Tuesday's Cocktail -- Green Tea Mojito
Larry Trask / Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 @ 12:08 p.m. /
For Tuesday's Cocktail Hour (6pm-7pm), we're going to continure our literary theming with a nod to Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, of course, is associated with a number of cocktails (he was, after all, a heavy drinker), but none more so than the Mojito. The mojito was invented at La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba, where Hemingway drank them. In fact, on the wall of La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba, you will find hanging the following quote:
"My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita." - Ernest Hemingway
I would imagine that, were he still alive, Hemingway would punch you in the face for adulterating his favorite cocktail with green tea, but he's dead now so we can proceed without fear. The recipe is below and be sure to check out the large selection of books by and about Ernest Hemingway at Northtown Books.
Green Tea Mojito
makes one drink
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
4 large mint leaves
2 teaspoons sugar
approx. 1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled
1 ounce white rum
Muddle the lime juice, mint, and sugar together in a Collins glass until the leaves bruise lightly and the flavors release. Add ice until glass is about 3/4 full and then pour in rum and green tea. Stir thoroughly.