How to make a Mojito

Appropriately, almost all of the ingredients in the Mojito are indigenous to Cuba. Rum, lime, mint and sugar (derived from cane juice) are mixed with soda water to create a refreshing classic cocktail.

To many people, the Mojito represents the perfect rum cocktail. The origins of the drink can be traced back to Cuba and the 16th-century Cuban cocktail El Draque, named for Sir Francis Drake.

Appropriately, almost all of the ingredients in the Mojito are indigenous to Cuba. Rum, lime, mint and sugar (derived from cane juice) are mixed with soda water to create a refreshing classic cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice (squeezed fresh)
  • 1 tsp. superfine sugar
  • 3 mint leaves
  • Some sliced limes
  • club soda or seltzer

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a smallish Collins glass, muddle lime juice with 1/2 to 1 tsp. superfine sugar.
  2. Add the mint leaves, mushing them against the side of the glass.
  3. Fill glass 2/3 with cracked ice and pour in the rum.
  4. Pitch in the squeezed-out lime shell and top off with club soda or seltzer.

Source from liquor.com & esquire

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