The mojito is a refreshing rum cocktail that is said to have originated in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban rum drink combines citrus, mint, and sweetness to cover the taste of white rum. This unique mixture has made the highball cocktail a refreshing summer drink. It has been said that the mojito’s name originates from mojo sauce, a Cuban lime seasoning used to flavor various foods. Potentially the name made reference to the lime ingredient and the drink became known as the cocktail with “a little mojo” in Spanish, or the “mojito”.
The popularity of the mojito has increased over the past decade. Once native to Cuba, Key West, and Miami the Cuban cocktail has spread into many trendy bars and restaurants across many cities.
MOJITO RECIPE :
The addition of mint adds a little more freshness to an already refreshing Cuban cocktail.
2 oz. Bacardi Light White Rum
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 Lime – Wedged
12 Fresh Mint Leaves
3 oz. Club Soda
2 Teaspoons Sugar
Muddle the lime, mint, and sugar into a tall glass, but be easy on the mint leaves. Then pour in the alcohol and lightly stir to dissolve the sugar in the alcohol. When the sugar has dissolved, fill with ice and top the cocktail with club soda. Stir to mixture, drop in a straw and relax!