Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Classic Mojito

April 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Hey Hey!

Today we're sharing another classic mixed drink hailing from Cuba... the mojito! The history of the mojito is long with some unknowns but what we do know is just about all of the ingredients in the Mojito are indigenous to Cuba. Rum, lime, mint and sugar (the island nation grows sugar cane) are combined in this refreshing cocktail which actually was once used medicinally. Feel free to break out your mixing glass for this or you can skip that step and make it directly in your collins glass like we did! We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This makes 1 drink! Let's get started!

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Here's what you need:

For Garnish
1-2  Bunches of mint leaves
Sugar Cane (cut into 6-10 inch strip) *optional stirrer :)



For Drink
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3/4 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
2 oz. White Rum
2 oz. Club Soda
8-10 Fresh Mint Leaves

You will also need a Collins glass, muddler and a bar spoon.

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Let's Make the Drink!

  1. Take all mint leaves and give them a good slap.

  2. Place the mint directly into your Collins glass  with fresh squeezed lime juice (3/4oz.) and gently muddle.

  3. Add remaining ingredients:

    • Simple syrup (1/2 oz.)

    • Rum (2 oz.)

    • Ice (fill to brim) 

  4. Top with club soda (2oz.) and use bar spoon or sugarcane strip to stir. 

  5. Garnish w/ the sugarcane strip and additional mint leaves

  6. Enjoy!

 

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In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria. 

-Benjamin Franklin
 


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