Mojito is a refreshing and delightful rum cocktail that’s loved and appreciated worldwide. From modern twists to classic recipes, the Mojito cocktail has been a staple across almost all bars and restaurants. Perfect for any occasion or season, Mojito is an invigorating drink that will leave the senses in pure bliss.
Are you curious about how this famous rum cocktail came into existence?
There is a popular theory that originally the Mojito cocktail was crafted for medicinal purposes to cure a disease that was spreading across the Cuban island. Later, when Sir Francis Drake, a British pirate and explorer visited Havana in the 1500s, he modified the Cuban recipe and crafted Mojito using unrefined rum. Like any other classic cocktail, many other theories talk about how the Mojito cocktail came into existence. Nevertheless, this energising rum cocktail is cherished all over the world thanks to the enticing flavours of mint, sugar and rum.
Mojito cocktail is effortless to make and whatever may be the occasion, it will surely add a whole new charm to your moments. This cocktail recipe features the delicious Captain Morgan Rum. It is made from the finest of Caribbean rums, and it has a crisp, clean and refreshing taste. It offers a perfect base for your rum cocktail recipes. If you want to mix up a refreshing Mojito cocktail, now is the time! Get your barware and spirits ready, and start crafting this unforgettable and classic rum cocktail!
Grab a highball glass and add a few mint leaves to it.
Next, pour 20ml of simple syrup into the shaker. Using a muddler, muddle the mint leaves gently with the syrup to release its essence and aroma. Don’t exert too much pressure on the leaves, as it can turn bitter.
Fill the shaker with ice.
Using a measuring cup or a cocktail jigger, measure and pour 60ml of Captain Morgan Rum and 20ml of freshly squeezed lime juice into the shaker.
Close the lid of the shaker and shake vigorously until the surface of the shaker feels chilled.
Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
Top up the drink with a splash of soda water and gently stir to combine.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and lemon wedge.