How to prepare a good
RECIPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL MOJITO.
PREPARATION TIME 10 MINUTES
PORTION FOR 2 PERSONS
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Today we will explain you step by step how to make the famous Mojito! With or without alcohol but also for children: there will be something for everyone!
The mojito, always trendy cocktail, is very fresh, lemony, minty. It is made with Rum for the version with alcohol, or without for the version "Virgin Mojito".
THE HISTORY OF THE MOJITO
What is the history of the Mojito ? It goes back to the 16th century. At that time, Francis Drake, known as "El Draque" (the dragon), a famous English pirate, landed on the "Isla de la Juventud", in Cuba, with his crew. It was 1578, between two plunders during their world tour. Francis Drake and his men drink "tafia" (a kind of rustic rum) with mint leaves in a tavern. They named this drink "draque", in homage to their captain.
Armed with this new beverage, the pirates recruited young English sailors by getting them drunk on drake! The young sailors no longer answered the call of the navy and eventually deserted and joined the pirates.
But it is only at the beginning of the 20th century, between 1910 and 1920 that rum is refined, under the leadership of the Cuban mafia.
At the end of the Second World War, La Bodeguita del Medio, famous bar-restaurant of Havana, decides to propose, to its customers, a refined version of the draque, by adding sugar and lemon. They also revise the dosages and call this cocktail... the mojito. The drink meets a great success. Its most famous consumer is undoubtedly the writer Ernest Hemingway.
The mojito is then quickly exported to the United States, in particular in Miami, geographical proximity with Cuba. It is in the 90s that the cocktail becomes popular in Europe, especially with the craze for Tex-Mex cuisine.
The mojito has now become a must-have for summer aperitifs!
- Fresh Mint (10 leaves)
- 5gr of brown sugar
- 1 cl of cane syrup
- 2 cl of lime juice
- 5 cl of Cuban Ron
- Carbonated water
- In a large glass, put 10 fresh mint leaves expressed.
- Add brown sugar, cane sugar syrup, lime juice and rum
- Mix to slightly dissolve the sugar
- Then add ice cubes to the top of the glass
- Extend with sparkling water such as Badoit to the top
- For purists, add a few drops of Angostura.
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.
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