Sunday, 7 February 2010


Sometimes when the weather is a little dreary and you've had a busy week, the best thing to do is to imagine you're holidaying somewhere tropical, with a cooling cocktail on hand. A mijoto is my holiday cocktail of choice, and here's how to make it!

1/2 lime, cut into pieces
3 tsp caster sugar
10-12 mint leaves
50 ml white rum (Bacardi)
soda water
crushed ice

1. In a medium size glass muddle lime pieces and caster sugar hard. I used a rolling pin end for muddling.
2. Clap mint leaves in your hands to release their aroma. Add mint leaves to glass and muddle lightly.
3. Add bacardi and crushed ice and stir well.
4. Top with soda water and more crushed ice.

It's easy to make your own crushed ice at home without a blender. Just throw some ice cubes into a clean tea towel then roll it up and bash away with a rolling pin.

So tell me, what's your favourite holiday cocktail?

Cheers, and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
Ladybird x


  1. My favourite drink....Its such a summer drink isn't it? Beats me this drink is not as popular in Australia !! Nice photos 2 btw !!!

  2. how funny, i was thinking of making some of these tonight because i have heaps of limes left over hehe :-) i think i'll be using brown sugar though because i think it's a bit healthier than white sugar. hope it still works ok. i even have palm sugar which is even better which i'll try too :-) long island ice tea is my all time favourite — it's got the most alcohol in it ;-)

  3. ahh I could do with one of those right now!

  4. Love a good mojito as it's so refreshing during hotter weather or dreary/warm/humid weather like we're having in Sydney right now!

  5. I need one (uhm, or twelve) right now! Love the tip on ice crushing.

  6. My absol fav is a strawberry kamikaze... not popular here in Oz, so its one of those def drinks that you have to make yourself rather than order at the bar.

    The Mojito.. yummy, I do mine in my magic bullet.. works like a treat!

  7. Yummy! I love mojito's! That mint looks so perfectly fresh :)

  8. Ahh unfortunately I don't drink but my favourite mocktail would have to be the virgin mary... looking at this one - if it didn't have any alcohol - this would give it a run for its money!

  9. Oooh, all your comments are making me thirsty ;) I wish I could do a cocktail course, that would be SO much fun!

  10. I think I might have to try this, minus the alcohol.
    Being seventeen and all :P

  11. Mocktails can be just as tasty and refreshing as cocktails. Kristy, you might like to try this one without bacardi or sugar, and use lemonade instead of soda water :)

  12. mojito's are my standard favourite- but I also love variations such as a passionfruit mojito!

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