No one’s exactly sure where the Mojito came from – it may date all the way back to the 16th century. Whatever its origins, this traditional Cuban carbonated rum cocktail is a big hit today. With a base of white rum and lime juice, it’s reminiscent of the Rum Swizzle and Daiquiri, but the mint adds a wonderful layer of refreshment.
- 2 ounces of white rum
- 4 ounces of carbonated water (club soda)
- 1/2 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 crushed sprig of fresh mint
- 1/2 cup of crushed ice
- 1 uncrushed sprig of fresh mint for garnish
Stir the sugar into the lime juice in a highball glass. Crush the mint leaves into the glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Pour in the rum. Then fill the glass with the carbonated water. Garnish the glass with that last sprig of mint.