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Mojitos

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Introduction

A light and refreshing summer cocktail from Cuba. If you have mint leaves in your garden, it's a good way to use them. I like to add more mint than the recipe calls for and I use dark rum. A muddler is a long wooden device which can be found at most gourmet stores. If you don't have one, use the bottom handle of a wooden spoon.

Ingredients

Serves: 1-2

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lime (cut into four wedges)
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 sprig mint
  • 57 grams rum
  • 57 grams carbonated water

Method

Mojitos is a community recipe submitted by Patrizia and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Place the mint leaves into a long mojito glass (often called a "collins" glass) and squeeze the juice from a cut lime over it. You'll want about two ounces of lime juice, so it may not require all of the juice from a single lime.
  • Leave the lime wedges in the glass. Add the sugar, then gently smash the mint into the lime juice and sugar with a muddler.
  • Add ice (preferably crushed) then add the rum and stir, and top off with the club soda.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig.
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