. Too bad I lost my mint patch... I'll have to go foraging.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Good recipe for my friends who have drinks. I have zero knowledge on it, but still give company with friends with my coke:)
Mojito looks clear and beautiful.

Poornima Nair said...

Guess I would love ur MIL:)...This is one of my fav cocktails, great drink.

Parita said...

Wow the drink looks very refreshing...i too dont consume alcocol but would love to taste this :)

Priyameena said...

I too never had alcohol when I was in India..But after coming here my all time fav is margarita..B/w your mojito is making me thirsty..

Vrinda said...

That drink looks so refreshing,will show this to my hubby,let him try...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

100% true HC, atleast feminine gender is prohibited from talking openly about alcohol in India... Out here everything is common and first alcoholic drink that I ever tried was sangria and the next one was mojito, Kris makes this for me at home ;) Yippy its summer and probably I can have a drink or too often lol

Asha said...

Love the story. Yes, my mom never touch alcohol even today but my dad always had Scotch on the weekends always. He was Lawyer, so he had to go lot of parties and build a social network for his work. His friends would give him Feni from Goa etc.
I am not very fond of heavy liquor but Scotch makes you warm in Winter and cool Beer on hot day on the deck with BBQ is heaven! LOVE Champagne!:)

Mojito looks yum, never had it at home but only at parties. Have fun! Wish I was there to share one with you!

Superchef said...

perfect day for a mojito post, cinco de mayo!! a margarita as well will make it more than perfect! :) Mojito is probably the only drink/food where i can tolerate the mint leaves, not a fan otherwise.

and what you said is totally right. In india, only after i started working is when i had alcoholic drinks first. Here though, we are beeg fans of wine and have some margaritas at home once in a while when ppl are there..other than that happy hours are the way to go!! :) It is so much a way of life here :)

Juliana said...

I love mojitos...very refreshing...looking forward to one! Cheers!

Pooja said...

We never had it till now..You know when iam in 10th grade my frend used to tell me that she takes 2tsp of wine everyday & it makes us look beautiful haha never know the fact though..This one Looks refreshing..

meeso said...

Oh yeah... It's looking good!

Snooky doodle said...

Oh this would be ideal right now :)

Pavithra said...

Looking good...

Priya said...

Never had rhum, i do touch champagne whenever i feel like having in parties..Mojito looks great:)

Helene said...

This is my friend favorite drink. She would enjoy your Mojito.

Claudia said...

I've never had a mojito and will try one - this looks refreshing for a hot summer night after work! That is, if summer ever returns here. Right now, I could still drink hot chocolate some eves. And my husband doesn't ever read my blog - unless I send him a link!

LG said...

Thanks for this refreshing drink recipe HC. I was looking for something cool and I found it. Will try it soon!

Bunny said...

It looks very refreshing and good for the summer!

Tina said...

Delicious ....

Soma said...

One of my favorite summer drink! my hubby makes it for me:-D rather us..
this post made me laugh real hard.. LOL.. Nimbu pani:-D

Vibaas said...

Like cham, i've never tried alcohol too and most of my friends make fun of me and i just laugh with them and escape :)

Jaime said...

this is my favorite drink!

Cakelaw said...

This looks very refreshing Happy Cook - cheers!

Varunavi said...

Drinking alcohol in india is still a taboo

I love mild beer with soda :)

Ann said...

Thats an excellent Drink...no doubt

Shama Nagarajan said...

refreshing cool one

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww...presentation s just superb..

Jeena said...

Great refreshing drink there happy. :-)

lissie said...

From the recipe I know it tastes great!
I used to drink with my grandfather in my childhood days...and then with my husband. But now both of us don't drink at all!

AnuSriram said...

Refreshing drink... Cool!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Look great HC! Now only if we had some good weather to accompany this drink :-)

Vani said...

One of my fave drinks :)

notyet100 said...

Mojito looks refreshin,...:-)

Susan said...

I love a refreshing lime and light rum cocktail in the summer with tons of ice. This is very similar to a daiquiri - think the only difference is the mint. Looks sparkling good. Bottoms up!

Vaishali said...

I love mojitos, Happy, so thanks for this delicious recipe. I've got a riot of mint threatening to take over my backyard!

5 Star Foodie said...

Excellent Mojito! Sounds very refreshing.

Bong Mom said...

I liked wine in small quantities but have lost interest now and don't drink anything but water and juice

Mojito looks good though

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, that mojito looks so refreshing and delightful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Maria♥ said...

Mojitos are a great summer cocktail! I prefer fruity cocktails though ;o)

Maria
x

Premyscakes said...

Looks great, and my fav too!!!!

Vanamala said...

Iam not much like rum..but this sounds good...

Sig said...

LOL, that's a great MIL you got. My mom has a little wine or cocktail when they go out, and when she visits me here too. My MIL was totally against alcohol till she met my mom :P
I love mojitos, I too have posted one a while ago.

Namratha said...

This is hubby's fav drink, perfect to beat the heat H! :)