This week we travel to Cuba where we find its national cocktail: The Mojito! Obviously this classic highball is doing something right because it is one of the oldest cocktails still consumed today. Traditionally prepared with white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and fresh mint—a tasty mojito never fails to spark a smile. 😁
While concocting a refreshing mojito takes some bartending skill to perfectly muddle mint sprigs with the sugar and lime, Craftmix makes it look like a magic trick. With our pre-blended cocktail powder, it’s easier than ever to stir up the perfect mojito—that’s right, you don’t even have to garnish it with the sprig of mint leaves (still a fun option though).
So what could make the mojito even more magical? Some delicious food pairings of course!
Here are the top 3 food options to complete the drink:
#1 Bolitas de Platano (Little Plantain Balls)
Sweet, salty, and savory—what more could you want in an appetizer? This delicious treat is perfect for any party or before your dinner gathering. With five ingredients and some easy steps, you’ll have your fried plantain balls ready for the crowd to enjoy in just 30 minutes.
Find the recipe here: http://www.muchogusto.com/index.php?page=bolitas-de-platano-little-plantain-balls
#2 Broquetas / Cuban-style skewers
Want an easy dish that will disappear as soon as you put them on the table? Try these easy to make Cuban Beef and Zucchini Kebabs with Mojo Sauce. Serve with rice or a side salad and of course a refreshing Craftmix Mojito—and boom, a party favorite is created!
Find the recipe here: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/247241/cuban-beef-and-zucchini-kebabs-with-mojo-sauce/
#3 Chorizo Bites
Coated in sweet and spicy sauce, these quick bites are guaranteed to complement your mojito in the best way! Chorizo is a spicy Spanish sausage. If you want to bring something different to your next party, we recommend plating this flavorful dish and just watch how popular they become.
Find the recipe here: https://www.recipetineats.com/chorizo-bites-in-sweet-spicy-sauce/
So now that you know what you’re going to serve this weekend—grab a tall glass, your favorite sunglasses, and enjoy one of Cuba’s favorite cocktails!
Be sure to tag us @craftmixcocktails if you get a chance to try any of these recipes.
Cheers & bottoms up!!!