A Spoonful Of Sugar

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Just a spoonful of sugar helps the mojito go down, the mojito go dow-owwwn, the mojito go down…A Spoonful Of Sugar - a delicious mojito cocktail inspired by the musical Mary Poppins!

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A Spoonful of Sugar is from the classic movie musical, Mary Poppins – and you can see the other four recipes that this musical has inspired by clicking HERE. In the popular 1964 movie, the song is sung by Julie Andrews, who is ably assisted by a whistling robin. However, if you’re a bird nerd (like me) – you’ll know that there is an error here. The musical is set in London, but the bird that is singing with her is an American Robin, not a European one. Tsk tsk. I try to look away when that part of the movie comes on…

However, in an effort to stay true to the movie, you’ll see an American Robin perched on this delicious and refreshing mojito. Which is completely dissimilar from the recipe that I used for As Long As You’re Mint, by the way.

In a glass or base of a cocktail shaker, use a muddler to mash together fresh mint leaves, fresh lime, and a spoonful of sugar – preferably brown. Add some light rum, ice, and top up with club soda.

Garnish with mint leaves, slices of lime, and small plastic birds.

A Spoonful Of Sugar - a delicious mojito cocktail inspired by the musical Mary Poppins!

Serves 1

A Spoonful Of Sugar
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Ingredients

  • small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • ½ fresh lime, quartered
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • light rum
  • ice
  • club soda
  • to garnish
  • mint leaves
  • slices of lime

Instructions

  1. In a glass or base of a cocktail shaker, use a muddler to mash together fresh mint leaves, fresh lime, and a spoonful of sugar - preferably brown.
  2. Add some light rum, ice, and top up with club soda. 
  3. Garnish with mint leaves and slices of lime.
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