Feb 242012

I had the top down on the Audi yesterday, and it’s February! All this warm weather has me thinking Mojitos.  A cousin to the Mint Julep, the Mojito originated in Havana and was reported to be one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drinks. Here’s how to make a perfect one:

Two ounces of light rum

One fourth ounce of simple syrup

Half ounce of lime

Two and a half ounces of club soda

Mint sprigs

Place mint sprigs and simple syrup in a highball glass with juice from half a lime. Muddle the ingredients. Add ice and rum. Stir well. Top with club soda.


A special shout-out to Brian D. Murphy’s See, Mix, Drink: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting The Worlds’ Most Popular Cocktails.