A Homemade Mojito Hard Seltzer To Impress Your Friends
The bar-restaurant “La Bodeguita del Medio” in Havana, Cuba, believed in it and served it to its customers. One of them was Ernest Hemmingway, who loved and praised it. Local South American Indians used its ingredients as a remedy for tropical illnesses. It was the drink that James Bond and Jinx enjoyed while flirting by the beach in an unforgettable scene of the Die Another Day film.
It’s all about mojito, of course!
Mojito is a quintessential Cuban highball and one of the most popular cocktails of all time. Trendy cocktails come and go, but the classic mojito’s popularity will never fade away. It’s also the kind of cocktail that we can make at home as it’s easy to put together. You only need the right ingredients and… sparks of creativity to make it special!
WHAT IS A MOJITO?
A classic mojito recipe consists of white rum, lime juice, sugar, soda water and spearmint. It has a relatively low alcohol content, so it’s a ‘healthier’ choice compared to other alcoholic mixed drinks. The blend of citrus, sweetness, herbaceous mint flavours and quality rum has made the mojito a world-famous, warm-weather wonder.
AN ULTIMATE REFRESHING HARD SELTZER MOJITO BY SERVED
Tired of treating your friends the same beers and wines every time you organise a gathering at your place? Here’s your chance to impress your loved ones with your bartending skills and make their taste buds sing!
Served Drinks has joined forces with one of the world’s best bartenders, Anna Sebastian, to create the ultimate mojito recipe with hard seltzer. It’s quick and easy to make, so you don’t have to be a cocktail master to nail it!
Ready for a new, boozy and fizzy mojito recipe that will please your palate and help you replicate the bar experience in your living room or garden?
OUR SIGNATURE MOJITO SELTZER RECIPE
It’s bright, fresh and citrus with a hint of sweetness.
It contains only 110 calories - perfect for health-conscious drinkers and low-carb dieters!
Five ingredients are all it takes to make your taste buds dance with every sip you take!
- 50ml Served® Lime
- 25ml Bacardi Puerto Blanco
- 30 ml Copella Apple & Elderflower Juice
- 10 ml Agave Nectar
- 8 Fresh Mint Leaves for each serve
- Put the fresh mint leaves in a highball glass.
- Bruise them gently. It’s important not to cut them, but leave the essential oils of the herb to release naturally.
- Pour the rum, juices and agave syrup into the glass.
- Stir them with a spoon.
- Add crushed ice.
- Top with Served® Lime.
- Garnish with a mint sprig.
Your mojito seltzer is ready! You don’t have to be a cocktail master to make this mighty mojito recipe at home. Your friends will love it, and you’ll be proud of crafting a signature cocktail on your own.
WHAT MAKES OUR MOJITO SELTZER RECIPE SPECIAL
The fizzy and invigorating Served® Lime hard seltzer has taken the place of the unflavoured club soda used in regular mojito recipes. That makes our cocktail more vibrant in flavour and also gives it a trendy character. After all, you want to create a unique mojito recipe that will be a hit amongst your friends!
Served hard seltzers are gluten free and plant-made (so, ideal for vegans). They contain no sugar, artificial ingredients or carbs. Hand-picked Tahiti limes grown in the Catanduva region of Brazil are the ones that give Served® Lime spiked seltzer a delicious and sweet flavour.
To make it a ‘healthy’ option for mojito addicts, we’ve replaced sugar with agave syrup. Agave nectar is a well-known diabetic-friendly sweetener that doesn’t spike sugar levels in our blood.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THIS CUBAN CLASSIC: WHO INVENTED THE MOJITO?
Now you know how to make the perfect tall and minty mojito to amaze your friends. But wouldn’t it be even cooler to share with your guests your knowledge about the origins of this much-loved alcoholic drink?
The history of the mojito is hard to trace as there are various stories around who invented it. There’s one thing to be sure about: Cuba is the motherland of this iconic cocktail.
The most widely believed story is that the English pirate Sir Francis Drake invented the mojito in Havana in the 1500s. His crew suffered from stomach illnesses after an unsuccessful invasion. Thankfully, the local indigenous people had a remedy for them: the aguardiente. This medicine included a mix of fresh mint, sugarcane juice and limes. Shortly after, the boozy cocktail “El Draque” with a crude version of rum became popular in the bars across Cuba.
A competing theory comes from the famous bar La Bodeguita del Medio. The owners of this bar-restaurant boast that their bartenders were the first to whip up a mojito cocktail. The bar was also a haunt for one of the greatest authors of all time, Ernest Hemingway. And his favourite drink? The light and delicious mojito, of course!
There’s much of a dispute on the name too. Some say it comes from the Cuban lime-based seasoning “mojo,” which translates into “little spell” in African. Others argue that it comes from the Spanish “mojar,” which means “wet.”
No matter who invented it or where it took its name from, this refreshing and exciting cocktail will take you on a multi-sensorial journey in Cuba. Cheers to all!Continue reading