Moijto is one of the most popular alcoholic cocktails. The secret of its taste is the skilful combination of aromatic rum, sour lime juice and brown sugar that balances flavors. You can easily do it yourself. We serve the recipe for mojito, i.e. the iconic long drink.
Mohito – how it started
According to legend, Mojito was created in the middle of the 16th century in Cuba. The creation of his recipe is associated with the figure of a local pirate, Francis Drake. His favorite drink was prepared on the basis of Tafia, which is cheap rum made from sugar cane.
He used to add sugar and lime to the drink. In the nineteenth century, Tafia was replaced by rum and we still drink this version of mojito.
Another theory links the story of a popular drink with Cuban slaves. While working on plantations, they drank a drink called “guarapa”, which was based on the juice flowing from crushed sugar cane.
The first recipes of this cocktail come from the turn of the 1930s and 1940s, but the real fame is due to Angel Martinez, who opened the bar “La Bodeguita del Medio” in 1942.
How to make mojito
- half a lime
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 10 mint leaves
- 50 ml white rum
- 25 ml of sparkling water
Wash the lime thoroughly and cut it into crescents. Put in a tall glass, add sugar. Mash to squeeze the lime juice. Mint leaves slightly in your hands and add to the glass. Throw crushed ice up to half the height of the glass. Then add the rum and mix. Top up with crushed ice and sparkling water
How to make strawberry mojito
Mojito doesn’t have to be boring! This weaker variation on the theme of a classic drink has many admirers. The recipe for strawberry mojito doesn’t differ much the recipe for this classic – add strawberries to the shopping list.
You will need:
- approx. 60 ml white rum
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- mint (6-8 leaves)
- lime (4-5 particles)
- strawberries (3-4 pieces)
- crushed ice
- sparkling water
Start by cutting strawberries into halves and limes into particles. We put them in a glass. Add 6-8 mint leaves to it and add two teaspoons of sugar. Rub everything with a muddle. Then pour crushed ice and pour white rum. Mix thoroughly and top up the glass with crushed ice and sparkling water. Decorate the strawberry mojito with a slice of lime and of course a piece of strawberry. You can also add mint.
Which rum to choose
There are a lot of rum brands you can try, but take a look at some recommendations:
- Angostura Premium White Rum – it is from Trinidad, the highest white rum. Its taste is light with a fruity, tropical bouquet character.
- Appleton Signature Rum – a combination of 15 Jamaican rum with an average age of 4 years. It has a beautiful, honey-amber color and a perfectly balanced aroma full of notes of citrus, dried apricot, fresh peach and orange peel,
- Bacardi Anejo Rum – a mix of the highest quality rum, the youngest of which is aged for a minimum of 4 years. You can feel the notes of honey, vanilla and peach.