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The Perfect Classic Mojito

10/07/2024

The mojito, a beloved Cuban cocktail, has captured the hearts of drink enthusiasts worldwide with its refreshing blend of mint, lime, and rum.

This iconic beverage originated in Havana and has since become a staple in bars and homes across the globe.
Whether you’re hosting a summer gathering or simply looking to add a tropical flair to your evening, mastering the art of crafting a perfect mojito is worth acquiring.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to create this timeless cocktail, ensuring you can enjoy an authentic taste of Cuba in your home.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 60 ml white rum
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml simple syrup or 2 tsp sugar
  • Club soda or Sparkling Water
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a tall glass, gently muddle the mint leaves with simple syrup (or sugar) and lime juice. Be careful not to over-muddle; you want to release the oils without shredding the leaves
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes
  3. Pour the white rum over the ice
  4. Top up the glass with club soda and stir gently to combine all ingredients
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing classic mojito!

Tips:

  • Use the freshest mint leaves you can find for the best flavour
  • Always use freshly squeezed lime juice for an authentic taste
  • Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less simple syrup or sugar
  • For a more intense mint flavour, you can clap the mint sprig between your hands before using it as a garnish to release its aromatic oils

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This timeless mojito blend harmonises the cool essence of mint, zesty lime, and a touch of sweetness, perfectly complemented by the spirited punch of white rum and the effervescence of club soda.

It’s the perfect cocktail for a warm day or whenever you want a taste of the tropics!

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