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Make the perfect summer Mojito for National Mojito Day (Monday 11th July) - Recipe from award winning "Cocktail King"

09 July 2016 12:41


Tony Adams the creator and owner of award winning restaurant Hello Burger, is also former world champion and “cocktail king” often seen shaking up Cocktails on ITV's This Morning. Having spent years crafting jaw-dropping cocktail creations Tony knows a few things about how to make the perfect Mojito!
Tony's Top Tips for a Fantastic Summer Mojito

" When the sun is shining and you’re having friends over for a barbecue, there’s nothing better than an ice cold, refreshing Mojito. It’s really easy to make, but a lot of people I talk to, still aren’t sure exactly how to go about it. I’ve got some great hints and tips to help you make the perfect summer cocktail.

You’ll need to have a couple of pieces of equipment, even if you don’t have proper bar equipment, there are plenty of everyday kitchen utensils that you could use instead.

So firstly the ingredients:

50ml Aged rum

6-8 mint leaves

35ml freshly squeezed lime juice

2 x teaspoons of sugar

Splash of soda

Crushed ice, a mint sprig and serve with a straw

First off, add you’re sugar and a splash of soda to a glass. With a spoon, quickly dissolve the sugar in the soda and then add 35ml of freshly squeezed lime juice to your mojito. The key to a great cocktail is getting the balance between sweet and sour just right, lime and sugar is like salt and pepper to cocktails, so take your time measuring the lime and dissolving the sugar, it’ll make all the difference to the final cocktail.

You will need is a jigger or cocktail measure. They’re available is most larger supermarkets now, but even if you don’t have one, anything that looks around the size of a double measure will be fine, an egg cup, or espresso cup is fine. It’s all about getting the proportions right.

Add 50ml of rum, my preference is for a gold or aged rum, however a white rum works great. It’s best not to use a dark rum, it’ll overpower the drink.

Now just simply fill your cocktail to about three quarters of the way up the glass with crushed ice. The most important ingredient of any cocktail is ice. Add plenty, as it will keep the cocktail cold and stop the ice melting as quickly. You don’t want to water it down! Now give it a good churn. If you have a bar spoon great, if not, a normal fork works really well. The trick is to make sure all of the ingredients are evenly distributed through the glass.

Now top it off with a bit more crushed ice, to provide a cap and add your straw. Finally, take a mint sprig and hit it gently on the back of your hand - it breaks a membrane on the leaf, releasing the aromas - and sit it next to the straw.

There you have it, the perfect summer Mojito!"

To try more of Tony's creative cocktails visit Hello Burger. Hello Burger is located at 94 Station Road in Sidcup and can be reached by calling 020 8302 0261. For more information visit or email


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About Hello Burger

Hello Burger was created by Tony Adams, former world champion "cocktail king". Tony went from drinks enthusiast to bar manager, and has now created his very own restaurant. Hello Burger is an award winning restaurant in sunny Sidcup, having opened in November 2015. We are passionate about burgers and cocktails, sourcing only the very best ingredients we can. We are very proud of the quality of the beef, bread, cheese, fruit and vegetables we serve and wherever we can, we make our own sauces and relishes to enjoy with no extra charge. We always recommend our homemade BBQ and Aioli; they're tasty, fresh and always free.

Our menu changes every three months and we often have additional specials available. If something is not on our menu that you would like to see, please let us know. We're independent and always looking to add your great requests to the menu.
Any other questions? We're just a word away... #ComeSayHello

Where it all began...
Having worked for well-known American eateries, and spent years creating amazing cocktails, he soon knew that he wanted an American-style hang-out of his very own. After years of working late nights in bars and being on the wrong side of 30, it all started to catch up with him. But the prospect of owning his own burger joint, serving world class burgers and cocktails, was a dream he simply couldn’t stop thinking about.

Tony is a bit of a perfectionist and loves nothing more than ‘getting his geek on' with burgers. Tweaking, altering and adjusting his menu until it was just right and perfecting the cut, the grind and the recipe for his mouth-watering burgers was all part of the process.
Hello Burger was born out of a love for great quality food and from the enjoyment of dining out with friends and family. It’s Tony’s take on an American staple in a British locale. And in Tony’s words, ‘There’s nothing better in this industry than seeing people have a great time.’

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