By Kim Haasarud
101 cool cocktails for warm-weather fun
In the previous few years, the mojito has develop into a staple cocktail at summertime events and bars around the nation. this straightforward mixture of rum, clean muddled mint leaves, and lime juice served over ice with a dash of soda is the suitable drink for cooling down on a sizzling, sunny day.
101 Mojitos and different Muddled Drinks presents specialist tips on blending the right mojito, in addition to a hundred adaptations and different muddled drink recipes that target clean components and lots of ripe fruit. as well as mojitos, you will discover caipirinhas, caipiroskas, crushes, and margaritas in addition. in reality, if you might have clean fruit of any variety available, you'll likely locate good enough scrumptious and clean how you can use it.
- Includes one hundred and one recipes illustrated with very good four-color pictures throughout
- Features recipes that emphasize clean fruit and herbs and artistic tweaks on vintage summer season drinks
- With such beverages and diversifications as Blood Orange Mojito, Pomegranate Mandarin Mojito, Concorde Grape Sage Caipirinha, Watermelon Basil Lemonade, Blackberry Grappa wreck, and the vintage previous Fashioned
Whether you are placing out within the yard, lounging via the pool, or consuming at an out of doors eating place, the mojito and its muddled cousins make the fitting summer season beverages
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Additional resources for 101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks
THE ICE In making a Mojito, I find that crushed ice works the best for several reasons: 1) it acts as a sieve between the muddled components and your mouth, so that you don’t get a mouth full of crushed mint or fruit pulp when taking a sip; 2) it chills the drink very, very fast. Since this is a drink usually served in the warm, hot months, a cold drink is a better drink; and 3) it dilutes the drink faster. That may sound like something you would not want to happen, but in a Mojito, you need that water.
Muddled Martinis These are some cocktails that require muddling, but are strained and served straight up. What a difference the fresh fruit makes, even in the simples of cocktails such as the Cosmopolitan. 65 Cosmo Fresh A fresh, muddled variation on the classic Cosmo-politan. 4 lime wedges 1⁄2 ounce simple syrup 1 ounce cranberry juice 11⁄2 ounces citrus vodka (best if using an infused or macerated vodka like SKYY Infusions or Belvedere Citrus) 3⁄4 ounce triple sec Lime twist, for garnish In a mixing glass, muddle the lime wedges with the simple syrup and cranberry juice.
Top with the soda water. Stir with bar spoon until well blended. Garnish with the remaining blueberries. 15 Passion Fruit-Sage Mojito 3 sage leaves, plus 1 for garnish 1 ounce passion fruit puree 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 ounce simple syrup 11⁄2 ounces aged rum Splash of Grand Marnier (optional) Splash of soda water In a cocktail glass, muddle 3 of the sage leaves with the passion fruit puree, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add the rum and Grand Marnier, if desired. Top with ice and pour into a cocktail shaker.