Way back at this post, I asked which is our other Cuban favorite & of course, it's the mojito. That's why we grow mint in our herb garden. We make this fairly frequently at home.
Although you can find the mojito on almost any decent cocktail menu, sadly most are not made the way I like it - they are either not sweet enough, not enough mint or worse, once in Singapore, I tasted a mojito at a very popular bar using calamansi lime which is just so wrong.
Here's how we like our mojito.
(makes 2 glasses)
Find a tumbler to mix & crush the ingredients. Throw in several sprigs of fresh mint (be generous) then add 2 Tbsp of regular or brown sugar. Crush the mint with the sugar - the correct tool is the muddler but I use my wooden pestle. Next add 1 lime already diced. Then crush again with the mint & sugar. Making sure to crush the lime of their juice. Next add rum (2 or 3 or 4 shots) & ice. Pour all into a shaker & mix well. Add sprite or 7-up. Pour into tall glass - with lime, mint & all. Enjoy !