Mojito is a traditional Cuban punch. The cocktail, usually, consists of 5 ingredients: White Rum, sugar, Lime juice, soda water, and mint. The combination of sweetness, citrus, and mint's herb flavors is intended to complement the Rum, making the mojito a popular summer drink and throughout the year, as well.
The Classic Mojito
The classic mojito, white rum cocktails, origins from Havana, Cuba. When preparing a mojito, fresh lime juice is added to sugar and mint leaves. The mixture is then gently mashed with a muddler. The mint leaves should only be bruised to release the essential oils and should not be shredded. White rum is then added & the mixture is briefly stirred to dissolve the sugar and to lift the mint leaves up from the bottom. Finally, the rum based cocktail is topped with crushed ice and sparkling soda water. Mint leaves and lime wedges are used to garnish the cocktail glass.
Lime Juice - 1pc
Granulated sugar - 1tsp
Mint leaves - 5-10
White Rum - 60ml
Extra sprig to serve
In a highball glass, add the mint leaves and sugar.
Gently muddle the mint and sugar together to release the mint's oils.
Squeeze the lime juice into the glass and add the lime shell.
Fill the glass halfway with ice cubes.
Pour the rum over the ice and stir well.
Top off the glass with club soda.
Garnish with a lime wedge and additional mint leaves.
Serve and enjoy!