1/4 white rum
A handful of small mint leaves, plus an extra sprig to garnish
Plenty of fresh ice
Served in a tall Collins glass, the secret to making an authentic Mojito is in the muddling of the mint. By using Sparkling Lime & Yuzu you simplify the recipe because this mixer provides your lime, sugar AND carbonated water in one. Stir the mixture with a long-handled spoon and garnish with a sprig of mint to serve.
Sharp, tangy and refreshing, the Mojito is the signature cocktail of Cuba, and the perfect accompaniment to long, hot summer nights. The exact origin of the Mojito cocktail is uncertain, but the most widely accepted story dates to the 16th century, when Sir Frances Drake’s ships were headed for Havana; his crew onboard were suffering a particularly bad outbreak of scurvy and dysentery. The locals were known to have remedies for tropical illnesses, so a boarding party went ashore and returned with a medicine made up of sugar cane rum, lime, sugar cane juice and mint. Although it wasn’t called a Mojito at the time, it’s the first record of the ingredients being mixed together as a drink.