The Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink, known to Americans as a favorite of Ernest Hemingway.
- Mojito from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License
- Serves: 1
- 2 oz. (60 ml) white rum, Cuban if available
- 1 lime (or 2 ounces (60 ml) lime juice)
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- 4 mint leaves
- club soda
- mint sprig
- slice of lime
- Muddle mint leaves and sugar.
- Fill with ice, then add rum and lime juice.
- Stir, then add a splash of club soda.
- Garnish with mint sprig.
- Ernest Hemingway requested Mojitos without sugar. Of course, this suggests that less lime juice be used.
- It has become common to use a lemon-flavored rum such as Bacardi Limon in place of the white rum, reducing or eliminating the lime juice.
- The juiced lime may be used as an additional garnish.
- For a twist on the traditional mojito, add a handful of raspberries during the muddling stage for an extra hit of flavour.
Virgin Version:Replace white rum with ginger ale soda.