Make the Perfect Mojito for National Mojito Day

Did you know that July 11 is National Mojito Day? The Mojito is a Cuban cocktail made with five ingredients:¬†white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. It is said the cocktail comes from Sir Francis Drake, who spend a considerable amount of time in the Caribbean. He loved this concoction and many of the islanders enjoyed it as well. He is credited for introducing the beginnings of the Mojito to other parts of the world. In fact, it was originally referred to as the “Drake” or “Draque.”

Mojitos are a refreshing alternative for those who prefer Rum over Tequila, or perhaps just don’t like Tequila. Not only are Mojitos a tasty alternative to margaritas but they are simply to make with very basic ingredients. Here is an easy recipe for some fantastic Mojito cocktails to enjoy this Mojito day or any day!

6 ounces light rum
12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 tablespoons sugar
Club soda
4 slices lime

Watch how to make this recipe
Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.

Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint. Don’t forget your beautiful serving glasses for your Mojito. The drinks are so pretty, you want a beautiful glass to display them, of course.

Recipe courtesy: Food Network