Mojito

Description
Light rum, Club soda, Simple syrup, Lime, Mint
Ingredients
4wdgLime (1/2 lime)
1spgMint
2ozLight rum
1ozSimple syrup (or 2 tsp sugar)
2ozClub soda (to top)
1spgMint (as garnish)
Instructions
Muddle lime wedges. Muddle mint lightly. Add ice, syrup, rum. Shake, fine strain into glass with more ice. Top with club soda, garnish with additional lime wedge and mint sprig.
Notes
Assumes a very juicy lime -- about 1 oz juice.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1650
Created byCuba, exact origin unknown
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceAdapted from The Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojito
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Dan on 07/11/2010
Quickstart CocktailsLemon, Lime and Sours Highballs and Coolers
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Mojito
Mojito

Comments

I use the same rum:lime juice:simple syrup ratio as a daiquiri (2oz:1oz:1/2oz) and (lightly) muddle about eight mint leaves. I use 1 to 1.5 ounces of club soda -- don't want to water it down too much.

sjdiaz21's picture

Try adding 1 oz of Mango Puree and a splash of Ginger Liqueur or muddle with a little fresh ginger for a delicious twist.

Dan's picture

I have adopted this recipe as an official Quickstart Cocktail.

From other users

0.5 oz simple is plenty. Take care not to over dilute with stirring and soda. (5 stars)

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