Mojitos, originated in Havana Cuba, are one of the favorite cocktails in the world! Thousands or even millions of people thinks a cocktail mojito is the best refreshing drink anytime and any day. We couldn’t agreed more.
The original Cuban mojito recipe uses mint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus, and mint flavors is intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and has made this clear a popular summer drink.
A sweet sip of this mojito recipe will make you say “uno mas por favor!” (one more, please!)
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 12 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum, preferably Don Q (white)
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda, chilled
- In 10-ounce glass, stir together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves.
- Add 1/4 cup crushed ice.
- Rub mint leaves over rim of glass
- Tear leaves in half and add to glass
- Gently stir for 15 seconds
- Add rum, remaining crushed ice, and club soda.
- Gently stir for 5 seconds
- Tuck mint sprigs into top of glass and insert tall straw.