Monthly Archives: April 2013
I am a big fan of proper glassware. Spending most of my time behind the wood in a beach bar where most drinks are served in touristy plastic logo tumblers has forced me to relax on the issue, but there is one area where I am resisting. What is the proper glass for a mojito? The obvious answer is whichever damn glass the customer wants it served in. Here’s my take. Mojitos belong in a straight glass. The recipe handed down through the generations works perfectly in a 12 oz Collins glass. A straight glass works best in my opinion ecause you can prepare the drink, stir the drink, and serve the drink all in the same glass. I see Mojitos in hurricane glasses these days, but I am not a fan. You can’t muddle properly in a rounded glass and it is too tall for most muddlers so you either have to use a different mixing vessel or shove your fingers inside the hurricane glass and serve a not that great mojito. In lieu of a Collins glass I use a nice pint glass. As a last resort, my mojito goes into the plastic logo tumbler. This is just my opinion, of course. Maybe I’m being unreasonable. But, try serving an old-fashioned in a coupette or a glass of wine in a shot glass and see how your customer reacts.