The Mojito

About the Mojito

The Mojito is yet another IBA Classic Cocktail originating from Havana, Cuba and is a distinct mixology icon. A long favored summer drink in Europe and all season favorite in the Caribbean and lower US states, the Mojito reached mainstream popularity in the 1930s thanks to celebrities such as Errol Flynn, Ernest Hemingway, and Brigitte Bardot.

The minty-lime flavor of the Mojito is easily substituted or added to in modern mixology; making the Mojito one of the most versatile cocktails in mixology today.


Ingredients in the Mojito

  • 1.5 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp. Fine Sugar (to taste)
  • 2 Sprigs of Mint
  • Soda Water
  • Fresh Mint Leaves (for garnish)
  • 4 Lime Wedges (for garnish)

How to Make the Mojito

Add a few mint leaves, lime juice, one lime wedge, and sugar to a highball or desired glass. Muddle ingredients until most of the sugar has dissolved and the juices and oils from the mint and lime have been released. Fill the glass with ice, mint spring, and lime wedges, then pour rum over the ice and fill with soda water. Garnish with additional mint spring and lime wedge.


Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.5 Stars
  • Served:      On the Rocks
  • Strength:  Medium
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Flavor:       Mint

 

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