The oldest-known recipe for the mojito appeared as the Mojo de Ron in a 1929 Cuban guide called Libro de Cocktail (The Cocktail Book).
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8 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce chilled club soda
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lime juice and Simple Syrup and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.
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