Making the perfect cocktail to impress your friends need not be like a scene from Tom Cruise’s film Cocktail – full of showy tricks. It can be so much easier than that. We always get asked for details on how to make the perfect cocktail, so why not give it a go yourself?

As summer is in full swing, why not try whisking together one of the most popular cocktails for the hot weather, known for its refreshing taste – the Mojito – which famously originates from Havana, Cuba. Its combination of sweetness and refreshing mint flavours compliments the kick of the rum and all you need is four simple ingredients!

Lime juice (1 oz)

Rum, white light (2 oz)

Sugar syrup (0.75 oz)

Soda water (3 oz)

1. To start with, add 8-10 mint leaves and sugar syrup to a chilled mixing glass.
2. Then simply add the lime juice, rum, and stir.
3. The next step is to add some crushed ice and the soda water.
4. Stir gently until the ingredients are well mixed.

If you want to add more mint leaves, place them on the rim of the glass and serve! If you want to go more traditional with the recipe, you can add some freshly squeezed lime to the drink, making the cocktail even more refreshing.

The great thing about a mojito is you can move away from the traditional recipe and create your own signature style. You can try using dark rum to dirty up the mojito or try out different flavours – raspberry, pear and mango make for a good start, just to name a few.

Planning a larger party? Call in the professionals at Ultimate Bars to give you a helping hand in creating that perfect cocktails for your guest, on 07971 856 608 or 01278 652 347.