Mojitos - yay or nay

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it's summer. you goin for the classic SoBe drink or do you think it stink?

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Yay 34
Nay 6
Is it 1981 2


Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:47 (five years ago) link

tastes good, bad optics

Mordy, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:48 (five years ago) link

why bad optics?

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:48 (five years ago) link

haha, def thought of that flick.

I love em personally but ain't had a good one in years. they make em so shitty at the restaurants here. last one overloaded the alcohol, one prior overloaded the sugar. and then there are the places that make it w/ sprite.

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:50 (five years ago) link

yeah you have to make them at home. they are the best, though.

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:50 (five years ago) link

idk, i have a very hard time saying the word 'mojito' w/out feeling like an idiot. something about drawing my cheeks back from the 'mo' to make the 'he' sound.

Mordy, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:50 (five years ago) link

i guess if i made them at home i wouldn't have to say anything, i could call it whatever i want

Mordy, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:51 (five years ago) link

i should try just tryin to make em here. we have a shaker cos my bro used to bartend.

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:51 (five years ago) link

i get really drunk when i make them at home, so i haven't in a while. i should before school starts back up again. they are beautiful, also. you have to put a long sprig of mint in there so it looks like a tree is growing out of your glass.

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:52 (five years ago) link

the work-intensive part is the muddling of limes and mint and sugar but if you can commit it is delicious. also, paging Soto.

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:52 (five years ago) link

also my boyfriend hates mint because he is terrible so if i make them at home i have to drink them all.

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:53 (five years ago) link

life is so hard

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:54 (five years ago) link

sonny says 'mojitos' with good optics

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 22:55 (five years ago) link

just say it like sonny

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 22:55 (five years ago) link

i'll only order them wearing a white blazer

Mordy, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:57 (five years ago) link

prefer caiparinha, though less minty

, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:57 (five years ago) link

I like to order em while beckoning to someone to 'have a sit' w/ me.

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:58 (five years ago) link

caiparinha is a cool thing to say, but the drink is the opposite of canada dry ginger ale in that it is not not too sweet

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 22:59 (five years ago) link

cranberry can't be beat

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 22:59 (five years ago) link

i've never had a mojito with canada dry ginger ale

, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:00 (five years ago) link

o i c wt u dd

, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:01 (five years ago) link

idk, i have a very hard time saying the word 'mojito' w/out feeling like an idiot. something about drawing my cheeks back from the 'mo' to make the 'he' sound.

― Mordy, Friday, August 15, 2014 6:50 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think doing this is joyous fwiw

example (crüt), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:02 (five years ago) link

what gets you in trouble is the last syllable--doe

, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:03 (five years ago) link

surprised nobody's posted the Brian Griffin clip yet

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:03 (five years ago) link

encouraging

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:04 (five years ago) link

mojitos are for the correct side of the fedora coin, family guy the other.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:05 (five years ago) link

fedoracoin

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:10 (five years ago) link

I don't like ordering labor intensive drinks because I got death-stared by a bartender once while he was muddling my drink. Very aggressive. Worried he was going to cave my skull in with his muddling stick.

I don't like making labor intensive drinks either, because I am lazy.

Voted no.

Ryan, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:14 (five years ago) link

the bartender doesn't need to be happy about making your drink. however, you can order whatever you want. this is the way of things.

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:17 (five years ago) link

what the fuck

brimstead, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:18 (five years ago) link

yeah fuck that, esp if you're tipping well on it. otherwise you're like "well let me get a beer if that's ok w/ you"

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:18 (five years ago) link

'rumrunner ok with you? you won't get mad?'

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:18 (five years ago) link

'you only need to fill that pint up halfway if it's too hectic to top it off.'

