Mojito

  • Units: 2
  • Served in: Highball glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 m/l1.7 fl. oz (2 Measures) Dark/brown rum
  • 25 ml/¾ fl. oz Sugar syrup
  • 7 Mint leaves
  • 1 Mint sprig
  • 2 Wedges of lime
  • Soda water
  • Crushed ice
Mojito

The Mojito was created on the island of Cuba and is one of the nations oldest cocktails. A Mojito typically contains five main ingredients rum, sugar, mint, soda water and lime, making it a refreshing cocktail with a tangy zest.

Method

  1. Clap the mint leaves together in the palm of your hand and place in the bottom of a tall glass. 
  2. Chop the lime wedges into small pieces and place over the mint. 
  3. Pour the sugar syrup into the glass. 
  4. Stir together gently, to release the lime juice. 
  5. Fill the glass until it's ¾ full of crushed ice. 
  6. Pour in the two shots of dark/brown rum, then add the soda water to the top of the glass. 
  7. Stir everything together well and garnish with the mint sprig.
Limes were originally added to Mojitos to help combat scurvy, which is a disease that comes from a vitamin C deficiency that throughout history affected many sailors.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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