How to make a Mojito Cocktail | Jamie Oliver

OK lovely people, i’m gonna show you how to
make the best classic Mojito, the most popular cocktail on the planet. Very refreshing, very
beautiful and very, very simple to make. So, first up, lime. Give it a little roll, just
to loosen the oils in the skin, you can start to smell it and also those little capsules
of lime juice inside. Take the end off of the lime, like that. Take a nice, just over
a centimeter thick, like this, and then cut it into four. That goes into our glass, I
want about seven or eight nice leaves of mint, try and go for the smaller ones, they are
obviously younger, they’re more delicate, more perfumed. Look at that, beautiful. What
we can do, give a nice little spank. Everything in life is better with a little spank. *wink*
That goes into the glass. About one desert spoon, level of sugar. If it’s a little sour
add a little bit more sugar. Now I haven’t got a muddler, i’m just gonna use the end
of a whisk but you could use a rolling pin, or anything that’s flat like that. And what
I want to do is eight, nice, little squashes. I’ve been in some not so good bars, were you
see the bar tenders going duh duh duh duh duh duh. It makes the white bitter part of
the lime extract and it makes the bitterness also come out of the leaves. Next up we want
fifty ml of white rum. I’m just using a little digestive glass like this. Let’s say fifteen
ice cubes is good. I’m just gonna get my little tea towel like this, grab in the little corners.
Smash it up. You can use a rolling pin if you want, you can get all your aggression
out. Think of your bank manager or the estate agent and the taxes you pay every year. But
it’s gonna be alright because we’re gonna have a beautiful mojito. Come and have a look,
this kinda blend is nice, I like that, I like it a lot. So i’m only gonna fill that glass,
three quarters OK? and then i’m just gonna top it up. With a little soda water, just
a little splash like that, no more. And then use our spoon, and we just, almost like cooking
when you’re folding things through egg whites and cream, just fold it and then top up with
the ice. Garnish with a little mint and also, give it another spank. Another important Italian
bar man told me to do that. Always spank your mint. So there you go guys, I hope you like
that beautiful cocktail and don’t forget you can be creative with this of course you can.
It’s really nice with different types of mint, I’ve done it with lemon thyme before which
was really interesting. You can also do it with basil. Beautiful little basil leaves.
Purple basil, green basil. If you like it, like it. If you want to share it in your social
media put it everywhere we want people making there own fresh cocktails just like with when
i’m cooking. Also don’t forget, go and have a look at Food Tube, if you wanna see some
food to go with this lovely recipe. But I hope you like that! Until next time, cheers!

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