1½ oz (45ml) white rum
¾ oz (22 ml) simple syrup
¾ oz (22 ml) fresh lime juice
12 fresh mint leaves
2 oz (60 ml) sparkling water
Fresh mint (for garnish)
Clap the mint leaves in the palm of your hand and add them to the bottom of a tall glass.
Add remaining ingredients, except sparkling water, and fill with ice.
Stir with a chopstick or bar spoon until your fingers are cool.
Top up with sparkling water.
Garnish with a bunch of fresh mint.
About our Classic Mojito
It is a legendary cocktail, with obscure and distant origins. Some say his name means "little spell"; others say that it owes its creation to the explorer Sir Francis Drake and would be a derivative of El Draque; many claim that it would be an invention of sugarcane farm slaves to mask the taste of poor quality booze; still others say it was Ernest Hemingway's favorite cocktail in Havana… Regardless, the Mojito has gone down in history as one of Cuba's finest exports.