How to make the perfect mojito (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
The quintessential Cuban drink, it's believed the mojito was born in 1910 and was prepared for the first time in a bar on the beach of La Concha, in Cuba. Contrary to what is commonly believed, its creation is not associated with any particular brand of rum. History apart, after the Cuba Libre, the mojito is the best-known and most consumed rum-based drink. In this this tutorial we'll show you how to prepare the perfect mojito.
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6 Mint leaves
2 Tbs. of sugar
1.5 oz rum (I used Ron de Venezuela)
3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
1.5 oz Club soda
In a shaker, muddle the mint with the sugar. Add the rum and lime juice, and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
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