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Description

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

Ingredients

Lemonade+Lime+version-1664

Garnish

  • mint sprig
  • slice of lime

Directions

  1. Muddle mint leaves and sugar.
  2. Fill with ice, then add rum and lime juice.
  3. Stir, then add a splash of club soda.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.

Variations

  • 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.

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