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Treat Yourself To A Classy Mojito

The mojito has become one of the most popular cocktails for good reason. It’s easy to make and a delight to drink. The cocktail requires only a handful of ingredients, especially rum, mint and lime, which are mostly fresh and may already be available in your kitchen.

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Note that the ingredients used for mojitos matter a lot. Avoid spicy, overpowering ingredients like some brands of rum. As much as you can, choose premium brands to use, from the choice of rum to soda.

Ingredients

  • 50ml light rum
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lime, cut into 2 halves
  • Soda water
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 mint sprig, to garnish
  • Ice cubes

 

Method

  1. In a highball glass, mix sugar, mint leaves and a dash of club soda.
  2. Mix properly using a spoon to dissolve the sugar and extract mint flavour.
  3. Squeeze the juice from both halves of the lime into the glass; drop one half into the glass.
  4. Add rum and stir properly.
  5. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  6. Top up with soda water. Stir thoroughly.
  7. Garnish with mint sprig and serve cold.
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