How To Make A Mojito – So here is how we like to make one of our favourite classics, The Mojito!
25ml sugar syrup
3 fresh lime wedges
Crushed ice, 50ml light rum
Large pinch of mint.
Muddle limes and sugar syrup together in a large tumbler, fill with crushed ice and add your favourite light rum. Give the mint a slap to activate the refreshing and aromatic oils and place in the glass. Use a bar spoon to churn the cocktail by pushing the mint down and pulling the other ingredients up. Top it off with more crushed ice and garnish with a large crisp mint sprig.
“A mojito is one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails — it comes from the African word mojo, which means to place a little spell.” — The Havana Journal.
The history behind the Mojito
The mojito was born on the island of Cuba and is one of the nation’s oldest cocktails. The drink has a disputed history; some say the drink was developed in the 1500’s when the famed explorer Sir Francis Drake landed in the city of Havana, in order to sack the city of its gold. While the invasion was unsuccessful, an associate of Sir Francis Drake, named Richard Drake, created an early version of the mojito called ” El Draque ” out of aguardiente aka tafia ( a crude form of rum,) sugar, lime, and mint.
Others say the drink was invented by African slaves working in the Cuban sugar cane fields. The name ” mojito ” stems from the African word of ” mojo ” which means to place a little spell. Either way the mojito has become an extremely popular cocktail around the world and we love on a warm summer’s day (or a cold winter’s night… What can we say we love rum!)
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