Delivering zesty lime with fresh mint and a backbone of crystal clear, smooth White Rum, the classic Mojito cocktail recipe has all the ingredients for a great party – enjoy it with the crew!
- 1 x-Tall glass
- 1 x-Jigger
- 1 x-Muddler
- 1 x-Knife
- 1 x-Bar spoon
- 45ml- White Rum
- 1tsp- Caster Sugar
- 25ml- Sugar Syrup
- 25-30ml- Lime Juice
- 6 Chunks- Lime
- 1 Sprig-Mint (12 leaves)
- Crushed ice
How to mix
Place the lime chunks, mint and sugar into a sturdy highball glass and ‘muddle’ or mash with the end of a clean rolling pin, to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.
- Add the Lime juice and Sugar syrup.
Add the ice and pour over the rum.
Top up the glass with Soda and stir well. Garnish with a Mint sprig and Lemon wedges, ready to serve.
Note:- You can replace white RUM with Vodka as well.
About this recipe
A cocktail that would make many bartenders’ top 10, the Mojito recipe is not nearly as hard to make as it looks. There’s a bit of squeeze and mashing needed at first – known as muddling – but the rest of the ingredients can be added without shaking or stirring. Don’t be fooled by those telling you the Mojito is only for the experts!
The trick to building the flavour in a classic Mojito cocktail recipe comes from getting those grains of sugar in amongst the lime peel to extract delicious natural oils and juice. Next comes the tasty flavour from leaves of fresh mint as an added bonus. Use a large spoon or the round-shaped tool called a pestle that goes with a mortar to press down on the fruit and mint.
Then add crushed ice to the glass before mixing in the most defining ingredient – the rum,White Rum makes a great mojito. With its characteristic smooth, subtle creaminess and crisp, clean taste, White Rum is the perfect base for classic cocktails. Finally, add soda water, top with more crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint, and you have yourself a great cocktail.
The origins of the Mojito cocktail are claimed to date back to another cocktail called ‘El Draque’, named after famous British explorer Francis Drake. El Draque was a blend of sugar cane spirit, lime, sugar and mint, laying the foundations of a great drink. But it was only with the addition of rum and soda that the Mojito as we know it today was created.
Rapidly established as the cocktail of choice by Americans taking time out from Prohibition, the Mojito became a symbol of good times across the Florida Straits in Cuba. Author Ernest Hemingway frequented La Bodeguita del Medio in the 1950s and enjoyed a Mojito at this now-famous Havana bar.
But a spike in interest came in the early 2000s following the release of the Cuba-based film Buena Vista Social Club. Then the Mojito cocktail was named the most popular cocktail in Great Britain by the Mixed Drink Report in 2014. So if you love this minty, zesty rum-based creation, you’re not alone!
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