• Ice
  • 240 ml white rum (I used Bacardi)
  • 12 mint sprigs
  • 8 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Club soda
  • 8 slices lime

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball.

Traditionally, 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 or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavors is intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear highball a popular summer drink.

Put 1 tbsp sugar in the bottom of each glass and pour 2 tbsp lime juice over to just cover it. Add 2 long sprigs of mint in each glass. Muddle (gently pound) the juice, sugar and mint.

Add 1 lime wedges in each glass.

Add ice to the top of the glass, fill the glass two-thirds full with soda water.

Add 60ml of rum in each glass.

Top with slices of lime.

Goes in very smooth 🙂