How to Make a Mojito

Yes, it's a trendy drink. But on a hot summer evening while drinking with good friends, this cross between the Mint Julep and the Daquiri doesn't feel like a trend. It feels like destiny.

You will need

  • 2 oz. light or gold rum
  • Some fresh mint
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • A lime cut into 4 wedges
  • Some soda water
  • Some ice
  • A collins glass
  • A measuring jigger
  • A muddler
  • And a spoon

Step 1 Pull off mint leaves Set 1 mint sprig aside, and pull the leaves off the remaining sprigs.

Step 2 Add mint, lime & sugar Line the glass with the leaves and add the 4 lime wedges and the sugar. Gently muddle everything against the sides and bottom with the muddler or back of a spoon.

Step 3 Fill with ice Fill the glass with ice.

Step 4 Pour in rum & mix Pour in the rum and mix again.

Step 5 Add soda & garnish Top off the cocktail with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint. Mojito!