Say Mojito for a South Beach Kind of Mood!

This blog is especially for Melissa, who asked if I’d ever had a mojito and if they were good.

Yep, I’ve had a mojito or two.  I’m not much of a drinker, but mojitos are delicious.  They taste like a sweet lime-ade and because of that, they are deceptive.  It’s easy to have one too many because you don’t really taste the alcohol.

With winter upon so many of us, thinking of a sultry sexy South Beach night might be the thing to do to chase away the icy chill.  Maybe if you make yourselves a mojito, it will put you in a South Beach kind of mood!

Is South Beach as sexy and exciting as I make it seem in SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS? A big yeah!! I’ve been there about 4 or 5 times and am dying to go back.

Why? I remember a perfect night in South Beach many years ago. My husband, daughter and I were sitting in chairs on the veranda of the Park Central Hotel (a landmark by the way.) The Hale-Bopp comet was visible in the night sky and a balmy breeze was coming off the beach, rustling the palm trees. In front of us, all kinds of beautiful bodies ready for a night of partying passed by.

And I mean beautiful!! Of course, a rather interesting six foot transvestite also sashayed before us as well.

But those weren’t the most interesting sites. A full lunar eclipse was on its way. As we sat there, the moon went from its milky white to a dark maroon-grey color as the eclipse developed. It stopped everyone along the Ocean Drive strip — not an easy thing to do.

So, imagine the palms, sexy bodies and warmth when you make yourself one of these mojitos. FYI — if you don’t drink you can still skip the rum and it’s tasty and refreshing.

(pronounce it ‘mo-hee-toe,’ and savor the flavor of  a night in South Beach!)

An easy mojito recipe to share with your friends:

1.5 oz white Rum
12 fresh spearmint leaves
1/2 lime
7 oz club soda
2 tbsp. simple sugar syrup
(or 4 tsp. sugar)

  • Gently crush (muddle) the mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass.
  • Lightly squeeze lime into the glass.
  • Pour sweet syrup to cover the mint leaves and lime.
  • Fill glass with ice. Add Rum, club soda, and stir your mojito.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a few sprigs of mint.
  • If you don’t have simple sugar syrup, place granulated sugar lime juice, rum and mint in cocktail shaker and shake until the sugar is dissolved.  Then add the club soda and garnish.

    For flavor variants, try spiced and mango rums! I prefer the original though because the taste is refreshing and light.

    6 thoughts on “Say Mojito for a South Beach Kind of Mood!”

    1. Maybe some of you’ll should try this one out. Interestingly, this cocktail recipe is titled Safe Sex on the Beach!…sure you need to be sober if at all you wish to have a safe beach swim.

    2. I’ve never had one of those and am always looking for a mixed drink that I can drink. I positively hate the taste of alcohol and can taste it in every drink I’ve had. If I could find one I can stand the taste of that would be good. Like the effects lol hate the taste.

    3. I have to admit to being one of those who haven’t ever had a mojito. They sound delicious, and I might even have all the makings for one at home. Thanks

    4. Ahhh this is great – Thanks Caridad… very similiar to that of the Brazilian drink …Caiprinha
      Refreshing and oh so nice. Bit potent so better watch out *lol*

    5. Oh, Caridad! You’re so sweet. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to try a Mojito (or six) lol!
      I’m moving back to FL and I want to visit South Beach. When I think of SB I think of the movie “The Birdcage”. Have you seen it? Btw, I love hangin’ out with six foot transvestites.
      Your night in SB sounds grand and I hope I have one just as wonderful. Thanks again for the Mojito recipe. 🙂

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