Classic Mojito

Recette de cocktail - Monsieur Cocktail - Patrice Plante -  de mojito classique
Ingredients :

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)

Preparation :

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.