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Mojito Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 2 cubes ice
  • 1 1/4 fluid ounces rum
  • 1 fluid ounce carbonated water
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Glass

Mojito Cocktail Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. In a cocktail glass, muddle (crush) mint leaves with simple syrup. Add ice and rum. Top with carbonated water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Original recipe makes 1 serving

History of the Mojito Cocktail

The Mojito took origin in Cuba at a time when the majority of rum was scarcely potable-fierce, odd and heavy with fusel oils as well as other noxiousness. How one can fix this? Well, if perhaps you were a Cuban farmer with a bottle of very cheap rum in addition to a lengthy evening ahead, you might have used any diversions were on hand to make it a lot more palatable-a squeeze of lime, a bit of sugar-cane juice, a handful of mint. After which it would go down perfectly .

Fast-forward to Prohibition and Havana's rise as America's favourite offshore cocktail lounge: The Mojito migrated from the farms to working-class seashores around the Cuban capital after which marched inland. Here it had been dolled up just a bit , with the addition of carbonated water, a lot of ice and a tall glass. Foreign guests marveled on this marvelous offspring of the Mint Julep as well as the classic Daiquiri like it was the scion of a royal romance.