We love mojitos and tried this different version last week…and made it again last night because it is such a tasty treat.
My favorite mojito can be found at Sarava and Sergios. http://www.sergioscleveland.com/
Courtney’s favorite was one she had in Las Vegas as Border Grill.
This one is very non-traditional in that you throw it all in a blender. It tastes really good though and is really easy and quick.
Bon Appetit – July, 2010
- Sugar (for coating rims of glasses)
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 cup rum
- 1/2 cup (generous) fresh lime juice (about 2-3 limes)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 to 5 cups ice cubes
- 12 fresh mint leaves plus 4 mint sprigs for garnish
Place enough sugar on small plate to reach depth of 1/4 inch. Run lime wedge around rim of 4 Martini glasses to moisten. Dip rims into sugar on plate. Blend rum, lime juice, and 1/3 cup sugar in blender until sugar dissolves. Add 4 cups ice; blend until slushy and almost smooth, adding up to 1 cup more ice, if desired. Add 12 mint leaves and blend until small green flecks appear. (don’t blend too much after you put the mint in – just a couple of pulses ). Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs.