I arrived at Via Fossa bar not quite knowing what to expect from the Bacardi Mojito Masterclass. We started with a platter of random instruments including Bacardi, limes, mint, ice and caster sugar and were told to attempt to make a Mojito. I admit I had no idea what I was doing and started pounding furiously, recalling memories of how I’ve seen it being done before and trying to recreate them. The strength of the alcohol, the colour of the drink, and the appearance of the end product made me very glad to be there. The concept of the night was based around the idea that Mojito means Bacardi and they were going to teach us why.
We were taught the history of the Mojito, which it turns out is my idea of an education! The Bacardi Masterclass is a place where people can go and a have a good time whilst learning how to make a wonderful new drink. I started to comment on the sweetness of the limes and the notes of caramel in the Bacardi Oro, which is the dark rum that Bacardi provide.
Bacardi are going to be holding these events around University Park in the three largest bars and my advice to you is to go and make the most of it! Even if you don’t like rum these drinks are prepared in a way that can be tailored to your own personal tastes.
Remember Mojito means Bacardi!