A TALE ON ONE OF OUR FAVORITE COCKTAILS: THE MOJITO

With the weekend just around the corner, we thought we would share a fun tale about one of our favorite cocktails: the mojito. Although debate rages over the exact origin of the mojito, according to the Oxford English Dictionary it probably takes its name from mojo, the Spanish name of a Cuban sauce or marinade made with citrus fruit—a mojito is literally a "little mojo."

Here is a quick and delicious recipe to enjoy with friends and family. For an optimal experience: try the mojito in our Snake unbreakable plastic BPA free cup. The scales inside the cup have thermal insulation properties and will keep your drink cold longer.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice
    2 heaping teaspoons superfine sugar
      1 cup crushed ice
        12 fresh mint leaves, plus 5 small sprigs for garnish
          1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum

            2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda

             

            Preparation

            In 10-ounce glass (such as Collins or highball), stir together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup crushed ice. Rub mint leaves over rim of glass, then tear leaves in half and add to glass. Gently stir for 15 seconds, then add rum, remaining crushed ice, and club soda. Gently stir for 5 seconds, then tuck mint sprigs into top of glass and insert tall straw.

             

            Cheers!

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