Mojito: A Little Lime and a Little Bit of Soul
Mojito means 'to cast a little spell'
History of Mojito
Mojito is the national drink of Cuba, but its history is a little fuzzy. It may have been invented in the 16th century in honor of Sir Francis Drake. He's the Englishman famous for making the second circumnavigation of the globe. It seems like kicking back with a Mojito while under that much pressure might not be such a bad idea.
It is a cocktail that was introduced initially in Cuba but now enjoyed worldwide.There are plenty of other theories out there, but whatever its origins; the Mojito is quite arguably one of the best cocktails to be invented.
Made of rum, lime and mint, it is an invigorating and exotic drink. It's sweet yet still refreshing and quite chic looking. They're great at a barbecue, paired with a delicate white fish and vegetables at dinner or alone at a cocktail party. Knowing how to whip up this Cuban recipe will impress all of your friends at your next party.
The Co-author of Latin Chic,Carolina Buia has commended that many designers and socialites enjoy this cocktail.
Mojito was first concocted in Cuba and gained recognition along with Bacardi rum. Mojito means to bewitch or 'to cast a magic charm.'
Mr. Dennis Dalponte, the owner of Dalponte Farms and a Mint grower has confirmed that Mojito is at its best when it has mint of good quality.
You can savor the relish of a perfect Mojito when the lime and mint are mixed properly. A muddler is used to mix the items in a cocktail glass. The back of the spoon is commonly used if a muddler is not available. Muddler is best for mixing the ingredients as it pulls out the flavor as well as oil from the lime and mint.
- 10 Fresh leaves of spearmint
- 1/2 Fresh Lime
- 2 tablespoons of syrup (sugar mixed with water)
- 1 and 1/2 oz of Bacardi rum
- 2 oz Club Soda of your choice
- 1 cup crushed ice
Background Music While Making Mojito
Making of Mojito
- Put the mint leaves, lime juice and powdered sugar into the cocktail glass.
- Once that's done, mix the ingredients together with a spoon, making sure to crush the mint leaves. This will help their bright natural flavor infuse into the drink.
- When you're finished with step two, add the rum and ice and stir all the ingredients together.
- To finish off this simple recipe, add your club soda and voila, an authentic Cuban Mojito.
For such a lovely and well known drink, the Mojito is surprisingly easy to make. And, for a little extra color and flavor, think about adding ice cubes with fresh raspberries frozen inside.