Saturday, May 5, 2007

Mojitos

(May Supper Club: Cinco de Mayo)
Yes, I know Cinco de Mayo is a _Mexican_ holiday celebrating a victory over the French. Yes, I know Mojitos are Cuban. I even (aak!) used a Mojito recipe from the very French (or, actually, Alsatian) Jean-Georges Vongerichten. People liked them anyway.

The definite favorite were the grapefruit Mojitos. These were pretty damn tasty.
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/pomelo-mint-mojito

For pitcher-quantities, here's my adaptation:
5 cups fresh squeezed grapefruit juice from Whole Foods
1 1/2 cups golden rum
1 1/2 cups club soda
a bunch of mint leaves, chopped (I'd guess about 2/3- 3/4 cup)
about a cup of mango-tangerine sorbet (cause that's what I had in the freezer)

Put everything except the sorbet together and leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Run it through a strainer to remove the mint pieces. Add the sorbet and dissolve. Add ice, and, if you like, serve with a garnish of mint leaves and lime wedges.

Regular Mojitos:
5 cups limeade (in the juice aisle at Whole Foods)
1 1/2 cups golden rum
1 1/2 cups club soda
mint leaves

Same deal as above, though you don't need the sorbet.

1 comment:

henbogle said...

Dear God! I love mojitos, and I love grapefruit, and the idea of grapefruit mojitos has me salivating. Dammit, why didn't I buy grapefruit this morning at Shaws!

Your recipes all look divine, and I see that you too are a fan of Marcella Hazan. I'll be stopping by again.

I found your blog via a comment you left on Food on the Food, BTW.

Ali