The Mojito. Moe-Hee-Toe.

Yesterday afternoon a couple of girlfriends came over to see my new mortar and pestle. You guys, it was like I’d brought home a new baby. We gazed upon it. We pet it. We lovingly wished great blessings upon it. And then we muddled the tar out of some mint and started drinking.

Making a mojito is actually a flippin’ cinch to make. I had no idea! Although, with a congested face, I kept asking the girls, “Does this taste right? It’s not like a restaurant, is it? Should I have made a simple syrup instead? Where did you get that blouse?”

I have to tell you, this mortar and pestle is changing my life. It’s changing the way I look at the world. The way I view cooking and my kitchen. The way I see myself and those around me. The way I talk. The way I walk. The way I run down the street singing Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting For You” to the neighbors.

…..Actually, that was probably just the rum.

The Mojito:

What it takes for 1 drink:

* 1 lime
* 10 mint leaves
* 1 Tbs. sugar
* 1.5 oz white rum
* splash of club soda

Using a mortar and pestle, grind 8 of the mint leaves with the sugar until it becomes a paste.

Spoon the paste into a glass. Drop a few ice cubes into the glass. Add the rum, club soda and a good squeeze of lime. Give a good stir, garnish with mint and sip, sip, sip!

Repeat as needed. And trust me, it will be needed.

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23 Responses to The Mojito. Moe-Hee-Toe.

  1. Rebecca ~ Sweet Baby Yams September 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm #
    I love your blog! Thanks for making me smile or laugh with every post.
    • Bev Weidner September 9, 2011 at 5:31 pm #
      Awww, thanks Rebecca! It means a lot to hear!
  2. Prana & Pie September 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm #
    What you need now? Richard Marx hair. Grab the scissors, Bev. This is going to get ugly.
  3. carly {carlyklock} September 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm #
    What other substance did you add to that mortar? Huh? Huh?!?!?!? That moe-hee-toe totally hee'ed my toe like its never been hee'ed before.
  4. DessertForTwo September 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm #
    I neeeeed a moe-hee-toe like now-o. And it's only 9am-o.
  5. Julia September 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm #
    Ok, you're really starting to convince me I neeeeed a mortar and pestle. Me and mojitos, we're like *this.* Except, I suck at making them, probably b/c I'm lacking this little gem of a kitchen tool.
  6. Katie September 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm #
    Mojitos are my favorite drinks on earth. I want one!
  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm #
    God that looks good. Especially after my last 24 hours! Pour a few. I'll be right over!
  8. Tracey September 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm #
    Ok, now I am getting a mortar and pestle! Photos are beautiful and the mojito looks scrumptious! :)
  9. Cassie Laemmli September 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm #
    Mojitos have been my drink this summer. I would be happy to taste test for you in the future! :)
  10. Betty Greiner September 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm #
    Bev - Thanks for the recipe. All summer I've been saying that I need to make a mojito (which I've never drank before) just because I have plenty of mint. Summer's gone - but I still have mint so I'll give this a try.
  11. Carrie September 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm #
    Lovely drinks, lovely company, lovely evening! Now I want to break out MY mortar and pestle and make cairprinhas!
  12. Alison @ ingredients, Inc. September 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm #
    yum! This is my kind of drink. Hope you had a good weekend!
  13. myFudo September 14, 2011 at 6:26 am #
    This is a very good recipe,its fantastic.
  14. myFudo September 14, 2011 at 6:28 am #
    Its a wonderful recipe!


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