Simple Mojito recipe w/ GYO mint

 

As part of our Farmyard Project  

in 2021, we’re committed to start growing our own fruit, herbs, flowers and veg and we hope that we’ll be able to use only produce we have harvested ourselves and (hopefully) encourage you guys to start your own GYO projects/

We’re by no means experts at this GYO buzz, it’s all trial and error. As a Rum emporium however, we would like to consider ourselves pretty well versed in the realm of Mojitos.. So here’s our simple Mojito Recipe

 

Equipment

  • A muddler (or rolling pin)
  • A spoon
  • A glass (the fancier the better)
  • A Sandwhich bag (for ice crushing)

Ingredients

  • 50ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Year old
  • ½ fresh lime
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 heaped bar spoons of caster sugar
  • Dash of soda water
  • Crushed ice
  • To Garnish: Sprig of Fresh Mint

How to mix

  1. Put the four lime wedges into a glass, then add the sugar and muddle (squish everything together) to release the lime juice
  2. Put the mint leaves on one hand and clap. This bruises the leaves and releases the aroma. Rub the mint leaves around the rim of the glass and drop them in. Use a muddler, bar spoon (or even a rolling pin) to gently push the mint down into the lime juice
  3. Half fill the glass with crushed ice and pour in the Havana Club. Stir the mix together until the sugar dissolves
  4. Top up with crushed ice, a splash of the soda water and garnish it with a sprig of mint

(Top tip: if you don’t have crushed ice readily available, put some ice cubes in the sandwhich bag, seal shut and crush with a rolling pin)

On Mint Growing;

Quick Guide to Growing Mint
– Plant mint in Spring. Mint grows fast and can grow just about anywhere and makes an excellent addition to indoor and outdoor gardens. Think window ledges, the garden patch, your bedroom – just about anywhere. It’s a great Urban Garden addition.
– Space mint plants 18 to 24 inches apart. It’s best to grow them in pots to keep them from taking over your garden (even if you’re planting in the ground).
– Give your garden a great foundation by improving native soil with compost. For container growing, consider bagged potting mix.
– Keep soil consistently moist and water when the top inch becomes dry.
– Promote excellent leaf growth by regularly feeding with a water-soluble plant food (available just about anywhere)
– Once plants are established, harvest mint leaves regularly by pinching off the stems.

Mint Delivery sent July ’20 to all Bodytonic Bars
(This fresh mint is used for Mojitos and Water Jugs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any q’s, or would like to get involved in the project, get in touch with us below;
info@wigwamdublin.com | (01) 873 4020