The best Cuban invention
Mojito is one of the best Cuban invention! Who agrees with us? 🙂 It was born in Cuba and it is one of the oldest national cocktails. Mojito was developed in the 1500’s by the man named Richard Drake, or according to some other sources, by some African slaves working on the Cuban sugar cane fields.
Anyway, Mojito got a real glory after Ernest Hemingway became a fan of this bevarage during his visit of a local Cuban bar called “La Bodeguita del Medio” (hope you remember that from part 1 of our Cuban story). Yeah, we know, that “Old man and the sea” is a great novel, but papá Ernesto deserves another Nobel price for such a great PR, what he did to this world – loved cocktail called MOJITO! Do you want to know, how to prepare it at home? Here is our recipe for the real Cuban Mojito. 🙂
- 2 fl oz white rum
- 1/2 lime
- 2 pieces of stalks of mint
- 2 tea spoons of cane sugar
Steps: Mix the juice from a half of lime with cane sugar in a tall glass (for long drinks). Add crushed ice (half glass) and mint. Smash mint a little bit and fill the glass with crushed ice to the top. Add rum and soda. Mix it with the tall spoon and decorated it with mint leaves. Serve it with two straws.