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Old 04-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default making the mojito without tools

Hey guys,

I want to try making mojito at home. I don't have any special tools "mojito mixes" how i think they're called and i was wondering if you have any creative solutions to overcome this problem.

how can i muddle the lime+sugar+mint leafs. I have something to muddle other kitchen stuff , i am not sure how it's called in english but it's basically a big hard bowl and something like a hammer to crush things in it. Can I use that?

Other things I should know?

And one last thing: the ice should be crushed or not?

Thank you very much
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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You can use anything that will muddle the mint, etc. You can use the pestle you mention, but you should probably have all the ingredients in a shaker or a glass, rather than the mortar/bowl you mention. Some people just use the back of a long spoon or the end of some other kitchen utensil that is relatively wide in diameter and flat. If you do this in a glass, simply muddle the mint, sugar, and lime, pour in the other ingredients, and stir. And it should definitely be crushed ice.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:18 AM   #3
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I'd say you just don't need any tools. In Cuba they tend to make them with nothing but a bar spoon (the juice usually comes from a bottle containing fresh juice squeezed in advance).

So I'd just cut the limes into wedges and squeeze the juice manually (i.e. with my fingers). You don't want to put the spent limes in the glass - they don't do it that way in Cuba. The juice alone is fine.

The mint doesn't need to be crushed to a pulp. Just use the blade of your mixing spoon to bruise it against the edge of the glass.

No need for crushed ice. Cubes will do fine.

Nothing to it really.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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I prefer to muddle my mint and limes with a bit of sugar to grind it a little, but like they've said above, no need to get fancy. Use what you've got, add some good rum, and you're set!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
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Less can be more so far as mint and mojitos go.

The mint should more than a garnish, but not too much more.

Think of it as a Rum Collins with an extroverted, yet not overbearing, mint garnish.
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