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:20 (five years ago) link

no, i mean wtf @ the idea of hating on mojitos

brimstead, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:22 (five years ago) link

that too, yeah

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:24 (five years ago) link

I'm guessing mojitos are the new hip "let's ruin a famous cocktail"

brimstead, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:26 (five years ago) link

kale mojito

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:27 (five years ago) link

lol omg

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:28 (five years ago) link

why deny thyself gods great bounty

brimstead, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:29 (five years ago) link

when bars want to ruin classic cocktails they start making them with vodka iirc

horseshoe, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:29 (five years ago) link

ordering a mojito or something like a screwdriver always just feels too old-dad. like, playing it safe

, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:29 (five years ago) link

salted caramel mojito

Ryan, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:30 (five years ago) link

Mojitos are great, though I understand why bartenders hate you for ordering one if they are swamped. Not that they are hard to make, but they are hard to just whip up. You have to spend all of two minutes, vs. 30 seconds. However, they are one of the few cocktails that adapt well to pitchers.

Nice alternative is the Southside: http://imbibemagazine.com/Southside-Fizz-Recipe

I don't think the caiparinha is totally comparable, because cachaca is so much funkier than standard rum, imo. No fizz, either.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:31 (five years ago) link

salty caramel blondie mojito

calstars, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:31 (five years ago) link

fenugreek mojito

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:32 (five years ago) link

You guys are ruining a good thing, like Dunkin Donuts.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:34 (five years ago) link

I don't think the caiparinha is totally comparable, because cachaca is so much funkier than standard rum, imo. No fizz, either.

― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:31 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


true, but it's slightly more adventurous in my eyes

, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:35 (five years ago) link

More exotic, for sure, since not everyone has cachaca.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:36 (five years ago) link

more mojitos but really wtf @

Pisco Sour

(A Chilean or arguably Peruvian classic) Pisco, fresh lime, cane syrup, fresh lemon, & egg whites, served up

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:52 (five years ago) link

I'm kind of enjoying the Guy Fieri-of-drinks mojito perversions going on itt.

Bloody Mojitos

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:52 (five years ago) link

it is definitely a Peruvian classic

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:53 (five years ago) link

it is both. you don't need to take sides on your menu

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:54 (five years ago) link

Frozen Mudjito

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:54 (five years ago) link

Love a good Pisco Sour. Pisco is like cachaca, a relatively exotic rum alternative with afaik one real drink use.

Usually lemon or lime juice means shake, but there's really no need to shake a mojito, since you pour over ice and top with fizzy water later anyway. Then you give it a nice stir to distribute the sweet. But then, I use simple syrup rather than sugar - as I might in a caiparinha - so it mixes pretty easily. Straight sugar might require a shake.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 August 2014 23:57 (five years ago) link

Johnny Garlic's mo' jito

that same 'jito you love, just more of it. an entire pitcher of our house mojito but for one person.

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 August 2014 23:59 (five years ago) link

*served with a side of breadsticks

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00 (five years ago) link

double fudge wasabi cheesecake mojito w/ bacon infused liquer

Neanderthal, Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:02 (five years ago) link

served atop a discarded and assembled Mouse Trap board game

Neanderthal, Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:02 (five years ago) link

Donkey Sauce Mo' To'.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:03 (five years ago) link

fucking lol at mouse trap board game

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:03 (five years ago) link

the mo' heat, oh!

a mojito with hotsauce cuz fuck you

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:04 (five years ago) link

ay

Hogan's Bluff (wins), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:04 (five years ago) link

Where is the "I'm a fiend for mojitos" option.

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:10 (five years ago) link

Mojitos: totally classic and fun to make. Does take some effort, but worth it. I only order them at bars that seem like they know what they're doing, because they're easy to screw up. (Also true not a good drink to order when the bar's slammed.)

Only downside is trying to make them last more than 5 minutes.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:10 (five years ago) link

I've been seeing basil cocktails lately

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:21 (five years ago) link

on the streets, i mean

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:21 (five years ago) link

pesto sour

Hogan's Bluff (wins), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:22 (five years ago) link

lol

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:24 (five years ago) link

Mojito ices

Mark G, Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:24 (five years ago) link

MONjito - mojito with Montreal seasoning

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:25 (five years ago) link

MANjito - mojito with man seasoning

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:26 (five years ago) link

idg what kind of disgusting trendphobic savage you wd have to be to not love the taste of mint + lime, together as 1

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:48 (five years ago) link

otm

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:53 (five years ago) link

Mojitos are great, though I understand why bartenders hate you for ordering one if they are swamped. Not that they are hard to make, but they are hard to just whip up. You have to spend all of two minutes, vs. 30 seconds. However, they are one of the few cocktails that adapt well to pitchers.

