In these strange hot times one could use an excellent, cool drink, and today we are giving you the recipe of a classic and, in our view, the best way to make it. We are of course talking about the timeless Mojito. We have tried many a Mojito in our life, but years ago in Paris we came across one made in the specific way we advertise below, and it was god-damn good. Try this at home, you will not regret it.
A drink that people love to order and bartenders shun. The classic Mojito is a beautiful concoction of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. This combo leaves behind a sweet, citrus, and minty flavor that complements the white rum. It’s the perfect drink to sip on a hot summer day.
The Mojito originated in Havana, Cuba, although the exact birthplace is up for debate.
One theory is that South American Indians went ashore in Cuba and came back with the ingredients. The components included aguardiente de caña, which meant burning water, a crude to rum, and local elements of lime, sugarcane juice, and mint.
Another theory that many believe is that Sir Francis Drake, one of the privateers sponsored by England’s Queen Elizabeth I, had involvement in 1586. Drake had landed off the Cuban shore with a cargo of Spanish treasure. King Philip II of Spain had warned his governor of Drake’s arrival and his intent to steal the Aztec gold. While they were prepared, they were widely amazed when Drake sailed away from the riches port after only firing a few shots. Everything was left intact, but Drake’s visit was a major event, perhaps something worthy of naming a drink after.
Despite where the drink came from, the cocktail was certainly consumed during the worst cholera epidemics to hit Havana. People were known to consume a Mojito a day, made with the local cane spirit, to prevent getting sick.
Regardless of the believed origin, the Mojito is insanely popular. Not to mention the hundreds of different variations of the cocktail.
We actually found a clip on YouTube demonstrating this recipe.
Here is the best way to make it.
Add plenty of fresh mints to a glass. Add 2 spoons of white sugar. Stir sugar with mints for 2 min. Add halftime lime juice & water mixed in a half a liter bottle. Add to mix to lime and sugar, 30% of glass. Mix until the sugar is liquid. Stir about one minute. Use cold glass with ice to the top. Add white rum. One ounce or more. Mix drink gently. Garnish. Happy days!