A timeless classic and the UK’s most popular cocktail
The exact origin of the Mojito remains a mystery but many believe that it is an evolution of a drink created by Sir Francis Drake back in the 16th Century.
The birthplace of the Mojito was Havana, Cuba, but there is debate over the origin of the name. The word mojito may have come from the Spanish word ‘mojar’, which means to wet, or the African word ‘mojo’, which means to cast a little spell.
Either way the team at The Rum Festival are sure you will find it both thirst quenching and spellbinding in equal measures!
The Mojito was made famous by Havana’s La Bodeguita del Medio bar of which author Ernest Hemmingway was a patron, and now the Mojito is considered to be one of the World’s most popular cocktails.
50mls Superior white rum – Try it with Spiced or Dark Rum as an alternative for a Dirty Mojito
4 lime wedges
12 fresh mint leaves
2 heaped tsp caster sugar
15mls soda water/club soda
Sprig fresh mint to garnish
Gently muddle together the lime wedges and sugar until the juice is released and sugar starts to dissolve.
Bruise the mint leaves by clapping them between your palms, to release the flavour,
rub them on the rim of the glass and drop them in.
Next, half fill the glass with crushed ice, add the Rum & stir.
Top up with crushed ice, a splash of soda and a sprig of mint.
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy…