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Perfect Mojito Cocktail and other rum recipes

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The Mojito is not a cocktail that is beloved by bartenders because of the effort needed to create it, especially on a busy evening when the bar is full. But if the bar is not two or three people deep, or you want to make one at home there are a few variations you can try.

Rum, sugar, lime, mint and soda is all that’s needed, to create the traditional Mojito. The cocktail is built in a glass and topped with ice, but the individual elements used can cause controversy with every bar having their own idea or spin on this classic cocktail.

A well-made classic Mojito is a drink that very few people will turn their nose up at. Its combination of fresh ingredients, length, and refreshing flavor profile make it one of the most widely appealing cocktails.

Two tips for making a Mojito: Never muddle the mint, and never use Sprite.

Classic Mojito:

  • 2-3 oz Light rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2-4 Mint sprigs
  • Soda water
  1. Tear the mint into small pieces and add sugar with a splash of soda water in a mixing glass until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Squeeze the lime into the glass, add rum and shake with ice. Strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water, garnish with mint sprig.

For more cocktails which feature Light Rum, check out the attached list.

Strawberry Daiquiri
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Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri

Ingredients:

1/2 oz Strawberry schnapps
1 oz Light rum
1 oz Lime juice
1 tsp Powdered sugar
1 oz Strawberries
Mixing instructions:

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Pina Colada
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Pina Colada

Ingredients:

3 oz Light rum
3 tblsp Coconut milk
3 tblsp Pineapple, Crushed
Mixing instructions:

Put all ingredients into an electric blender with 2 cups of crushed ice. Blend at a high speed for a short length of time. Strain into a collins glass and serve with a straw.

Mai Tai
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Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Ingredients:

1 oz Light rum
1/2 oz Orgeat syrup
1/2 oz Triple sec
1 1/2 oz Sweet and sour
1 Cherry

Mixing instructions:

Shake all ingredients (except cherry) with ice and strain into a collins glass over several ice cubes. Top with the cherry and serve.

Long Beach Iced Tea
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Long Beach Iced Tea

Long Beach Iced Tea

Ingredients:

1 shot Vodka
1 shot Light rum
1 shot Gin
1 shot Tequila
1 shot Triple sec
Few cube Ice
1 splash Cranberry juice
1 wedge Lemon

Mixing instructions:

In a tall glass, pour shots over ice and top off with cranberry juice and lemon wedge (squeeze if you like). Give the drink a little shake (if you like) and drink up!

Long Island Iced Tea
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Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea

Ingredients:

1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Light rum
1/2 oz Gin
1 dash Coca-Cola
Twist of Lemon peel (or lime)

Mixing instructions:

Mix all contents in a highball glass and sitr gently. Add dash of Coca-Cola for the coloring and garnish with lemon or lime twist.

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