Living in a hot and humid climate all year round, I’m always in a need of something refreshing.
In my little green corner I have a mint plant that has a special use for Mojito cocktail.
A few notes on the history of this cocktail born in the 1930s and symbol of Cuba, together with the Daiquiri:
Mojito became famous thanks to the writer Ernest Hemingway, who stayed in Cuba in the 1950s and used to drink the Mojito at the famous local La Bodeguita del Medio.
The ingredients of the Mojito are very simple (white rum, lime, brown sugar, soda, mint); for the success of the cocktail all the ingredients must be of good quality: choose fresh mint as it plays a decisive role, as does the rum.
It seems that the name Mojito derives from the voodoo term “Mojo” (spell) and therefore means small spell.
Never miss a recipe!
- 40 ml white rum
- ½ lime
- 2 tbsp sugar cane
- 40 ml club soda
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- Cut the lime into wedges and place them together with a few mint leaves and the sugar into a sturdy glass and use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.
- Put it in a glass, add the ice cubes and pour the white rum.
- Fill the glass with club soda. Stir, taste, and garnish with a lime slice and mint leaves.Cheers!