Last evening Casey, Amanda, Gail and I tried a new mojito recipe, strawberry basil mojito. It was a big hit on the deck and packed quite a punch
I was going to post the recipe on rum quest Wednesday since I have been slacking on that duty. Then today we had a question come up from one of our followers re:the use of mint with rum, which allowed me the opportunity to share some thoughts.
Here is the question:
|Michael commented on Rum QuestI come to you as a supplicant to an oracle. I have a mint plant with many leaves. I want to do something worthy with them, with rum. Not too complicated. What should I do, and with what rum should I do it? Note: I have already tried placing a bottle of rum on top of a mint leaf. Also waving a mint leaf over a bottle of rum. My goal is to incorporate mint in the final beverage.Thank you kindly.
Now I am pleased that Michael will readily bow down to my rum knowledge, but I must correct his belief that we here at rum quest are oracles or high priests of rum. We are, simply put, Drunken Sailors!
To answer the question with one word, mojito! As to what rum to use, what ever you have on hand will do. Our favorite in Oronoco from Brazil. which tastes like a camp fire marshmallow when sampled straight, but when mixed with mint that has been beaten to a pulp, club soda and a simple syrup…… heaven in a glass.
Oronoco can also be mixed with pineapple juice, mint, limewedges.
1 1/2 oz. oronoco
2 mint leaves
3 oz. pineapple juice (I incorrectly said lime juice in the original post)
mint for garnish
in a shaker muddle mint and lime, add rum and pineapple juice, shake with crushed ice pour into tall glass, garnish with mint.
Other great rums for mojitos are Pyrat