Sit Back And Relax With A Mojito Cocktail
The famous Mojito hails from Cuba and has gained global Super-Drink status due to fresh, not-too-sweet, infused flavours. It is not the most difficult quencher to rustle up either. Fresh lime wedges, mint and some cane sugar muddled well with a shot or two of good rum, ice, soda water and a splash of fresh lime juice; a delectable concoction finding favour with famous figures such as Ernest Hemingway and Sonny of Miami Vice.
As with any trend, there are sure to be imitators and innovators finding new and fresh ways to spice up an old classic. If you’re a “fanjito,” we followed the mint trail in your honour and found creative mojitos in Toronto to keep that Cuban flame burning.
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Fresh Thai eats, welcoming ambiance and above-reasonable prices make this a must-try joint. Add to that a bevy of unusual… erm… bevvies, and you got yourself a date. Their take on the Mojito stays true to Thai flavours and incorporates dark rum, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf and coconut sugar syrup. Sounds like the perfect excuse to Thai one on! (Oh come on, the theme is rehashing old favourites, right?!)
Chambord and Blue Curacao make this one for the sweeter tooth while the addition of blueberry puree keeps it fresh and summery. Sure to be an excellent contender at your next boozy brunch… is there any other kind?
Coconut rum, vanilla and coconut milk… all this picture is missing is an island breeze through your beach-wavy locks and one of those handsome bartenders to remove his shirt and feed you tropical fruit while he gazes deep into your soul and… *ahem*… Where was I? Ah yes, if you’re feeling a tad more adventurous or you need to take your wallet for a night on the town, try their much fancier version of the humble classic, The Sailor’s Mojito, featuring beach essence (the mind boggles), Sailor Jerry Rum, vanilla syrup, mojito ravioli (say what?!) and vanilla air. At 25 bucks a pop, I’m guessing ‘vanilla air’ is quite the delicacy these days!
Now they may call this a lemonade, but its got rum and its got muddled mint and I’d say that’s enough to qualify entry onto this here list! In lieu of lime, we’ve got us some fresh raspberries and then some real lemonade to top the whole thing off. Order one of these bad boys on the Sky Yard on a sticky day and I’m guessing you’ll find yourself in a good place.
How do you make anything Canadian? Why, maple syrup of course! And that’s what the clever peeps over at Cabana Pool Bar have done to their signature drink, the TOjito. Sip while you take in all the awesomeness of the Toronto skyline surrounded by toned bods and Vegas-style cabanas. It’s OK if you feel a tad intimidated, a few TOjitos should take the edge off that.