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Mojito
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The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has gained worldwide popularity for its refreshing qualities. It features a tantalizing mix of crisp lime juice, aromatic mint leaves, and the ... more The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has gained worldwide popularity for its refreshing qualities. It features a tantalizing mix of crisp lime juice, aromatic mint leaves, and the smoothness of white rum, all balanced with a touch of sugar for sweetness. These ingredients are complemented by the effervescence of soda water, making the Mojito an invigorating and light beverage. Traditionally served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a balance of citrus and herbal flavors with a cool, minty finish, making it particularly enjoyable on warm days or as an uplifting pre-dinner drink.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Lime, mint
Alcohol content
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6% | 1.8 units *
Details
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Easy
Classic
Stirred

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
15 15 15
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Top up Top up Top up
2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Mojito brilliantly showcases the fresh zing of lime juice harmonizing with the cooling whisper of mint, creating an ensemble that's both revitalizing and delightfully aromatic. Enhanced by the muted sweetness of sugar and the clean, crisp backdrop of white rum, this drink triumphs through its clever balance of invigorating elements and carbonated lift from soda water, making every sip a refreshing escape.

Method
How to make a Mojito

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In the bottom of a highball glass, muddle the mint leaves with the sugar and lime juice to release the oils from the mint leaves
Next add a splash of soda water and fill up the glass with crushed ice
Add the rum, top up with the soda water and give it a stir
Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Mojito?

The Mojito is believed to have originated in Cuba. Its exact history is a bit muddy, but it's thought to have been derived from a 16th-century drink called 'El Draque', named after Sir Francis Drake. Over time, it evolved into the Mojito we know today, gaining popularity both in Cuba and worldwide.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make a Mojito without alcohol?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of a Mojito, often called a 'Virgin Mojito' or 'Nojito.' Simply omit the white rum and increase the amount of soda water, or use a non-alcoholic spirit substitute to mimic the flavor of the rum.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of mint is best to use in a Mojito?

Spearmint is the most commonly used type of mint in Mojitos due to its sweet flavor and aromatic properties. It complements the lime and sugar well, enhancing the overall taste of the cocktail.

FAQ

How important is the muddling process in making a Mojito?

Muddling is crucial in making a Mojito because it releases the essential oils and aroma from the mint leaves, which are key to the cocktail's refreshing taste. It's important to gently press and twist the mint leaves with the sugar and lime juice, rather than mashing them, to avoid releasing bitterness from the stems.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Mojito?

Mojitos are versatile and can be paired with a variety of foods. They go especially well with light and fresh dishes like seafood, grilled chicken, salads, and dishes with bold, spicy flavors like Cuban, Thai, or Mexican cuisine. The refreshing qualities of the Mojito can help cool down the palate when eating spicy foods.

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