Mojito Recipe

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer evening than a mojito, with its fresh mint flavor and fizzy finish. Like many others, a mojito is a refreshing and refreshing drink. classic cocktailsIt has a rich (though murky) history. history. Some say it descends from a similar drink called “El Draque.” Others argue that this rum cocktail started among Cuba’s rural farm workers, and from there traveled to Havana’s bars where American tourists first tried it. One of those tipplers was (or allegedlyDepending on who you ask, Ernest Hemingway.

There’s no official word on whether Hemingway actually drank mojitos and if he did, which recipe he liked, but this one keeps things classic. Gently bruise two mint sprigs in a mug. simple syrup before shaking helps release the herb’s oils, which gives the drink its refreshing factor. You can crush the leaves gently (press down, twist and repeat x4) until the mint scent wafts out of the shaker. Too much muddle can make a drink bitter. Don’t worry if the mint leaves tear apart in this process, they will be strained out. Serve the drink with large ice cubesThis will keep it fresh and strong even on the hottest of days. For garnish, place a mint sprig between two palms to release its scent. tall Collins glass.

Editor’s note:This recipe was originally published April 2016.

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