This week, when we were trying to decide what we would like to mix up for our Schoppee Special Reserve infused cocktail, I took a look around the farm and saw the hens hiding in the shade under their house, looked into eyes of our panting dog, and back down at my sunburnt legs and thought, “I need a mojito.” There is nothing like the sweet, refreshing relief of a mojito on a hot day.
Ok this is a favorite and we have refined the way we like it over the years. This is a very simple looking drink, the trick lies in the balance between the mint, sugar, and lime juice. More is not better with this drink...a little extra rum and the balance will be off, same for the other ingredients.
Try to find the superfine "caster" granulated sugar. It will make your life easier. Don't use powdered sugar! That will just make for a yucky mess. You can use standard granulated sugar if you are patient with the stirring so it can dissolve. Take your time with this one. It takes a little love and attention to make it come out just right.
I say "church" a few times in the video. What I mean is stir with both a circular and up and down motion. I am trying to make sure to get the sugar mixed in well.
Let us know how you make yours! Maybe we can try it in the weeks to come.
You can still hear the little layer hen chicks chirping away in the background. It's time for them to move outside!
THE RECIPE: Mojito
prep time: 2 minutes
total time: 3 minutes
servings: 1 drink
- 12 mint leaves
- 15 ml (~1 tbsp) fresh lime juice
- 2+ heaping tsp caster (very fine granulated) sugar
- 50 ml (a little less than 2oz) white rum
- 1 oz + club soda
- 1/2 mL (10mg) Schoppee Special Reserve Mango Flavor
- Select 12 nice mint leaves, and give them a good slap!
- Then tear them in half and grind them into the rim of a highball glass you plan to serve the drink in.
- Add a little crushed ice, the lime juice and the sugar. Muddle well!
- Now church the mixture well.
- Add more crushed ice and the rum. Church again.
- Fill the glass with standard size ice cubes and add a splash of club soda to taste.
- Drop on your Schoppee Special Reserve Mango and garnish how you see fit. I went with a lime wheel and mint leaf.