Mojito

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Beverages

This popular Cuban cooler made by muddling fresh mint with lime juice competes with margaritas in bars worldwide. Look for aromatic varieties of spearmint (not peppermint) for this drinktheres even a Cuban Mojito Mintavailable in herb catalogs.

Easy

Mojito

Ingredients

For 1 Person(s)

Recipe

  • Fresh spearmint leaves, without stems, torn in half
  • teaspoons Granulated or turbinado sugar
  • 2 ounces Fresh lime juice, preferable from Mexican (key) limes
  • Crushed Ice
  • 2 ounces White rum
  • Splash of sparkling water
  • Fresh mint sprig and lime wedge, and/or sugarcane stir-stick for garnish

Mojito Directions

  1. In a tall, sturdy glass, gently bruise the mint with the sugar using a muddler.
  2. Mix in the lime juice and fill the glass with crushed ice.
  3. Pour in the rum and stir in a splash of sparkling water. Garnish and serve.

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