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The Mojito

The Mojito originated in Cuba in the 1910s.
A simple blend of sugar, mint leaves, lime juice, rum, ice, and soda water (strictly in that order), a Mojito is a tall glass sparkling with bubbles and greenery, garnished with a sprig of mint on top.


  • fresh lime

  • sugar

  • mint leaves

  • crushed ice

  • pitu brazilian or cuban rum


  • 1.

    Cut lime into small pieces.

  • 2.

    Add 2 tablespoons of sugar.

  • 3.

    Add 1 sprig fresh mint.

  • 4.

    Muddle well with wooden muddling stick.

  • 5.

    Add crushed ice. Top up with rum.

  • 6.

    Serve with a spoon (never with a straw).

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I travel all over the world and I can highly recommend the St Regis Hotel bar in Singapore for the best Mojito i have ever tasted.....simply sensational. And of course the luxurious surroundings and 'genuine' Picasso's hanging in the bar make for a memorable evening :D