Saturday, July 14, 2007

A New Twist: Lemon Mojitio

I read recently that the Mojito, which is always paired with lime, was originally made in Cuba with lemons. I think I read this in the June issue of Self Magazine but I will have to go back and double check. I'm not sure when the lime became more popular but I was curious to try the drink with lemon instead. Plus, if you have been reading this blog lately, you know that I have a lifetime supply of lemons I am trying to use.

Lemon Mojito

3 sprigs fresh mint
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1.5 oz. light rum
1 TBSP. sugar
club soda

Crush mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass using a spoon and sort of smear the mint around the sides of the glass to release the flavors. Squeeze half a lemon in the glass. Add jigger of rum and sugar. Fill glass with ice and then top of the remaining portion with the club soda. Mix and enjoy!

This was quite yummy! I originally only added two teaspoons of sugar but I thought it needed a little more. The drink was very refreshing and I didn't even think about the lime. It's enjoyable in it's own way.

This beverage was about the height of my culinary adventures this weekend. Very little time at home translates to very little cooking.

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