Mojito Cocktail

The Mojito seems to be "the" drink these days, but this drink dates from before the 1930's, where it was a popular drink in cuba to refresh and relax with. In the late 1940's the drink burst onto the international scene when it was "discovered" by Enest Hemmingway at "La Bodeguita del Medio". Properly made, a mojito should always be made with fresh mint and fresh lime juice, but due to its ubiquitous popularity, you will often find bars using various unfortunate shortcuts to make them quicker, but sacrifice the quality in doing so.

Ingredients

Mint leaves 12
Granulated sugar 2 Teaspoon
Soda water 1 Ounce
White rum 1 1/2 Ounce
Fresh lime juice 3/4 Ounce
Ice cubes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lime wedge 1

Directions

MAKING:

Muddle mint leaves, sugar and soda in a pint glass.

Add rum and lime juice to the glass.

Fill half of the glass with ice and stir well.

Top with ice and soda water.

Garnish with lime wedge.

SERVING:

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 48Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1 mg0.04%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 10 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet