When Americans think of Mojito, they may be imagining Ernest Hemingway with the drink, savoring it to his heart’s content. Indeed, this drink has a long history and has become the favorite of many fashionable drinkers around the world. How did this happen? It’s easy to figure out, really, since all you need to do is take a sip of the cocktail.
Coming from Cuba, the Mojito, generally, has acquired many changes over the years and you can see that this rejuvenating drink is commonly offered during the summer months. Experts say that the first drinks had been made without sugar so less lime juice is used. Plus, rums from Cuba were not easily traded so most Americans made do with other rum variations. As a result, numerous recipes of Mojito are created and enjoyed these days. Even with these variations, they still can’t beat the traditional or original Mojito and you can find that it’s not that easy to improve on. Of course, you can definitely try mixing your own drink at home or anywhere else.
Essentially, the secret to this excellent and refreshing drink is “mulling” the spearmint or the Herba Buena with the sugar using a mortar and pestle. This is the old-fashioned way of doing things as this releases the elements and aroma bit by bit. Another way to get the needed blend is using the freshest products and lighter rums at the right ratio. Then, using a tall glass can keep the ingredients at the appropriate blend and mixing lime zest to the mulled mint and sugar can give it an interesting kick. Just the same, getting the right mix may basically come down to the individual’s preparation style and taste preference. In the end, the origin of this drink, how it improved over time and its staying power are all important elements that make up for its popularity.