There are few cocktails more iconic and downright essential than the Mojito. It is refreshing, full of flavour and it was the favourite drink of Ernest Hemingway; and frankly if it was good enough for him then it’s good enough for us.

But how do you get your Mojito fix when you’ve not got one of our expert bartenders to hand? Well, you can have a crack at it by following the recipe below:

The ingredients

50ml Bacardi Superior rum
2 spoons caster sugar
1 squeezed lime wedge
12.5ml lime juice
10-12 mint leaves
Soda water to top
Lime wedge and mint sprig to garnish

The method

First put your caster sugar into a large, sturdy glass. Squeeze in the juice from your lime wedge and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then add the rum and lime juice. Next up add a load of crushed ice (if you only have ice cubes put them into a tea towel and give them a bash with a rolling pin). Now for the fun bit; get the mint leaves and place them in the palm of your hand then clap your hands together – the shock will release all that lovely minty flavour. Drop the leaves into the glass and stir with a large spoon. Top up with soda water and garnish with the lime wedge and mint sprig.

Serve with two straws and proper Cuban music playing in the background.

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