Mojito is a refreshing cocktail that originated in Cuba and has become popular worldwide. It typically consists of white rum, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, sugar, and soda water. The mixture is muddled together, creating a bright and zesty flavor profile that is perfect for warm weather. The mojito is often served over ice and garnished with a sprig of mint or a lime wedge. Its crisp and tangy taste makes it a popular choice for summertime sipping.
- 2 oz. white rum
- 3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- Club soda
- Crushed ice
- Mint sprig for garnish
- In a tall glass, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup until the leaves release their oils.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour in the rum.
- Top off the glass with club soda.
- Give the mixture a stir.
- Garnish with a mint sprig and serve immediately.
Note: For a fun twist on this classic recipe, try substituting the mint leaves with other herbs such as basil or cilantro. You can also add fresh fruit such as strawberries or watermelon for a fruity twist. Enjoy!