A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 15, 2007
Big Apple Mojito

Since about 2000, there has been a Big Apple Martini (Big Apple-tini).  In 2005, Bacardi launched its Bacardi Big Apple rum. A “Big Apple Mojito” recipe soon followed.


Wikipedia: Mojito
Mojito (pronounced IPA: /məˈhiːtoʊ/ (English) IPA: [moˈxito] (Spanish)) is a traditional Cuban cocktail which became popular in the United States during the late 1980s, and has recently seen a resurgence in popularity.

A mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, carbonated water and mint. Its combination of sweetness and refreshing citrus and spearmint flavors are intended to mask the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear cocktail a popular summer drink. Many hotels in Havana also add Angostura bitters to cut the sweetness of the mojito; while a popular variation, it is not the original version created in La Bodeguita del Medio.

To make a Mojito, juice from a lime is added to sugar and mint leaves in a tall glass. The mixture is then gently mashed repeatedly with a muddler. Crushed ice is then added, followed by rum and topped off with club soda.

Swank Martini Company
BACARDI® BIG APPLE MOJITO
1 part BACARDI® BIG APPLE Rum
3 parts Club Soda
12 Mint Leaves
1/2 Lime
1/2 Part Sugar

Serving Instructions:
Place 12 mint leaves, 1/2 part sugar and 1/2 lime in a glass. Muddle well with a pestle. Add BACARD BIG APPLE Rum, top off with club soda, stir well and garnish with sprigs of mint and a lime or green apple slice.

Club Macanudo (New York, NY)
Big Apple Mojito
Bacardi Big Apple, lime juice, mint leaves, sugar and soda water

HISPANICTrends.com - May/June 2005 - BizLife
Bacardi Big Apple Mojito
1/2 lime
7 parts club soda
2 tsp. simple syrup or 4 tsp. sugar
Mint sprigs for garnish

Crush mint leaves and lime in a tall glass. Cover with simple syrup and fill glass with ice. Add Bacardi Big Apple and club soda, stir well.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Thursday, November 15, 2007 • Permalink