Mojito Recipe
Flavors of Cuba
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Discovered in Cuba between 1910 and 1920 at a time when the Cuban mafia held sway, the Mojito was developed from a drink known as a "draque." The recipe for the draque was perfected near the middle of the 19th century, but it was only when it was modified to include rum that it received the name of Mojito.

For 1 cocktail

- 8 mint leaves
- 1 tsp. cane syrup or simple syrup (1 part water, 1 part sugar)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) white rum
- A dash of Angostura bitters
- 60 ml (2 oz.) club soda or sparkling water
  1. In a tumbler or highball glass, crush a few mint leaves with the sugar syrup. Fill with ice.
  2. Add the lime juice, rum and bitters.
  3. Pour in the soda and stir.
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