Without a doubt Ernest Hemingway is one of the writers I am most intrigued by. One of my favourite books ‘The Paris Wife’ is based on his first marriage in Paris before he became a well known writer, it fascinates me. It also makes me want to go back to Paris every time I read it- but of course, it doesn’t take much!
One hazy Mojito drinking night a friend and I got chatting to a bartender, he explained to us that apparently the Moijto was the ‘drink of Hemingway’. He explained that his fondness for the drink had developed from his time in Havana. Of course, I questioned the legitimacy of this and searched through the one place I knew would give me some answers (good old Google) and found that actually many others were claiming the same thing (historically accurate? I’m not sure). Nevertheless, I can’t help but feel a deeper love for this cocktail now and as mentioned in previous posts it’s always my mission to find a good cocktail bar and sample as many different variations as I can.
I’ve become some what of a pro Mojito maker now and love to mix one up on a (rare) Summer’s day. It’s so simple to make one and once you have the bottle of rum in the cupboard, you’ve got the expensive part over. So, here’s how a ‘Hemingway’ would go..
Et voilà- Enjoy!
Let me know what you think of Hemmingway’s twist on this classic cocktail..