Mojito cocktail is one of the most popular drinks around the world. You can find it in almost any bar, thanks to its refreshing taste. There is even a holiday dedicated to this cocktail in the United States. It’s called National Mojito Day and is celebrated annually on July 11th.
The history of this famous cocktail dates back to the 16th century when pirates used to mix rum with lemon or lime and mint. Aromatic additives helped to hide the taste of low-quality alcohol, and vitamin C in citrus fruits prevented scurvy. Later, as rum became refined and palatable, cafe visitors also started enjoying this drink, and soda water was added to it.
Mint mojito recipe ingredients
- 10 mint leaves, plus extra for garnishing
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 15 ml lime juice
- 50 ml Bacardi Carta Blanca rum
- Crushed ice
- 100 ml soda water
Here’s how to make mint mojito
Step 1. Tear 10 mint leaves in half and drop them into a highball glass.
Step 2. Add sugar and lime juice and half fill the glass with crushed ice. Stir well.
Step 3. Add rum and top up with soda water. Stir with a bar spoon.
Step 4. Add a little more crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves.
For an extra hit of minty aroma and flavor, take a tip from the professionals and squeeze the mint leaves before using them. Rub them around the rim of the glass, and enjoy your homemade Mojito cocktail.