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Mojito

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Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sun, 2017-11-05 19:26

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
Prep time
Cooking time
Total time

Description

Many believe that the Mojito is an evolution of a drink created by Sir Francis Drake. The word comes from the African 'Mojo' meaning little spell. Made famous by Havana's La Bodeguita del Medio bar of which Hemmingway was a patron.

“Drinking a Mojito was like wearing a badge of Cuban heritage, a display and emblem of national pride.”
Ernest Hemingway

Ingredients

2  
white rum
1 tablespoon
sugar (2 for sweeter tastes)
1  
lime (whole cut into 8 wedges)
8  
mint leaves
   
top soda water (optional)

Instructions

How to make a Mojito?

1. Muddle the lime wedges and sugar until all juice is released and sugar starts to dissolve. Clap the mint to release flavour and add to glass. Half-fill
glass with crushed ice and add 1 shot of rum.
2. Stir vigorously for 5 seconds. Fill with crushed ice and add the final shot of rum. Stir for a further 5 seconds. Top with mound of crushed ice, soda if required, and finish with a sprig of mint.

Garnish
Mint sprig
Glass
Highball

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