Every winter my husband and I are fortunate enough to take a short mini-vacation somewhere warm while our daughter has her own holiday with her grandparents. Living in Toronto is awesome but the cold, long winters have been a bit much over the past few years.
Our favourite place visited so far has to be Mexico because of the food...but the drinks are also good. Margaritas are one of my favourite drinks - I love tequila and lime. But a close second is a mojito. While Havana may be the birthplace of the mojito, I've got no complaints about how they serve them up in Mexico. Today is another hot day in Toronto and I'm dreaming of being oceanside on a comfortable lounge chair while being served mojito after mojito.
What makes a mojito? Typically a mojito is made with white rum, sugar (or sugar cane juice), lime juice, mint and sparkling water. A nojito is essentially a virgin mojito with the white rum excluded. There are so many amazing variations of the mojito including the English mojito which subs the rum for gin and the sparkling water for Sprite.
Looking for a good mojito recipe? Check these out:
Shape's Low-cal English Mojito
A spin on a mojito (nojito)
Given the abundance of mint we always have on hand I've made a number of mojitos already this summer including this tasty Watermelon Berry Mojito. My husband and I are on a bit of a alcohol "detox" since our trip to Vegas so today I'm aiming to make a cool drink that reminds me of a mojito without the punch of rum.
I'm going to call this a faux frozen mojito but it is likely more accurately a frozen english nojito. Whatever you call it - you should call it Delicious! This concoction mixes my love of mojitos with my love of slurpees. Truly the best of both worlds and it won't leave you with a hangover. Plus, if you really are looking for the real deal, just add Rum or Gin.