Mojito Cocktail Recipe
History of Mojito cocktail Mojito cocktail is originated in Cuba, but there are different stories about how is made. According to a story, Mojito cocktail was made in the 16th century by pirate Sir Francis Drake, who prepared a primitive version of rum, sugar, lime and mint green. Cocktail made of these ingredients was called "El draque" or "Dragon". According to another version, the Mojito was created by the slaves who worked to sugar cane fields. Many believe that the real home of this cocktail is the restaurant "La Bodeguita del Medio" in Havana where where Ernest Hemingway was a loyal guest.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 50ml white rum (Havana Club, Bacardi)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 lime
- 10 mint leaves
- sparkling water
- Mojito is served in a tall glass with no handle.
- Place in a bowl the mint leaves and green lemon cutted into 4 pieces .
- Add the sugar and using a pestle start to crush the ingredients. During this process, mint aroma is mixed with lemon aroma.
- Fill the glass with ice, then add the rum and the sparkling water. Stir the straw to dissolve the sugar. You can use a sugar syrup or powdered sugar instead of regular sugar. To make a sugar syrup, warm water and sugar in the ratio 1:1 and stir until sugar is dissolved. Some use Sprite instead of carbonated water .
- Decorate with a slice of lime .
- There are different versions of this cocktail. The original Bacardi mojito is made with 12 mint leaves, ½ lime, 45ml Bacardi white rum, 2 tablespoons sugar syrup and a little sparkling water.
- Experiment and try to create your own version of refreshing mojito cocktail.