The Mojito is undoubtedly one of the most popular rum cocktails today, and there’s a good reason why.
This delicious cocktail is a traditional Cuban punch and has a combination of sweet, citrus, and herb flavors.
Follow the below steps to crafty the perfect Mojito cocktail.
- 60ml x white rum
- 3 x mint leaves
- 15ml x simple syrup
- 22.5ml x freshly squeezed lime juice
- Club soda to top
- Mint sprig
- Lime wheel
How To Make
- Start by muddling the mint with simple syrup inside a cocktail shaker
- Add the rum, lime juice, and ice before giving it a brief shake
- Strain the mixture into a highball serving glass
- Top with club soda
- Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel
About The Mojito
The Mojito cocktail is full of history and can be traced back to Cuba and the 16th-century cocktail El Draque.
As time went on, rum replaced aguardiente from the El Draque drink and so the name was changed to Mojito.
It’s not clear when exactly this happened, but the first mention of Mojito appeared in the 1932 edition of Sloppy Joe’s Bar Cocktail Manual, a booked from the famed Havan institution.
Whilst the Mojito can be more labor intensive than other cocktails as it requires muddling and more care, it’s worth the investment and if done correctly.
Be careful not to tear the mint leaves when muddling as this can ruin the taste, so it’s best to learn how to muddle before trying to create this cocktail.
It may take a couple of attempts to create the perfect Mojito, but it’s a staple in most cocktail menus so is important for bartenders to learn.
Take your time when creating this drink and enjoy the fruits of your labor.