Mojito is a refreshing cocktail made with white rum.
Originally from Cuba, you can order a Mojito everywhere in the world however it is hard to find a good one!
It’s made of five ingredients: white rum of course, lime, sugar cane juice, sparkling water or tonic and fresh mint leaves.
The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint a lighter mint variety very popular in Cuba.
Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavours are intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear highball a popular summer drink.
When preparing a Mojito, lime juice is added to sugar can juice and mint leaves. The mixture is then gently mashed. The mint leaves should only be bruised to release the essential oils and should not be shredded. Then rum is added and the mixture is briefly stirred to dissolve the sugar and to lift the mint sprigs up from the bottom for better presentation. Finally, the drink is topped with ice cubes and sparkling water. Mint leaves and lime wedges are used to garnish the glass.
The Mojito is one of the most famous rum-based highballs. Enjoy it with moderation!