Posted on December 27, 2014 - by

Mojitos for the Holiday Season

LUCY BURDETTE: Before visiting Cuba last month, I had never tasted a Mojito, never mind made one. But now it’s my new favorite drink. And I think it would be a perfect holiday libation, what with the red and green coloring–red from the bitters, and green from the mint.

First I’ll take you on a tour of some of the drinks I tasted (all for your benefit of course, in order to bring you home something spectacular.)
Here was the one that was most perfect:


This one was very good too:


This one took the prize for the most bilious color (though I drank it
anyway):

And this was the daiquiri that I was forced to order when the bar was out of mint:

And here’s my recipe:

Ingredients
one lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4 to 5 sprigs mint per glass
2 teaspoons sugar
1 to 2 ounces rum, depending on how strong you want the drink
Club soda
Ice
Bitters

Start by crushing several slices of lime, several slices of lemon, the mint, and 2 teaspoons of sugar in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Add the rum and stir. Fill the glass with ice. Fill the ice with club soda. Mix and add a splash of bitters on top.

This might be the perfect drink to sip on while reading a Key West mystery!

Cheers! Merry Christmas! Happy holidays! Happy New Year!

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