A Classic Tequila Mojito

A Classic Tequila Mojito

The combination of mint, lime, and sugar provides a cool, refreshing taste that is perfect for hot summer days.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • Club soda
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup.
  2. Add tequila and ice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well for about 10 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.

Note: you can adjust the amount of simple syrup to taste.

Enjoy your Tequila Mojito!

A Classic Tequila Mojito

The mojito’s origins can be traced back to the Caribbean island of Cuba, which is believed to have originated in the late 16th century. The name “mojito” comes from the word “mojo,” a term used in Cuban cuisine to describe a sauce made with lime and other ingredients.

The traditional mojito recipe is said to have been created by sailors and African slaves who worked on sugarcane plantations in Cuba. These workers would mix sugarcane juice, lime, and mint together as a way to stay hydrated and combat the heat and humidity of the Caribbean. Over time, the recipe evolved to include rum, widely available on the island, in place of the sugarcane juice.

The mojito gained popularity in Cuba during the early 20th century, and it was a favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway, a frequent visitor to the island. After the Cuban Revolution in 1959, many Cuban exiles brought the mojito to Miami and other parts of the United States, helping to popularize the drink outside Cuba. Today, the mojito is enjoyed worldwide and is considered a classic cocktail.

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