The Mojito is a blend of white rum, fresh lime juice and soda water. The purity of this particular cocktail comes from the way the oils are extracted from the peel of the lime. Soda water and fresh mint complete this very popular cocktail.
– Fresh Lime
– Fresh Mint
– White Rum
– Soda Water
Using the palm of your hand roll the lime on your worktop, this will generate the essential skin oils required. Cut a slice approximately 1 cm thick and quarter it. Add this to your highball glass.
Then, add in to this 7 or 8 ‘rubbed’ mint leaves (not the stalks), and some sugar. Use a muddle to press the lime pieces, sugar and mint leaves together to create a syrup in the base of the glass.
Add in the white rum, fill the glass three quarters full with crushed ice and top with soda water. Gently stir the drink and garnish with more lime and mint.