A Mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint, a mint variety very popular on the island.
Rum Based Cocktail.
Cocktail is made with:
- 60 ml Rum
- Half a lime
- 6 mint leaves
- 2 teaspoon of sugar
- Muddled together
- Top with soda water
Serve in highball glass.
Taste & Colour
Muddled just enough to bruise the mint leaves not destroy them. Sweet refreshing citrus with mints complimenting rum. Havana, Cuba, is the birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate.
Different Mojito base on their regions.
One story traces the Mojito to a similar 16th century drink known as “El Drake”, after Francis Drake. In 1586, after his successful raid at Cartagena de Indias Drake’s ships sailed towards Havana but there was an epidemic of dysentery and scurvy on board.
It was known that the local South American Indians had remedies for various tropical illnesses so a small boarding party went ashore on Cuba and came back with ingredients for a medicine which was effective. The ingredients were
- Fire water or basically rum from sugar cane
- Tropical ingredients available in the island such as lime, sugarcane juice, mint
Although it was not called Mojito at this time, it was still the original combination of these ingredients.