Tag: mojito

National Mojito Day – July 11

Did you know that the mojito has been routinely presented as a favorite drink of author Ernest Hemingway? Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail with five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice) or simple syrup, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety […]

Blast from the Past: The Mojito

I’m in a bit of a crunch, right now, laying out the pages for What to Feed Your Raiding Party, so our next Cosmic Cocktail will have to wait a week. So as not to start your weekend off dry, here’s a post from my 2009 archives, part of the Alpha-hol Series, about a refreshing drink perfect for […]

50 Shots of America–Nevada

Now that the move is complete and the bar is fully unpacked, it’s time to return to our drinking tour of America with state number 36: Nevada (which is Spanish for snow-covered, named after the Sierra Nevada mountains). Originally part of the Utah Territory, the predominantly non-Mormon section that is today’s Nevada broke off from […]

Sips & Shots: The Mojito

This Cuban drink is currently experiencing its second wind among the cocktail elite, with good reason. It’s tart, refreshing and nice to look at with the muddled mint swirling around the glass. A Mojito is basically lime, mint and rum topped by club soda or sparkling water. In order to release the oils in the […]