Be ready to serve a refreshing cocktail anytime when you learn how to make a Mojito drink. A Mojito is a cocktail made from five ingredients, sugar, club soda, mint, lime juice and rum. Said to have originated in Cuba, the Mojito has risen to popularity recently for it sweet citrus, smooth rum, and cool mint flavors perfectly blended together in a tall glass of refreshment.
To make a Mojito, you will need:
- 2 oz. Light Rum
- 1/2 Lime, juiced
- 2 tsp. Brown Sugar
- 4 sprigs fresh Mint
- Club Soda
- Muddle the mint for the Mojito. Combine the sugar, five mint leaves, and the juice of half a lime in a tall glass and muddle until the sugar is dissolved and the scent of mint is released.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice. Pour the rum over the crushed ice. Stir the mixture with a long spoon to bring the sugar and mint up from the bottom of the glass. Top off the mixture with club soda to fill the glass and complete the Mojito. Garnish with mint and serve.
Tips/Warning: To muddle the mint means to use a muddle stick, which is just a length of wooden dowel to crush the mint against the bottom of the glass to release the flavor of the mint. A fork or wooden spoon can be used as a muddle stick when making Mojitos. A Mojito is only as good as the ingredients used. Always use quality alcohol or spirits when making mixed drinks.