The Mojito is a famous Cuban original and is a very popular drink in summer. The combination of mint and citrus makes this an unbelievably satisfying and refreshing drink. When making the drink, the mint leaves should only be lightly muddled just enough to release the essential oils—you don’t want to shred them! Better Cocktail-Mojito!
What you need to make the Mojito
- 6 mint leaves,
- 2 teaspoons sugar,
- Soda water,
- Cracked ice,
- 40 ml white rum,
- 30 ml fresh lime juice.
- Sprig of mint,
- Lemon slice.
How to make
- Add the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice into a collins glass and muddle!
- Pour in a splash of soda water and add cracked ice.
- Pour in the rum and top off with more soda water.
- Place the sprig of mint on top and add the lemon slice to the edge of the glass.
- Serve with a straw.
While the margarita may hold sway in some corners of the world as the official warm-weather drink, this traditional Cuban highball has become wildly popular over the last couple of years.
It’s a clean, simple cocktail that is nearly as easy to imbibe as it is to make. And it was a favorite of one of the world’s most renowned drinkers!