- 2 parts rum
- generous squeeze of fresh lime juice
- unrefined/cane sugar or sugar syrup
- fresh mint
- 2-3 tsp cooled Oolong tea
- 1-2 drops of soda water to taste
The tricky thing about mojitos is the lack of mixers, which can make it a bit difficult to gauge quantities. The trick is to be generous with a good quality white or golden rum and buy plenty more limes and mint than you think you need.
Smack the mint leaves between the palms of your hands and muddle in the glass with the lime juice and sugar. If you don’t like the granular texture of the sugar then consider making up a litre or two of sugar syrup (boil water and sugar and allow to cool) which has a practically indefinite shelf-life in the fridge. Add the tea. Fill the glass with ice, top with a small quantity of soda water and stir. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
2) a REAL long Island Iced Tea
- 1 part vodka
- 1 part tequila
- 1 part light rum
- 1 part dart rum
- 1 part tripple sec
- 1 part cold Earl Gray
- Good squeeze of lemon
There are 101 recipes for Long Island Iced Tea but trust us, this is the daddio. Coke is NOT a main ingredient of this drink and it is a big mistake to use too much. It is only used to top up the last finger or two in order to add colour and to carbonate the drink. You will need to invest in several different spirits. I like to spread it over several different shopping trips so as to conceal the cost.
Place all the ingredients (except for the Coke) in a shaker with ice and mix thoroughly for at least 30 seconds. Top a tall tumbler up to the brim with fresh ice cubes and pour over the mixture. Finish with Coke and a sprig of mint.