Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail, made of 5 ingredients- mint, sugar, lime juice, white rum and club soda. Yerba Buena, a variety of mint is generally used in the traditional recipe. But since it’s not very feasible to find it, regular mint works just as well. Making a Mojito is pretty simple and yet one can easily mess it up if not done correctly. To make a classic Mojito, mint leaves are muddled with super fine sugar and lime juice. Now here is the tricky part, over muddling the mint leaves will result in shredding and tearing apart, and that should be avoided. Apart from little bits of mint floating all over the drink making it unsightly, it also makes the Mojito bitter. The mint leaves should be muddled just enough to release the essential oils, about 7-10 presses are more than enough. When you begin to get the aroma of the mint, you know you are done! Then rum is added and everything is given a good stir. Some crushed ice goes in next, finally topped off with club soda!
And you have yourself a Mojito!