The Perfect Mojito For Your Mexican Night

The perfect Mojito for your Mexican night

We’re not short of a Mexican night or two in our family, in fact sometimes it seems like we just hop around from one weekend to the next, eating Mexican food at a different person’s house and that is just my ultimate dream! Haha.

I usually only break the cocktails out at Christmas, but thebar asked me to try out some of their Summer cocktails to share with you guys and now I make a mean Mojito! Traditionally a Mojito is a Cuban drink so it will go great with tapas too, but I’m definitely bringing that bad boy along with me to our next Mexican night feast!

Summer cocktails ideas - Mojito

To make a solid Mojito, you will need:

White Rum (I went for Captain Morgan because it looks the coolest… call me shallow if you will!)
Caster Sugar
Fresh Mint
Soda Water
Crushed Ice

Pop along to thebar for the full Mojito recipe, but here’s my little run down. I made ours in these fancy whiskey glasses I inherited from my Great Uncle, but you could use any tall glass, jar or tumbler that can hold plenty of ice.

Cocktails for Spicy Food

If you’ve watched any bartender worth his salt make a cocktail you’ll know to start by filling your glasses with ice to make them super cool and cold (you’ll thank me later after all those jalapenos!), then pop the ice to one side while you throw in a bunch of lime wedges and a two teaspoons of caster sugar. Give them a good mush in the bottom of the glass, add a handful of fresh mint and mush that in too.

Pop your ice back in to about the 3/4 mark. Crushed ice is way better as you’ll fit more in and it’s so easy to prepare. Throw some into a bag and give it a couple of whacks with a rolling pin.

The perfect Summer Mojito

Now for booze! Add in your white rum (I’m a double measures kind of gal, but don’t forget to drink responsibly) and a dash of soda water to taste. We found that less is more when it comes to soda water as it has quite a bland taste if you overdo it.

Top up your glass with ice and add some more mint leaves and a lime wedge to make it super pretty! Serve with nachos and as much spice and cheese as you can get your hands on for the perfect Mexican night in.

How to make a Mojito

Cocktails perfect for Mexican or Cuban food

We also tried the Mint Julep, one of my ultimate favourite cocktails for a Summer afternoon and it turned out great. I had no idea where to get sugar syrup from, but they just had it at our local supermarket. It’s very similar to the Mojito, but if you’re a bourbon drinker you’ll love the sharp taste of the whiskey against the super sweet sugar and mint.

What’s your favourite cocktail? Recipes please!! Loves x xx

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Easy Mid-Week Living: Old El Paso Recipe Kits

Old El Paso Taco Review

The lovely folks at Old El Paso sent us a little box of goodies to try out and see if it made our busy lives a little bit easier. We’ve been having a bit of a tough time of it recently, a few struggles with our house purchase on top of usual weekly stresses has left us little time for cooking and planning recipes so we were really thankful to grab one of the Soft Taco Kits one evening and throw a delicious dinner together with minimal effort.

Easy Mid Week Meals

Easy Cook Mexican

The kit includes 8 soft tacos (which I’d never tried before and would probably still rather use a tortilla wrap instead) a cooking sauce and this Cool Herb Topping Mix pictured above. I’ve never been a huge fan of sour cream but actually when you add the mix it’s super tasty. I’m kind of gutted you can’t buy this separately.

As the packs were all very mild we were concerned there wouldn’t be much taste, so we added an additional taco seasoning mix to the onion, chicken and sauce from the soft taco kit. The result was a very rich, very tasty sauce so it probably wasn’t necessary… but I still recommend it. Yum!

Old El Paso Kit Review

Once the chicken was cooked we spooned some mix into each soft taco. There wasn’t too much to go around, but once we added all your typical goodies: avocado, guacamole, jalapenos, peppers, salsa, sour cream, cheese – they were full to bursting! They actually recommend on the pack not to over fill them too, because the filling does squirt out when you bite into them.

I love food like this that you can build yourself; it works great for fussy eaters, families and just those that like to play with their food like me! Old El Paso has always been one of my favourite cooking brands and with their new kits (there are tonnes!) they remain to be the best home cooking Mexican brand, in my opinion. I love their refried beans and I’ve got a tin of their black beans in the cupboard for my next culinary adventure as well as some left overs from my lovely care package. Thanks Old El Paso!

Best Mexican RecipeSoft Taco Recipe

You can find Old El Paso at most supermarkets and they have a great website with recipe ideas too!

Loves x xx

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