Brownstone is offering up RMB1,000 in mojitos to one lucky winner to share with a group of friends on any given evening. They’ve got flavors like mango, passion fruit and a signature extra stong version of the classic minty, sugary concoction. Spend this sweet prize at their Sunday block party or head over any summer evening after work and laze on their terrace.
To win, just answer the question below.
What's the best way to drink a mojito?
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Mojito head gear and backpack filled with ice. That's the way to gear up for a party!
It's a change from a martini, forget the sex in the city, at the bar it the Mojito that draws a different style and type women. Dress your best, feel good look good and order it a bar,
2002's Die Another Day - and is a possible reflection of the popularity of the cocktail at the time of production and was a fitting choice for the Cuban setting. As is his usual style, 007 uses this drink to introduce himself to the beauty of the story, in this case Jinx. You pick up a different crowd with a mojito
The best way to drink a mojito is to use your mouth (or a catheter if you need to).
example text for commentAt a disco booth with Austin Powers: "That's mojo, Yeah baby!!" -- "Um, no, that's a mojito, Austin." -- "We'll, if I start to work on my mojo, and then drink your mojito-jo, we got cross mo-jolation, haven't we? Yeah, baby, yeah!!"
If you have time:(the molecular approach)
- 12 mint leaves
- 170 g (6 oz) white rum
- 170 g (6 oz) lime juice
- 128 g (4 ½ oz) water
- 6 tbsp white sugar
- lime zest
- small mint leaves to decorate
- 4.7 g Calcium Lactate Gluconate
- 0.8 g Xanthan
- 1000 g (35 oz) of filtered or low calcium water
- 5 g sodium alginate
1- Start by preparing the alginate bath. Mix the sodium alginate in the water using an immersion blender until the sodium alginate is completely dissolved. If this is your first time doing this, be aware that this may take longer than expected.
2- Let it rest for 24 hours in the fridge so that the air that has entered the mixture disappears and the sodium alginate is completely rehydrated.
1- Place mint leaves and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Crush the mint and lime juice with a muddler to release the mint oils.
2- Add the sugar, rum and water and shake vigorously until all sugar has dissolved. If you don’t like it sweet, start with less sugar and add more to taste.
3- Pass the mojito mix through a fine sieve.
3- Then mix 180 g (6.4 oz) of mojito with the Calcium Lactate Gluconate until it dissolves completely. Reserve in the fridge the remaining mojito to carbonate the spheres.
4- Finally add the Xanthan and let it hydrate for 1 minute. Then mix it using an immersion blender and leave it in the fridge for 24 hours to eliminate the air bubbles.
Making Mojito Spheres
1- You are now ready to start the spherification process! Remove the alginate bath and mojito mix with Calcium Lactate from the fridge.
2- Scoop the mojito mixture with a half sphere 5 ml measure spoon and carefully pour it into the alginate bath. It is important that the mojito spheres don’t touch since they would stick together.
3- Leave the spheres "cooking" for about 2 minutes in the alginate bath.
4- Carefully remove the mojito spheres using a slotted spoon.
5- Then rinse them very gently with water and strain them carefully. Place them in a bowl with water or mojito while you make more spheres.
7- To carbonate the spheres, pour the reserved mojito (without Calcium Lactate) in an ISI Whip container and carefully place the mojito spheres inside it.
8- Charge the ISI Whip with a CO2 cartridge (not N2O or they won’t be fizzy!).
9- Store them in the fridge for about 2 hours.
10- Discharge the canister by holding it upright and squeezing the trigger to release the pressure. DO NOT open the canister before discharging it completely.
11- Unscrew the top and remove the spheres.
12- Serve immediately on appetizer spoons, sprinkle some lime zest and decorate with small mint leaves.
Play Buenavista Social Club on High Volume while serving
with an inflatable kiddy pool, some Bueno Vista Social Club playing in the background, and some cubano pulled pork sandwiches to soak up that drunk.
In a hot Shanghai summer day! Bikini Top, big sunglasses, red lipstick! Enjoy each little cold particle of a mojito (mint, rum, lemon and its different flavors), use the cold glass to freshen up your face and body between every sip while the party mood & music raises up!
with a strainer, wouldn't want those crushed mint leaves getting stuck in your teeth or choke on some seeds while socializing
I'm going to say like this: http://themetapicture.com/giant-mojito/
I'd drink Mojitos with Gan Lulu
while facetiming zulus
shouting, woo hoo!
For me, the best way to drink a Mojito will be with my loved one..
The thing is, that we have never drunk Mojto together although it is one of our favorite drinks!
I used to drink it every weekend back in my country but for some reason it still didn't happen here in Shanghai!
So for sure, there is no one else in the world that I would like to share with him my love for this drink!
We will invite our best friends to enjoy together with us, but for the 2 of us, it will be extra special!
And why it's creative? Because for sure, it will be a day to remember!
The best way to drink a mojito, in rhyming form:
The best way to drink a mojito, is accompanied by a burrito gordito.
Crushed ice piled high, sipping 'neath a sapphire sky.
Mint and berries muddled together, perfect for the sweltering weather.
Condensation beads down the glass, one too many you’ll be on your ass.
Scene: LOVER 1 and LOVER 2 sit outside of local hotspot Brownstone, flirting and making eyes at one another. Their drinks arrive; two mojitos.
LOVER 1 - Oh. Oh dear. I'm afraid our well-meaning waitress forgot to dress these. They're positively naked without their concealing mint leaves. Shall we return them to the bar?
LOVER 2 - No, we shan't. For here, I have a fresh mint plant growing just beside me. Lean closer and you'll see it.
(LOVER 1 leans in a bit and LOVER 2 plucks a mint leaf from the plant, puts it between his teeth and pulls LOVER 1 in for a kiss).
LOVER 1 - Mmm... Effervescent.
And the winner is Casperxx for his extra long response! Thanks for playing everyone.
There have been more than a few dodgy winners recently... from completely terrible caption comments to incredibly weak answers to questions.
But, congratulations to Casper, if the Editors feel that Casper is the winner, then so be it.
Yeah, it was really a creative answer, almost like art even. cough
To all the contestants that actually submitted an entry of their own creativity, I congratulate you all as the real winners! It's more amazing to me that Jo doesn't even recognize cut and paste when she sees it, let alone award the effort. Odd, isn't it?
Jo, I'm just trying to understand, did you actually READ every single word of the "entry" that Caspexx lifted and submitted? Or, were you just impressed with the volume and extra length of it as you stated above? I started to read it but couldn't get through the whole thing, boredom kicked in. Did you really and truly get to the end of it? You were more than seven days late to judge this contest but you have the time to sit down and read this and understand the science of it?? I guess size does matter, huh?
Googlemaster meets Sourpuss.
READ the instruction mate. It was friggin creative content, wasn't it?
1st round on me.
Has anyone noticed: Joho tends to respond to Casperxx's hissy fits about late postings by awarding him prize. It's like: "Waa, waa, --the new cap photo isn't.. --waa, waa!! Ok. Have a prize. Waa, waa, it's been like three days 4 hours, 17 minutes and 32 seconds since the contest ended, loser, waa waa!!! Ok Casper, you win, calm down now, mommy's here. Everything is gonna be alright. It's ok that your post has a creative aptitude of zero, you're rude, and your emotional aptitude is at a 8 year old level at best. Have a prize. I think your fantastic." Match made in heaven!
Hey guys. Sorry to break up the love fest but we let our friends over at Brownstone decide the winner on this one since they are the ones giving away the mojitos.
@meridiantranslation if you went by that logic, wouldn't philipvasels have won something like 132 prizes by now?
Hey dirty30, meridiantranslation makes an observation that appears grounded enough. Who knows, eh? I wouldn't have win any of those 132 contests you've mentioned since I don't participate in these contests usually. I have only entered 2 or 3 contests over an equal number of years. I did win one several years ago though. Made me believe in miracIes. I do however greatly enjoy reading the creativity of others. I admire wit and humor though I don't possess those expressive qualities myself. Today, I simply chose to advocate those people who took the time to express their creativity and sense of humor. Some of them even made me laugh-the elixir of the soul.
Joho, no worries... getting the sponsors to help choose (50%, and 50% with Cityweekend staff) is a great idea/practice. :) I use to help out in a small town magazine, and contests is never as easy as it seems. You go grrrl!
Well, attempts at explanations are all very well and good, but it can't hide the fact that this is just plagiarism... shall we have that argument again? I don't think anyone wants to, but maybe we need to, and maybe this time someone needs to be made an example of.
ok, so when the dust settled who the hell won this thing anyway ???? f*ckin hell
@ meridiantranslation..show me the part again where it says Original recipe? The King of Sour loosers crown is certainly yours. Extra lemon for your Mojito.
For the "complaining" part...just encouraging an otherwise pretty good website to to their job ON TIME. Otherwise why bother with deadlines. Well, you will understand once you start working.
So according to the City Weekend Comments and Reviews Policy, they have a right to delete "[a]nything that violates, plagiarizes or infringes the rights of third parties including, copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, contract, patent or rights of privacy." Dearest casperxx, using material produced by others without attribution is not kewl. You have done this before (see your entry in the salad contest). Repent before it is too late!
Ha, better than the "Who won? I don't know who won! Joho! Tell us who won! THIS IS YOUR JOB! It's been 2 days! Please, Joho, please...I can't face another day of not knowing who won the caption contest...[sobbing quietly]" police.
And come on editors, when things have gotten out of hand in the listings section we've had "Are Shanghai Customer's Too Demanding?" how about a comment thread "Should CW Encourage Plagiarism?" it'd be a blast!