"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" LdV

Tuesday, 5 May 2015



This is my "joker" cocktail. You know the one which is uncomplicated to make when you don't know what to offer to your guests. Especially when you met them for the second or third time (think about new mothers at school for example) : you want something chic and original and easily appreciated. For sure, you can go for the Champagne or Kir Royal but it seems very lazy to me. I serve Champagne for family or good friends only. I came across this recipe because one day, in Miami, the Mojito I had was so full of ice that I thought that it looked more like a granité than actually a cocktail... Since many, many years now I served this Mojito granité regularly and ALWAYS with the recipe because absolutely EVERYONE invariably asked to have it...
Enjoy with moderation of course...

Amuse-bouches idea : click here

A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge

In your cupboard 
White rum
Fresh mint leaves
Brown caster sugar

Serves around 8 shot glasses

20cl of water 
60cl of white rum 
A dozen of fresh mint leaves 
40g of brown caster sugar 
The juice of 2 limes.

Boil the water.
In a bowl, infuse the mint leaves in the boiling water for several minutes.
Remove the mint leaves and add the caster sugar, the rhum and the limes juice.
Mix them together until the sugar has melted.
Pour the mojito in a shallow container in the freezer.
Whisk the mojito with a fork every 20 minutes, 3 times.
Serve in shot glasses.

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