- Yield: 2 l
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
I think this popular Cuban drink does not need any introduction. Perhaps the pronunciation. Which is the right one? Well it comes from Cuba, not Spain, so there is a slight difference between the them. The Latin American Spanish pronounces the "j" as "h" (example in English would be the "h" in hoof) so it would be Moheeto.
So that's that, but more importantly, it tastes great!
You can find a bunch of recipes for this drink and everyone will tell you theirs is the best, and that's fine, but mine is in fact, the best you can find! Mostly because it's SCD compliant! Then again, nobody is wrong here.
Since we have to substitute complex sugars, I opt to use honey of course. At first I thought to myself, what in the hell is this going to taste like, but the result was absolutely heavenly, why was I even surprised at this point?
I have an alcohol free version for the SCD people, but if someone feels the absence of rum is unacceptable, they are free to use a genuine quality white Cuban rum. Don't go easy on the rum's quality, only the best you can get!
I prepare it for the family in a 2 and half liter glass jug.
- For 2 liters:
- mint - fresh, about 4 branches
- Honey - 1 cup
- ice - whole cubes
- fizzy water - 2 liters
- strawberries - 300 g
- lime - 5 pcs
Prep time: 20 minutes
Result: 2 l
As I stated, I prepare the mojito in a large jug.
1. Tear the washed leaves of mint and put them at the bottom of the jug, pour honey on top. Poke the leaves with the honey a bit with a spoon. These two ingredients bind together quite nicely.
2. Slice the 3 limes into thin circles, and press the juice out of the two other limes. Add both into the jug.
3. Then add quarters of the strawberries.
4. Add the ice cubes, up to the quarter of the jar, I don't crush the ice in summer, the cubes last longer that way.
5. Top the jar up with cold fizzy water.
If you are not going to pour the mojito into glasse you can put long party straws in the jar and serve on the table. It's a lot of fun.
The amounts of ingredients are altered to my taste. I advise to do the same. This mojito became my favorite thanks to the honey. Here you can see that everything can be swapped around and even for the better. I really love the SCD lifestyle!
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