Mojito

Mojitos, More Problems

The perfect pair to your Cuban cigar collection

by Dr. Winston O'Boogy


 

99 Problems

Like Jay-Z said, “ I got 99 problems, but a Mojito ain’t one.” Nothing quite cools you down on a hot summer evening than the minty fresh Mojito, a tasty and lite rum based drink with a hint of lime and lots of minty goodness, perfect for winding down after a long day at the office, or wherever you may work.

Cuba…Maybe?

The origin of the Mojito is often the subject of heated debate in the hallowed halls of fine drinking establishments around the world. The most common story of origin states that it was first created in Cuba.

This area likes to use the local crops of lime and sugar cane in many local dishes. The original drink also used a lighter type of mint leaf than the one most commonly used outside of the region, called “yerba buena,” which is popular on the island.

Hemingway, A Purveyor of Girly Beverages

Like the Bellini, the Mojito was a favorite of author Ernest Hemingway, a regular at La Bodeguita del medio. To this day, an inscription written by Hemingway, that states “Mi mojito en la Bodeguita” (My mojito at the Bodeguita,) can still be see on one of the walls at the establishment.

So… mix one up and toast to ol’ Ernest Hemingway, and maybe, just maybe, after having a few of these tasty drinks, you will be visited by his spirit and commended for your awesomeness. *Results not typical and may vary depending on the amount consumed.

 

 

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Mojito

Ingredients
2-3 oz Light rum
Juice of 1 Lime (1 oz)
2 tsp Sugar
2-4 Mint sprigs
Soda water

Mixing instructions:
Lightly muddle the mint and sugar with a splash of soda water in a mixing glass until the sugar dissolve and you smell the mint. Squeeze the lime into the glass, add rum and shake with ice. Strain over cracked ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water, garnish with mint sprig and serve.