Like so many of the classic cocktail favourites, the origins of the Mojito cocktail have been lost and blurred over the years. We do know that local South American Indians were known to have remedies for many diseases, so a small party went ashore to Cuba and came back with ingredients for a medicine. They used aguarediente de cana, mint leaves, and the juices from sugar cane and limes to put together a tonic which turned out to be effective - and this is supposedly the first of the Mojito ingredients.
Luckily for us, the mojito is so popular that the ingredients and method is extremely well known. This recipe is the classic version of the rum cocktail, and you can find all the best rum for mojito cocktails on The Bottle Club.
Prep time: 3 Minutes
Nutrition: 203 Calories
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- ½ medium lime, cut into 3 wedges, divided
- 2 teaspoons of sugar syrup, to taste
- 1 cup ice cubes, or as needed
- 1 ½ fluid ounces white rum
- ½ cup club soda, or as needed
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler and crush to release mint oils and lime juice.
Add remaining lime wedges and sugar syrup, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour in rum and fill the glass with club soda.
Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired.
Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail