The first version of this cocktail appeared in 1586 on the boat of English pirates, who pillaged Cuban coasts. Once, after an unsuccessful raid, Richard Drake, a boat doctor, prepared a mix of aguardiente (a forerunner of rum), mint, lime and sugar to cheer the crew up. Since then, the Mojito has been known as a perfect refreshing drink (not only among pirates!).

Step 1: You will need (for one portion):
— light rum — 50 ml / 1.7 oz
— soda water — 150 ml / 5oz
— 1 lime cut into wedges
— 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar or sugar syrup — 15 ml / 0.5 oz
— 10-12 mint leaves
— crushed ice

Necessary utensils:
— highball glass
— ice tongs
— ice bucket
— muddler
— jigger
— cocktail spoon

Step 2: Put two lime wedges, 10-12 mint leaves, 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar (or sugar syrup) into the glass. Mash it with the muddler until lime and mint release juice.

Step 3: Fill the glass with ice two-third full.

Step 4: Measure 50 ml / 1.7 oz of light rum with the jigger. Pour it into the glass.

Step 5: Pour soda water into the glass. Leave room for ice.

Step 6: Add crushed ice until the glass is full.

Step 7: Stir with the cocktail spoon.

Step 8: Put two wedges or slices of lime into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge, a sprig of mint and a cocktail straw.
The Mojito is complete!

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