Mojito is a cocktail based on white rum and mint leaves. Place of origin – the island of Cuba. The cocktail became popular in the USA in the 1980-ies. It is included in the list of “modern classics” of the International Association of Bartenders.
“Mojito” has very long and winding story.
In the XVI century, the legendary pirate sir Francis Drake, nicknamed the Dragon with the blessing of the English crown plundered Spanish ships in the Caribbean. Gradually, the name “Draco” was fixed as the drink of sir Francis – rum and burnt sugar. Later Richard Drake finished the drink by adding lime and mint and called it Drakecito.
When, how and why Drakecito was the Mojito – is not known.
Of course, you can prepare this drink easily.
- White rum – 50ml
- Monin sugar syrup – 15ml
- Soda – 100ml
- Lime – 60g
- Mint – 3y
- Crushed ice – 200g
- Highball – 1pc
- Madler – 1pc
- Jigger – 1pc
- Cocktail spoon – 1pc
- Tubes – 2pcs
- Put in a highball lime 3 cloves and crush the Madler
- Take 10 mint leaves in one hand and slap them with the other hand
- Put the mint in a highball
- Fill a glass crushed ice to the brim
- Add sugar syrup 15 ml, white rum 50 ml
- Shares of soda up to the top and gently stir with a cocktail spoon
- Dosyp a little crushed ice
- Decorate with sprig of mint