Your Next Drink: Mojito

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 31, 2013 5:00 AM

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The Mojito: a cocktail served with white rum, club soda, fresh lime juice, mint leaves, and sugar-water to create a light, crisp, and refreshing cocktail that complements nearly any plate, on most days.

Primary alcohol: White Rum

Serving size: 12-ounce highball glass

My first Mojito came on vacation down on a hot beach. Not as high of quality as you will find from a bartender who takes her or his job seriously. The flavor of this drink is derived from the lime juice and sugars, with the club soda and mint providing a refreshing bite.

I chose this drink with this week's restaurant review to match some of the spice in the plate. Add that to a recent reminder that margaritas aren't the only way to celebrate the Mondayblues.

Appearance: Clear, bubbly, and garnished with mint leaves and a lime wedge.

Taste: The white rum is almost nonexistent in the taste. The mint and lime are the dominant flavors here, heightened by the bubbling club soda.

Advice: Enjoy in moderation, as always. This crisp drink is enjoyable at all times, but best served with warm plates or warm weather.

— by Ben Verhille

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