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In the 1500s, Sir Francis Drake landed in Havana, Cuba. His crew were suffering from dysentery and scurvy. Locals were known to have remedies for many diseases, so a small party went ashore to Cuba and came back with ingredients for a medicine. They used aguarediente de cana, mint leaves, and the juices from sugar cane and limes to put together a tonic which turned out to be effective. A cocktail named “El Draque” using very similar ingredients was known to be popular in Cuba after that time, and supposedly named after Drake himself and although it has been known by many names throughout history (such as mojadito – Spanish for ‘a little wet’) it is assumed this is the original creation of what is now known as the Mojito.
- 2 x shots of White Rum (We used Bacardi Carta Blanca)
- 1 x shot of Sugar Syrup
- 1 x shot of Lime Juice
- Lemonade or Soda Water
- Mint Leaves
- Lime wedge for garnish
Mojito Cocktail Recipe
- Muddle or crush the Mint Leaves and add to a shaker.
- Add some ice to the shaker and them pour in the Lime Juice & Sugar Syrup.
- Give the mixture a further muddle to infuse the minty flavour and then shake the shaker.
- Pour in to a glass and add the Rum and stir.
- Pour in the Lemonade or Soda water and give a final stir.
- Garnish with a Mint Leave and Sip & Enjoy!
|White Rum||2 x shots (50ml)||2||£0.85|
|Sugar Syrup||1 x shot (25ml)||0||£0.30|
|Lime Juice||1 x shot (25ml)||0||£0.02|
|Lemonade / Soda Water||To top up||0||£0.04|