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Mojito flexitarian


Happy Friday peeps! Tonight’s cocktail is a mojito.

The mojito is one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails.   Invented in the late 1500s by one of Francis Drake’s pirate associates, the original concoction was named “El Draque” after  Drake.  Its name comes from the African word “mojo“, which means “to place a little spell“.
The establishment of the Bacardi company drove the mojito’s popularity during the 19th century, and by 2014 the modern-day mojito had become the most popular cocktail in Britain.


6 mint leaves
2 teaspoons sugar
3 parts fresh lime juice
crushed ice
4 parts white rum
soda water

To serve
Mint leaves for garnish


Put mint leaves into glass and muddle with sugar and lime juice.
Add crushed ice.
Top with rum and add a splash of soda water.
Serve garnished with mint leaves and serve with a straw.

Photograph by Azucrina | CC