Made with fresh lime, muddled mint, sugar and rum, the mojitos at La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana were immortalized by Ernest Hemingway, the most celebrated 20th-century barfly.
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8 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig
1 ounce Simple Syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce chilled club soda
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the Simple Syrup and lime juice. Add ice and the rum and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.
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