Although Margarita is the drink that dominates in most regions of the planet, when the weather warms up, there is also rum, which also deserves its chance. Which of course translates to Mojito. The traditional Cuban cocktail has become extremely popular in recent years and is a clean and simple cocktail that you can easily make yourself.

It was also one of his favorite drinks Ernest Hemingway, who enjoyed it on almost every one of his tropical excursions. There have been several variations of the Mojito these days, but none can beat its classic, slightly sweet and undeniably refreshing recipe.

Materials

  • 2 scoops of white rum
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp very fine sugar
  • 3 mint or spearmint leaves
  • soda or sparkling water

Implementation

  1. In a tall Collins glass, mix the lime juice with the sugar.
  2. You add the mint leaves, pressing them lightly with a wooden pestle.
  3. Fill 2/3 of the glass with crushed ice and add the rum.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and top up with soda or sparkling water.

The planet’s favorite cocktail was born on a tropical night in the 19th century, of course, in the Caribbean. Back then it wasn’t called a mojito, but El Draque, and it was made by mixing aguardiente (a crude precursor to rum), lime, sugar and mint. El Draque (which means “dragon” in Spanish) is a name and a thing: strong and highly aggressive, thanks to the raw character of the aguardiente, it is a cocktail intended exclusively for strong drinkers.

The history of the Mojito, as we know it, begins in 1862 in Cuba, when Don Facundo Bacardi, after 10 years of experimentation, arrived at the ideal proportions to make a rum that is balanced, tasty and perfectly suited to cocktails. Does the name remind you of something? It’s because we’re obviously talking about the one known all over the world… Bacardi! And specifically the Bacardi Carta Blanca that was created in the middle of the pre-last century to change the taste of the Mojito forever…