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The Real Mojito Cocktail

A Mojito, one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails derives from the African word mojo, meaning to place a little spell, was founded in 1586.

A Mojito, one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails derives from the African word mojo, meaning to place a little spell, was founded in 1586!

Ingredients:

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste                                                                                                              
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Directions:
1.Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

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