Nice alternative is the Southside: http://imbibemagazine.com/Southside-Fizz-Recipe

I don't think the caiparinha is totally comparable, because cachaca is so much funkier than standard rum, imo. No fizz, either.

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, August 15, 2014 7:31 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is an excellent post

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:57 (five years ago) link

also you don't need a shaker to make a mojito, you just need to pass it back and forth between two glasses. just make sure your seltzer is in the fridge, not room temp.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:58 (five years ago) link

A good mojito is defo my favourite standard cocktail - a good one is fairly hard to come by though.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Saturday, 16 August 2014 01:00 (five years ago) link

why do you need to pass it back and forth? i am genuinely confused about this mojito agitation

flatizza (harbl), Saturday, 16 August 2014 01:10 (five years ago) link

well if i build the drink in a glass, my sequence would be like syrup/mint, lime, rum, seltzer. so all my syrup is on the bottom of the glass and all my seltzer is on the top. if i add my ice and then pass it back and forth with another glass i've fixed that sitch.

i guess i could stir it but with the mint and spent limes floating around in there the passing just seems easier.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 August 2014 01:36 (five years ago) link

guys sometimes when i make one too many mojitos at home, the next morning i experience...mojitWOE

horseshoe, Saturday, 16 August 2014 02:44 (five years ago) link

i'm sorry

horseshoe, Saturday, 16 August 2014 02:45 (five years ago) link

I don't share my projito recipe sorry

rip van wanko, Saturday, 16 August 2014 02:56 (five years ago) link

wait it's pronounced MO-JITE-OH, right?

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:05 (five years ago) link

summer of 2007 I would make mojitos and drink them on my front porch and get kind of drunk and then go make noise music in my bedroom, I was 19 and it was my very first time living outside of my parents house or a dorm, god that was such a fucking great summer

mojitos rule and so does life.

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:06 (five years ago) link

when i was in france two years ago mojitos were all the rage. i went to a really scummy student bar in grenoble and ordered one for the hell of it, and it was actually made really well with havana club, fresh mint, nice and cold. that's a good memory.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:17 (five years ago) link

I'll post recipe tomorrow (hint: no BBQ sauce)!

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:17 (five years ago) link

where you been Soto

horseshoe, Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:25 (five years ago) link

if there's basil in this recipe

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 04:27 (five years ago) link

even a whisper of basil

Peeking at Peak Petty (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 16 August 2014 04:27 (five years ago) link

best in Cuba

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 August 2014 05:24 (five years ago) link

(have not had any there since '04)

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 August 2014 05:25 (five years ago) link

i had some at that restaurant Wish in Miami

Neanderthal, Monday, 18 August 2014 00:30 (five years ago) link

at my brother's (middle of summer hottest day of the year) wedding they had cocktail waiters hand out mojitos to everyone immediately after the ceremony - best mojito ever, not to sweet so your lips pucker a little from the lime

ugh so good

ysi one now please

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 August 2014 02:03 (five years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:01 (five years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 22 August 2014 00:01 (five years ago) link

ten months pass...

it is summer!!

marcos, Sunday, 19 July 2015 18:30 (four years ago) link

Mojitos are so good

marcos, Sunday, 19 July 2015 18:30 (four years ago) link

Just made one with a little less sugar and I definitely prefer it that way

marcos, Sunday, 19 July 2015 20:24 (four years ago) link

I've been experimenting with making them with slightly darker rums, and it definitely changes the character. Like a lot of more tropical drinks, unfortunately, the sugar really adds up. Between the syrup and the alcohol, you may as well be drinking soda.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 July 2015 21:24 (four years ago) link


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