The mojito was born in Havana, Cuba and is a classic highball. Many variations of the drink abound, but this recipe calls for the five customary ingredients of mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime, and club soda. If you are throwing a Havana or Cuban theme party, plan on serving these fashionable yet traditional mojitos.
- 4 mint leaves1 lime (for juicing)
- 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
- 2 ounces white rum
- 2 ounces club soda
- 1 sprig of mint (for garnishing)
- crushed ice
- Put the mint leaves into a Collins glass and squeeze the lime juice over them.
- Add the powdered sugar and then muddle the mint, lime juice and sugar together.
- Add crushed ice.
- Stir in the rum and top off with the club soda.
- Garnish with a mint sprig.
Note: Yerba buena is the best variety of mint to use in this drink.