Cocktail Hour!

I thought last week was a long week, but this week really took the biscuit!

I’m so pleased the weekend is finally here, I’m going to London for a girls weekend with my mum and have been planning it since before Christmas!

This weeks cocktail hour is the unforgettable Mojito, a rum based highball cocktail with lime, sugar or sugar syrup and mint. 

Not a lot of people like it, but I find it quite refreshing, and particularly love the sugary/rum combination you can get at the bottom of the glass.

There are many variations, but the Classic Mojito has 40ml white rum, 30ml lime juice, 3 mint leaves, 2 spoons of sugar and some soda water to top it up.

This takes a little more prep work than the previous cocktails I’ve posted, as you need to mix the lime juice with the sugar or syrup and the mint leaves and muddle them together…basically squash them down and mix them up a bit.

You need to break the mint leaves enough that the juice comes out, but not shredding them. They should look like soft leaves by the time you’ve muddled them up, if that’s any help!

Lastly you need to add the rum to the mixture and stir it up before topping up with ice and soda water until you’re satisfied!

I personally don’t like too much soda water as I prefer my drinks stronger and with less fizz, but each to their own 🙂

Another favourite of mine is a variation of the Classic Mojito called the Dirty Mojito, replacing white rum for dark rum and normal sugar for brown sugar.

Warm treacly goodness 😉

I think some days I’m a bit of an alcoholic ha!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

I’ll be snapping photos away in London and hopefully manage a cocktail if there’s a bar near our hotel, what will you be doing? Sipping on Mojitos?? Dancing the night away??

L xxx


  1. Lipgloss Lily
    February 24, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    I'n not a fan of Mojito's but that does look quite nice haha!Will you send me a wee email so that I have your email address for organising the guest post thing?thelipglosslily@gmail.comxx

  2. Girlie Blogger
    February 25, 2012 / 4:56 am

    I like the sound of dirty mojito. Mojito and dirty martinis are my favorites.

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      February 27, 2012 / 4:24 pm

      You know I've never tried a martini! I'm going to have to now, purely so i can blog about it… 😀

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