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Old 06-07-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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Mojito question

Recipe is for cranberry mojito. Wondering if I can replace the water called for in the recipe with cranberry juice, or would this screw up the recipe? Will provide the recipe for it below.

Cranberry Mojito:

2 c water
2 c superfine sugar
1/2 lb cranberries (8 ounces)
2 c fresh mint
1 c lime juice
4 c rum
1 c club soda
ice

1.Bring water to boil in saucepan over high heat. Add sugar and cranberries; mix well. Boil 5-10 minutes or until cranberries start to breakdown.

2.Remove from heat; set aside and allow to cool completely.

3.Chop mint finely and put in large pitcher.

4.To pitcher add lime juice and cranberry mixture; stir in rum and club soda.

5.Place in refrigerator; allow to steep 2-4 hours.

6.If necessary, add sugar to mojito mixture to taste.

7.Serve in glasses filled with ice.

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Old 06-07-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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I would use the juice as opposed to fresh anyway.
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I would leave it with water. The water and sugar are there to make a simple syrup to sweeten the drink with. The water will make it more delicate, as a mojito should be. IMHO, using cranberry juice will just be an in-your-face cranberry drink.

With that being said, splitting the batch to experiment might an option to see for yourself.
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ahhhh....I see that now, good call, KE!
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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mojito snobs will object to finely chopped mint. it should be muddled.

much like elfie after a few batch experiments...
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mojito snobs will object to finely chopped mint. it should be muddled.

much like elfie after a few batch experiments...
That would be me!!!!!
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mojito snobs will object to finely chopped mint. it should be muddled.

much like elfie after a few batch experiments...
You have a hidden camera here, or what?

Yes, it MUST be muddled to release the essential oils. If you don't have a muddler just use a soon to smoosh those leaves AND lime together. Slice a bit of the lime in with the leaves and muddle those with the simple syrup/cranberry combo. Then add your rum and top off with club soda.
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I use Pelligrino sparkling water instead of club soda......wayyy better flavor.
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mojito snobs will object to finely chopped mint. it should be muddled.

much like elfie after a few batch experiments...
my handyman and i had a wine cooler, mojito. not really wonderful. has an after taste like perfume.

pretty sure i have had a real one and it doesn't taste like that. oh well, cheap is as cheap does. lol

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my handyman and i had a wine cooler, mojito. not really wonderful. has an after taste like perfume.

pretty sure i have had a real one and it doesn't taste like that. oh well, cheap is as cheap does. lol

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The wine coolers are GREAT except for the fake lime taste and the fake mint taste!
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