The Mojito has risen in the ranks to become of the most popular cocktails. It originated in Cuba, was second to the Daiquiri
on Ernest Hemmingway's list of favorite cocktails and, since the 1980's, has become one of the more fashionable tropical cocktails. It's very simple, using mint
and lime to accent the rum. Choose a premium rum
like Cruzan, Appleton or Mount Gay for a spectacular Mojito.
Preparation: Gently muddle the lime wedges, mint leaves, and sugar syrup together at the bottom of a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, then slowly add the rum. Fill with soda and stir gently to bring the leaves upwards into the mixture.
Many variations on the mojito exist; most commonly with various fruits added.