The Mojito has risen in the ranks to become of the most popular cocktails. It originated in Cuba, was second to the Daiquiri on Ernest Hemmingway's list of favorite cocktails, and, since the 1980's, has become one of the more fashionable tropical cocktails.
Ingredients and Preparation
8 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce chilled club soda
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lime juice and Simple Syrup and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.