Mojito – our current number 1. Since we introduced it last year, we find that the Mojito is consistently one of the most popular cocktails we serve up at parties.
It is very enigmatic in lots of ways. Not that this interests you a lot, but it can keep us awake at night wondering….
First it doesn’t really fit most people’s definition of a cocktail. It only has one alcoholic ingredient. Secondly our head mixologist Andrew Seaward has had many attempts at deconstructing it to improve on it. And (as yet) he hasn’t produced a similar drink which is better. So the Mojito is great as it is, and for those of you who’ve experienced the wonder of our Mojito Meister Steve at work you will know what we mean.
Cocktail Shaker Boys Mojito recipe
It is a really easy drink to put together. The Mojito Meister does it like this ;
You need a highball glass, something flat bottomed and reasonably wide that you can crush your ingredients in. Then here goes ;
- 7 mint leaves (no doesn’t have to be precisely 7!)
- squeeze eighth of lime and drop it in
- then good couple of teaspoons of granulated sugar
Then crush these ingredients together in the bottom of your glass. Watching Steve do this, you usually think “now, there’s a man who’s had a bad day in the office.”
Next your 2 msrs of Bacardi go in. Use a good quality brand of white rum. It is worth it – honest!
Then drop your ice cubes in, so that they nearly fill the glass in. Add a splash of soda water (about 50 ml – that is all) to nearly top up.
Add another eighth of a lime to the top and give it a good stir. Finally we add a sprig of mint to the top. Fantastic! OK, so your guest feels that they’ve got to battle through a forest to get to it, but with the predominant flavours of lime and mint and some sweetness, this really is one classic cocktail.
To discuss the cocktails you want at your party or to see a sample menu of the sort of thing we’d put together for you, just let us know email@example.com We mix, muddle, stir and shake ’em up across the Midlands ; in Market Harborough, Coalville, Loughborough, Coventry, Rugby, Leicester, Birmingham, Solihull, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Oakham, Uppingham, Leamington, Stratford on Avon and Cambridge.