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bambini
24-08-2010, 10:45 AM
Most recipes for a mojito are fairly standard, but whenver I had a mojito in Cuba (and I had a LOT), the barman/maid added a few drops of angostura bitters to on top, which is not part of the standard recipe but is absolutely delicious.

IMO, it adds a whole new dimension to the drink - the bitters remove some of the sickly sweetness of the mojito and bring out extra tang from the lime.

Has anyone else had a mojito with angostura bitters?

Simon-JG-hr
24-08-2010, 11:38 AM
Can't say I have, but I'm a huge fan of Angostura Bitters. Yummy stuff.

I was introduced to it at the hotel I stay at when skiing in Whistler, there are a large range of different bitters they stock, and a chap on the end of the bar (an empty seat between us) ordered a bitters and tonic. I was intrigued (we'd been chatting for a few minutes) and asked him if it was any good. When I was met with the affirmative, I decided that I should try one myself (at their prices, I needed a cheaper alternative to the G&Ts...) What a cracking drink, and I always had one when I came off the slopes to try and stave away dehydration ( ;) ).

bambini
24-08-2010, 12:13 PM
Mmm...sounds very nice. What measures would you put into a bitters and tonic? Think I might try and make one myself :)

Simon-JG-hr
24-08-2010, 12:15 PM
Just a couple of good splashes.

cj121
26-08-2010, 06:50 AM
I go with the bitters in there too Bambini, and like yourself, picked up the tip whilst in the motherland. I've knocked up a few mojitos over the summer, and used the 'extra' to nice effect:)

whisky77
26-08-2010, 10:19 AM
I took to growing my own mint in the garden, so as to have a fresh supply for the Mojitos.
The bitters are a must, as far as I am concerned. A Mojito does not tate the same without them.:rock:

bambini
26-08-2010, 11:42 AM
I took to growing my own mint in the garden, so as to have a fresh supply for the Mojitos.
The bitters are a must, as far as I am concerned. A Mojito does not tate the same without them.:rock:

Hey, I grow mint for mojios too! Not that we've had the weather for mojitos. The golden rule is that it must be at least 70 degrees and sunny for mojitos. And it must be Havana Club rum :smoke:

Moon Dancer
26-08-2010, 01:31 PM
Mojitos without Angostura Bitters :frown: then it's not a Mojitos, IMHO :smile: