Weekending: Cocktail Competition Edition


This weekend we were up at the cottage and decided it was time for a Cocktail Competition.  The contenders: the Mint Julep, Mohito and Rum Collins.  Luckily we had a number of taste testers willing to assist.


Some were a bit overwhelmed by the responsibility.

First up was the Mint Julep.

We gathered the ingredients:

4 Mint Leaves
1 teaspoon Powdered Sugar
2 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Fill the glass with Ice


Muddle the mint with the sugar and use some of the mint for garnish.


This one got full marks for presentation. Lovely looking drink.


I’d say it really brought out the best in some.

Two of my favourite lovers of the Mint Julep. Mr. Bond and Mr. Dad.

Next up was the Mojito.  Now, in all honesty, as the taste testing went on, pictures of the process became fewer and fewer. Just a coincidence.

So this is the picture of the process for the Mojito:


I mean, what more do you really need to know? It includes Rum.

Our recipe:

6 mint leaves
2 teaspoons of Powdered Sugar
1 full lime juiced
Muddle the mint, sugar and lime juice.
2 oz. Havana Club
Fill the glass with ice
top with soda water

I’d say these drinks came out beautifully.


Finally, the Rum Collins. Even fewer process pictures for this one.  This is what I have:



Our Rum Collins recipe:
Fill the glass with ice
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
2 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum
Fill the glass with Club Soda.


Finally, the taste testers gave their scores:

Rum Collins: 0

Mojito: 2

Mint Julep: 4

A great weekend was had by all, but mostly by the taste testers.


Hope you had a great weekend too.




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