The perfect glass for a perfect mojito
With the Mojito Glasses from Sur La Table, you'll have the perfect container in which to mix and drink mojitos.
Mojitos are the perfect summertime drink: a traditional mojito is a little sweet and a little tart, making it a refreshing drink for a hot summer day. Like many drinks, there are a special set of glassware just for mojitos. The Mojito Glasses, available in a set of four from Sur La Table, look like long Collins glasses. They're usually a bit taller, though--you can still use a muddler to crush mint leaves against the bottom of the glass, but only just at 7 inches tall. If you don't have a muddler, you can substitute a long teaspoon to mash up mint leaves in these glasses. Each glass holds 13.5 ounces, plenty of room for the rum, mint leaves, lime juice, soda water, sugar, and ice in the glass.
The Mojito Glasses are dishwasher-safe, a must when cleaning up the sticky combination of sugar and lime juice. They're actually not the easiest glasses to clean by hand: they're very narrow, making it hard to slide a sponge inside, or to otherwise get clean. The set is priced at $12, though, if word gets out that you make a great mojito, you may need more than four glasses.