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
Note: Yerba buena is the best variety of mint to use in this drink.