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April 17, 2020
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Grand Mojito cocktail recipe

Everybody loves Mojitos, we know that, but get ready to become a fan of this Grand Mojito cocktail recipe. Even though bars and bartenders already have their own take on the mojito, Buchanan’s decided to switch a few ingredients to give this classic cocktail a modern twist.

The Mojito boom

The mojito “boom” according to some started when the drink made an appearance in the 2002 James Bond Film Die Another Day. In one of the scenes set in a Havana beach bar, Halle Barry rises out of the water in her orange bathing suit and walks toward Pierce Brosnan who is sipping a mojito. Then, he hands her the glass and says, “Mojito? You should try it.” And with those words, a new generation of people around the world learned of the old Cuban drink.

Tips to create the perfect Mojito

First, consider the type of sugar you use based on the liquor you use, the easiest path is brown sugar or similar for aged liquor. Also, make sure both the mint and the lime you use are really fresh. Taking care of those details will make the drink look and taste more appetizing! Finally, think about the liquor you want to use. Normally aged rums will add some complexity to this cocktail but the fun part is there are no rules, and for this recipe we’ll go for whiskey instead.

Ingredients

There is no such thing as a perfect mojito, but Buchanan’s Grand Mojito cocktail recipe is very close to it. Simple, straight forward and more importantly full of flavor.

  • 2 Oz Buchanans Deluxe 12 Year Old
  • 0.75 Oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 Oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 Oz Pineapple Juice
  • A Mint Sprig
  • 1 pineapple Leaf
  • 1 Dash Bitters

Steps to make it

  1. Add mint, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with 3 cubes of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, then add Buchanan’s.
  3. Fill with more ice.
  4. Shake until cold, then pour into a glass (including shaken ice).
  5. Finally, top up your drink with crushed ice, add mint, pineapple leaf and bitters.

Buchanan’s Deluxe

A classic for over 130 years, Buchanan’s 12-year old whiskey is one of the world’s most iconic and awarded luxury Scotch whiskey brands. It has a soft and fruity flavor, with orange and chocolate notes that allow it to be served on the rocks or with soda, garnished with a strip of orange peel.

Originally called Buchanan’s Finest Liquor, this whiskey received the first label James Buchanan ever put his name onto. It has a soft and fresh profile that separates it from other more dense whiskey profiles.

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