Christopher Hirsheimer
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Mojito

Sugarcane and rum are lifelines of Cuba’s economy, and their marriage in the mojito is a potent expression of the island’s identity. At celebrated Havana bars, mojitos are an essential part of the nightly proceedings. See the recipe for The Mojito »

Sugarcane and rum are lifelines of Cuba’s economy, and their marriage in the mojito is a potent expression of the island’s identity. At celebrated Havana bars, mojitos are an essential part of the nightly proceedings.

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 12 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 oz. dry white rum
  • 2 oz. club soda

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar with lime juice in a tall glass. Add 3–4 ice cubes and several sprigs of mint, then pour in rum and club soda. Stir well, garnish with a bit more mint and serve.

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