The Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink, known to Americans as a favorite of Ernest Hemingway.
- 2 oz. (60 mL) Cuban white rum
- 1 lime (or 2 ounces (60 mL) lime juice)
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- 4 mint leaves
- Club soda
- Muddle mint leaves and sugar
- Fill with ice, then add rum and lime juice
- Stir, then add a splash of club soda
- Garnish with mint sprig
- Ernest Hemingway requested his Mojitos without sugar. Of course, this suggests that less lime juice be used.
- Sometimes, the juiced lime is used as an additional garnish.
- Bacardi heavily promotes their own proprietary variant.
- Due to the United States embargo against Cuba, Cuban rum cannot (legally) be purchased in the United States; American bars use other light rums.
- Vodka Revolution (a bar chain in England) make their mojitos by: crushing 3 tsp Demerara sugar,8-10 fresh mint leaves, torn up and 8 sections of a lime cut into 1cm cubes, together in the base of a glass. Then adding half the ice, pouring in 25ml Havana Club Rum, 25 ml Zubrowka Vodka and 50ml apple juice. Shake, add the rest of the ice and mint sprig to garnish.
- The virgin mojito may be referred to as a fauxjito. Less commonly, the term fauxjito may refer to house drinks that are similar to a mojito in some way or another.
- The mojito is a descendant of the Draquecito, named after Sir Francis Drake and said to be his favorite drink before pirate battles. That drink is made with cachaça rather than rum, and uses water instead of ice and soda, neither of which would have been available to Drake on the high seas.