Simple and classic, the mojito is a bar favorite. Here’s the official Rum Barrel recipe, straight from The Rum Bible. Just a little something to celebrate the end of summer (as you weep into your swimming trunks/bikini/tankini/swimsuit/sunburn/mother’s arms).
2 oz. Light Rum
4 oz. Club Soda or Seltzer
Juice of 1/2 Fresh Lime
1 tsp. Sugar
Fresh mint leaves
Mash mint leaves with lime juice and sugar in old-fashioned glass. Pour in rum with crushed ice. Fill glass with club soda or seltzer. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Interesting Fact: Some distilleries use the fresh juice of sugar cane while others use the by-product of the sugar refining process – known as molasses – as the raw material for the fermentation process.