The Mojito is a rum based cocktail from Cuba and is regularly in the world’s top ten most ordered cocktails
Mojito Cocktail Recipe
50ml Golden Rum
25ml Fresh Lime Juice
6 Mint Leaves
Top Soda Water
How to Make a Mojito
Squeeze four lime wedges into a glass and drop wedges in. Add all ingredients excluding the soda. Top with crushed ice and stir vigorously. Top with soda and garnish.
Mint Sprig and Lime Wedge
The History of the Mojito
Like many cocktails, the true origins of the Mojito have been lost in the dawn of time. The origin is heavily disputed though, particularly by “La Bodeguita del medio” in Havana, Cuba. This restaurant-bar claims to be the cocktail’s birthplace, it has also been claimed that African slaves working in the Cuban sugar cane fields created the drink from “Aguardiente de cana” (literally “firewater of the sugar cane”) – a simple sugar cane alcohol. Certainly, the name “Mojito” fits this story, stemming from the word “Mojo”, meaning “to place a little spell” …. who knows where this drink originated from?
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