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Mojitos In Miami

The city of Miami celebrates an anniversary tomorrow.

July 28th is the anniversary of the day the city incorporated in 1896.

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Google “Miami” and “cocktail” and you’ll read that the city’s unofficial drink is the Mojito. There are also places online which say that Miami now has an official cocktail, and that it’s the Bacardi Mojito.

Regardless, the Florida city was incorporated on July 28, 1896. And whether or not it’s official, a day in July is the perfect time for a Mojito.

Mojito
•6 mint leaves
•.75 oz simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
•.75 oz fresh lime juice
•1.5 oz white rum
•1.5 oz club soda

Here’s the recipe as printed online at Liquor.com:

HOW TO MAKE THE MOJITO COCKTAIL
In a shaker, lightly muddle the mint. Add the simple syrup, lime juice and rum, and fill with ice. Shake well and pour (unstrained) into a highball glass. Top with the club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.

Note that this Liquor.com recipe calls for the mojito to be shaken after almost all of the ingredients have been added. Shaking the mojito is one method. I usually roll it into a mixing tin at that stage (and then back into the highball glass), then finish with the soda water.

More opinions on how to make a mojito:
•Imbibe Magazine suggests stirring a mojito.
•Epicurious also says to stir, but at a different stage.

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Bacardi Wolfberry Mojito

Mojitos are great in the summer, but people love variation.

Watermelon mojitos are one thing, but if I’m looking for a sweet cocktail to sip, I do love a blueberry lemonade or a Wolfberry mojito:

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About This Cocktail
A traditional mojito made with Bacardi Wolfberry in addition to mint, lime and simple syrup.

Ingredients
2 ounces Bacardi Wolfberry
4 to 6 mint leave
4 to 6 watermelon pieces
1 lime wedge
Splash simple syrup
Top with soda water

Preparation
Muddle the mint, lime and simple syrup in a pint glass. Pack the pint glass full with ice and then add the Wolfberry rum. Roll the drink into a mixing tin and back before finishing it with soda water and/or lemon-lime soda to taste.

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Big This Summer: Watermelon Mojito

People go crazy for this drink each spring and summer, whenever we first get fresh watermelon in.

It started a few years back, when the bar where I work started mixing Bacardi Dragon Berry into mojitos and serving them with strawberries. Then came the watermelon, which people sometimes seem to fiend for. We get asked about it all year round:

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About This Cocktail
A traditional mojito made with muddled watermelon in addition to mint, lime and simple syrup.

Ingredients
2 ounces white rum
4 to 6 mint leave
4 to 6 watermelon pieces
1 lime wedge
Splash simple syrup
Top with soda water

Preparation
Muddle the pieces of watermelon with mint, lime and simple syrup in a pint glass. Pack the pint glass full with ice and then add the rum. Roll the drink into a mixing tin and back before finishing it with soda water and/or lemon-lime soda to taste.

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