About the drink
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.
The Mojito is traditionally served over ice in a highball glass and often associated with summer. The Mojito is said to have been a favourite of Ernest Hemingway.
- Chilled tall glass
- 50ml white rum
- 3 mint leaves
- 3 lime wedges
- 15ml fresh lime juice
- 1 brown sugar cube
- Soda to top
- Mint sprig and lime wheel to garnish
- Muddle the mint and one lime wedge into a tall glass
- Add two more lime wedges and sugar cube, and muddle again. Do not strain the mixture
- Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour in the rum and soda water
- Stir to taste and add more sugar if desired
- Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel