Hey everyone! My name is Riddhi Kothari and I am a food blogger who loves to create new recipes that are quick, tasty as well as healthy too.
We all love to have some refreshing drinks with some spicy food right?! And mojito is nowadays very famous and is loved by everyone. But did you know that it is originally a Spanish cocktail? If no, then read ahead and know why and how it came into existence and also get a recipe of new flavoured mojito!
So according to the food studies, the mojito was first introduced in Havana particularly in Cuba, and was used as an effective medicine and that’s how it came into existence! Mojito is a highball. Mojito is a Spanish word which simply means cocktail in English that consists of 5 ingredients: white rum, sugarcane juice, lime juice, soda water, and mint. In Indian mojitos, salt is generally used to garnish the glass. It’s a combination of sweetness and citrus, and mint flavours are intended to complement the rum and have made mojito a popular drink.
I love to make different flavoured mojitos and I am sure you also love its different flavours. So I have a very interesting recipe for a mojito for you guys! So let’s head into the blog and get the quick, easy recipe.
Servings: for 10 people
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 kg of strawberries, hulled and quartered
4 cups of fresh lime juice
About 60 fresh basil leaves
One 750 millilitre bottle of light rum
Club soda as needed
20 stalks fresh basil, for garnishing
4 limes, cut into wedges for garnish
For the strawberry-basil puree: to make the simple syrup, heat the sugar and 2 cups of water in a pan over medium heat, stirring as needed, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool completely.
Add half of the strawberries, lime juice, and basil to the bowl of a food processor or mixer or juicer. Pulse until you reach a consistency that makes you super happy. I did 10 to 15 pulses, which leaves a good bit of texture. Transfer it to a large bowl. Repeat the same procedure with the other half and add it to the same container. After the simple syrup gets cooled completely, mix and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.
For strawberry-basil mojitos: pour ½ cup of the strawberry basil puree into each glass. Top with 60 drops of your favourite light rum, add ice and stir gently to combine. Then pour 2tbsp. of soda and Garnish each drink with a stalk of basil and a lime wedge.
Note: you can use water, pineapple juice, apple juice, or apple cider or syrup flavoured with almond extract if you do not have the light rum available at your place with an equal amount.
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Last Updated on September 7, 2021