Mojito

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Mojito cocktail
The Mojito originates from the island of Cuba and is one of the nations oldest cocktails.
The mojito is now one of the most popular cocktails in the world and has even made an appearance in the James Bond movie Die Another Day.
A Mojito drink typically contains five main ingredients rum, sugar, mint, soda water and lime, making it a refreshing cocktail with a tangy zest. We do have a fruity pomegranate mojito recipe you may also enjoy.
The mojito recipe is over 500 years old. The mojito is one of the oldest mixed drinks that is still consumed today. While the exact history of this cocktail is uncertain, its origins are said to go as far back as the 16th century.
Total Time: 5 mins

Equipment

  • Highball glass

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml dark/brown rum
  • 25 ml sugar syrup
  • 7 mint leaves
  • 1 mint sprig
  • 2 wedges of lime
  • soda water
  • crushed ice

Instructions 

  • Clap the mint leaves together in the palm of your hand and place in the bottom of a tall glass. 
  • Chop the lime wedges into small pieces and place over the mint. 
  • Pour the sugar syrup into the glass. 
  • Stir together gently, to release the lime juice. 
  • Fill the glass until it's ¾ full of crushed ice. 
  • Pour in the two shots of dark/brown rum, then add the soda water to the top of the glass. 
  • Stir everything together well and garnish with the mint sprig.

Notes

units: 2

FAQ

Is mojito alcoholic?

Yes, mojito drink is alcoholic as it contains rum. We also have a recipe that adds pomegranate juice to make a delicious pomegranate mojito.

Is it mojito or mohito? What’s the correct spelling?

Mojito is spelled with a “j” as it is a Spanish word, where  [j] makes [h]  sound.

Is there vodka in a mojito?

Yes, but only if you prepare it with vodka instead of rum. Traditionally they are made with rum but some people prefer it with vodka.

Is a mojito a mocktail or a cocktail?

Mojito is a cocktail as it includes alcohol. Mocktails are non-alcoholic drinks.

Is a mojito Mexican?

No, the recipe is said to have originated on the territory of Cuba as a medicinal drink.

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.
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