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Traditional Mojito

Description

Courtesy of Cuba Libre, Philadelphia, PA

Category
Martinis/Mojitos/Margaritas/Punches/Frozen
Spirit
Rum
Flavor
Sweet/Fruity
Ingredients
1 ¼ oz. Cuba Libre white rum (or any white rum) 2 ½ oz. guarapo (Cuba Libre presses sugar cane to extract the juice called guarapo. Home bartenders can substitute simple syrup, though the amount will be closer to 1 oz.)
1 ¼ oz. lime juice
6 Hierba Buena leaves (or regular mint)
Club soda
Lime wedge (for garnish)
Directions
Fill a cocktail shake halfway with ice. Tear mint leaves in half, and add to shaker with rum, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake vigorously. Pour into tall, narrow glass. Top with club soda, and garnish with a lime wedge.