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Anyone Up For Mojito's?  
User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

So, its Sunday night here in Melbourne... I have had a big weekend with my good friend Ron Bacardi and the drink aptly named the "Mojito."

Has anyone got any awesome rums or anything which I can try subsitute Bacardi for?

Also, I am wondering who knows the perfect way to make these suckers and where can I get a good muddling stick?

Aside from that, who wants to come down to MEL and mix up some drinks?!  Wink




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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

"Well they have got an open bar here....the bartender sure knows his stuf, he made me a Mojito........M O J I T O.......No I don't think its a gay drink......M O J I T O"
-Brian Griffin



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Head down to Lario's in South Beach Miami for the best... (Restaurant owned by Gloria Estefan)

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

I'm so there! The upscale department store Nordstrom had this neat event that was a private shopping event to launch the Swell line of books. They had manicures, palm reading, live models, all kinds of fun stuff. But the best part was that they had an open bar with mojitos. Very smart on their part. I came out of there with a new skirt and shoes that I never intended to buy.  Smile


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

I use pure cane sugar to make mine. Don't go light on the mint leaves either.

Cheers



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Thread starter):
Has anyone got any awesome rums or anything which I can try subsitute Bacardi for?

Try Havanna Club, in my opinion one of the best rums!

Patrick


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 1899 times:

I'm good for one, until I puke anyway.

Signed,
AA61hvy


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Love a good Mojito! Drinking my own crappy version without mint right now.  Smile

User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2825 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

The Mojito is a Cuban drink that many have tried to imitate but few succeed, so I can only recommend that if you want a real Mojito, then La Bodeguita del Medio, Empedrado 207, Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is the place to drink them. It's a place made legendary by Hemmingway. (I assume you know who he is)

Here's the Exact recipe from the back of the T-shirt from La Bodeguita del Medio

1/2 cdta de azucar
El jugo de limon.
Un ramito de hierbabuena.
Majelo bien hasta que suelte el jugo.
Dos cubitos de hielo.
1/2 onza de Havana Club Silver Dry.
Soda hasta colmar el vaso.
Revuelvalo bien.

--------------------------------

In English and to help you out, here's how to make and enjoy a great Mojito.

Highball Glass

Ingredients
1 shot light rum.
For the authentic Cuban Mojito cocktail we recommend
3-year-old, or silver dry, Havana Club Rum.
Half a teaspoon of sugar
Juice of half a lime
Sprigs of Mojito Mint - crush stalks (not leaves) to
release essential oils

Method
Add all ingredients, fill glass with ice cubes, top up
with soda or mineral water, and shake or stir well.
Decorate with a sprig of Mojito Mint.

Notes on the mint.
Yerbabuena, is the name of the Cuban variety of mint
that gives a Mojito cocktail its distinctive subtle
flavour. Nothing can compare with the flavour
Yerbabuena gives to the Mojito cocktail. Yerbabuena
has a mild sweet flavour, and a light and heady
fragrance.

Simply wonderful and refreshing on a hot day, of which
there are many in Havana. I've enjoyed a lot of them at La Bodeguita.

Steve


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Quoting Photopilot (Reply 8):

Dude you are the best... I will be doing that as soon as I get some decent rum and time! Cheers!

 Smile



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2825 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 9):
Quoting Photopilot (Reply 8):


Dude you are the best... I will be doing that as soon as I get some decent rum and time! Cheers!


LOL Monteycarlos. If you've spent as much time as I have in Havana, well let's just say that more than a few Mojito's have passed my lips. Damn, when it's 34C and 90% humidity, it's amazing how much fluids you have to drink to remain hydrated. Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
Try Havanna Club, in my opinion one of the best rums!

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One nice thing, customs in the US never give your booze a second look, technically Havana Club is just as forbidden as Cuban cigars but it's just not on their radar. Also, last time I was in Quito it only cost about $2.50/bottle!

I'm also partial to Cacique from Venezuela.

Thankfully we have several local bars that know how to make these wonderful drinks.



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Quoting Photopilot (Reply 10):
LOL Monteycarlos. If you've spent as much time as I have in Havana, well let's just say that more than a few Mojito's have passed my lips. Damn, when it's 34C and 90% humidity, it's amazing how much fluids you have to drink to remain hydrated

So what other drinks should I be trying?  Wink I'm not sure there are many latin women here in MEL.

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 11):
I'm also partial to Cacique from Venezuela.

Might be good for Cuba libres!  bigthumbsup 

Thanks guys!



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 12):
Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 11):
I'm also partial to Cacique from Venezuela.

Might be good for Cuba libres! bigthumbsup

Actually, another good one from your area(don't know if they do a light but the dark is good) is Bundaberg. Oddly enough, I have actually changed planes in this airport/shack.



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 13):
Actually, another good one from your area(don't know if they do a light but the dark is good) is Bundaberg.

Yeah I have a bottle of Bundaberg OP at home which I have been working at, but its a time invoilved process as its close to 70%Alc/Vol so a couple of glasses and you can't drink anymore...



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 14):
Yeah I have a bottle of Bundaberg OP at home which I have been working at, but its a time invoilved process as its close to 70%Alc/Vol so a couple of glasses and you can't drink anymore...

My experience with the OP is that after a few I can still drink quite well, it's thinking that can be a bit of a problem.



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Thread starter):
Has anyone got any awesome rums or anything which I can try subsitute Bacardi for?

Havanna is even more  yummy  than Bacardi. This is one of the drink where you taste the difference!

Quoting Monteycarlos (Thread starter):
Also, I am wondering who knows the perfect way to make these suckers

Whack in the fruit, leaves, sugar (in that order) followed by the juice/soda and the rum. Then... using a swiveling motion while you crush, use that stick to mix it all up. Jesus it's 9:30 in the morning, I am at work and now I want one of them  Silly

Quoting Monteycarlos (Thread starter):
and where can I get a good muddling stick?

You can get them in the supermarket. If you don't find one specific to cocktails (which I doubt), you can get one from those garlic pressing bowls (or even nick one from the chemisty lab at school or uni if that's an option  Wink )

Quoting Monteycarlos (Thread starter):
Aside from that, who wants to come down to MEL and mix up some drinks?!

Is that an invitation!?  innocent  Big grin



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