I am not sure if I told you guys the story of how the KCito came to be. So I will do so now.
One day I decided, "Let's be fancy! I'll make mojitos!" So I was fancy. Fran came over and I made mojitos. What a hassle! I had looked up all sorts of recipes on Al Gore's internet. This is the one I settled one.
The mojito was born in Havana, Cuba. There are many variations of the drink. This recipe calls for the five customary ingredients of mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime, and club soda. If you are throwing a Havana or Cuban theme party, plan on serving these fashionable yet traditional mojitos.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
4 mint leaves
1 lime (for juicing)
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
2 ounces white rum
2 ounces club soda
1 sprig of mint (for garnishing)
1. Put the mint leaves into a Collins glass and squeeze the lime juice over them.
2. Add the powdered sugar and then muddle the mint, lime juice and sugar together. Add crushed ice.
3. Stir in the rum and top off with the club soda.
4. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Servings: Makes one drink.
20 minutes for one drink?! Are they out of their ever loving minds? Also, notice how the recipe calls this drink "fashionable"? That totally sold me on the mojito. I'm a lady of class. I deserve to drink a fashionable drink. Do I deserve to waste my entire life making them? NO! And the muddling took some kitchen improvisation because I don't just have useless (useless until this point) utensils around the kitchen. I'm not a gal that grew up muddling. Anyways, I'm talking too much about this thing that will never happen again. This was a one time deal. I'll never spend that long making a drink again. Life's too short to wait to booze.
And that is how the KCito was born. The perfect summer time drink! You see above what's in the mojito. Sugar, lime, club soda and mint. The lord has already blessed us with something that has sugar, lime and carbonation. It's called Sprite, people. I'm sure years of engineering went into that stuff! (I've mentioned before Heath calls me the Sandra Lee of Booze). And really, the mint? Go ahead and throw some in if you want. It wasn't doing anything for me. If you're dying for a minty aftertaste chew a stick of gum while you drink.
And I even have a handy illustration here that was given to someone as a birthday gift along with KC-ito ingredients.
Mix up your own and report back the results! If you're so inclined, results are much more fun with photos.
No spiced rum for this drink. Keep it clear like your head will be even after a night of drinking KCitos.* And you can go the lemon or lime route. It's really personal preference. I find limes make me feel about 105 times fancier. I know the recipe Heath and I put together below says lemons. Trust me though. You know what, try both! Hell, it's not like you'll only drink one. Conduct experiments. Videotape results.
*Just kidding. You'll get SOOO wasted! But you'll get your vitamin C.