The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavours are intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and have made this - a popular summer drink. I got this recipe from a friend of mine. She runs a bar in Madrid and makes best mojito drink ever) This is delicious, refreshing, do not hesitate, try it out this weekend!

For one glass of mojito:

  • 2 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 2 ts sugar
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • sparkling mineral water
  • In a glass crush mint leaves with sugar, add lime juice and stir until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup of crushed ice. Gently stir, then add rum and sparkling mineral water. Stir for few seconds, then tuck mint sprigs into top of glass and insert tall straw.