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.
Some mojito recipes call for as many as 2 dozen mint leaves—how many you use depends on how “minty” you want your drink to taste.
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.
In Cuba, where the mojito originated, just 1 tsp. of powdered sugar is used.
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!
Did You Know:
While the Mojito was a favorite of “Carrie” and the gals on Sex & the City in the 1990s, it was also a favorite of Hemingway and the guys in the 1930s.