You can drink a mojito without really thinking about it, and that’s a pretty good recommendation for a summer cocktail. This drink originated in Cuba as a farmers’ drink in the late 19th century as Cuba’s rum industry modernized, making the mojito as common as beer. Only the rich drank it with ice and soda. This version is straightforward and simply perfect for a hot day. Muddle a handful of fresh mint leaves and some lime juice in the bottom of a glass. Then add rum, sugar, ice and a bit of club soda. Shake and serve.
Preparation of Mojito:
Step 1. Muddle (crush with a pestle) the mint with the lime juice in the bottom of a tall cocktail glass.
Step 2. Add the rum, sugar, crushed ice and soda. Cover and shake, and uncover, serving with a lime wedge.
Step 3. Enjoy!