When all the pubs and bars closed during lock down, I got into mixing my own cocktails at home instead. This involved a lot of experimenting with whatever we already happened to have in the booze cupboard and being a bit inventive when it came to mixing classic cocktails, like the Mojito.
I am sure many Mixologists would baulk at the thought of 7up in a Mojito – but l when you don’t have all the ingredients to hand, sometimes you have to improvise! So, I have named my version of this drink the “Mo-chea-to” because it’s not a traditional Mojito, but it definitely tastes as good.
Makes 1 Cocktail
Half a lime, cut into four pieces
8 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
35ml White Rum
A dash of 7 Up Free (or Sprite)
A few handfuls of crushed ice
1) Place the lime and the mint leaves into glass or a kilner jar. Gently muddle the ingredients until the lime start to release its juice.
2) Add a few handful of ice, followed by the rum. Top up with 7up and garnish each glass with a sprig of mint and a paper straw.