Cocktail Recipe: Mojito
It’s a Saturday evening and you’ve invited your friends over for a social get together. You ask everyone what they’d like to drink and a mojito is a popular suggestion. Surely you want to impress everyone, right? With our simple, ready-in-no-time mojito recipe, you’ll be flexing your bartender muscles like a pro.
The birthplace of the mojito is Havana, Cuba; though its exact origin is up for debate. And whilst it’s often disputed, the La-Bodeguita del medio – a restaurant / bar in Havana – claims to be the cocktail’s founder. Whether or not this is for sure is unknown, but the restaurant-bar does have the fame associated with Ernest Hemmingway’s praise of their version of the famous cocktail. That’s enough to make a mojito James Bond worthy!
- 60 ml white rum
- 30 ml fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- Club soda or sparkling water
- Mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish
In a highball glass, muddle 10 fresh mint leaves and 2 tablespoons sugar; lightly crushing the mint as you go and dissolving the sugar.
Fill the glass with one cup of ice cubes (or as needed) and pour over 45-50 ml rum, stirring well with a long – handled spoon.
Top the glass with half a cup (or as needed) sparkling water or club soda. Add a mint sprig and lime wedge as garnish, and you’re good to go.
So minty and refreshing, be prepared to make the mojito your summertime staple. Yum!