BACARDÍ rum is a natural mixer. Take inspiration from these classic rum cocktail recipes and make the drink that makes the moment.
The Mojito Cocktail has been around in one form or another since the 1500s. From famous explorers and Ernest Hemingway, to Bond and BACARDÍ, many people have played a part in this drink’s long and surprising history.
Why is it called the
A number of theories swirl about the origin of the classic cocktail. The two most likely involve pirates on the high seas and slaves in sugar cane fields. Seriously, those are the most believable.
Sir Francis Drake’s subordinate Sir Richard Drake is said to have concocted the earliest version of the Mojito in the 16th century by combining aguardiente (a crude precursor to rum) with lime, sugar and mint, which history has dubbed the Draque.
Some historians lean towards the slave origin story because Mojo means to cast a spell in African, which the potent aguardiente-and-sugar-cane mix certainly would do.
Was BACARDÍ rum
in the Original Mojito?
Yes and no. In 1862, BACARDÍ founder Don Facundo Bacardi started producing rum. Around the same time, the recipe for the Draque was altered to replace aguardiente with something more palatable. BACARDÍ rum was used and the Mojito, as we know it, was born.
Why is the Mojito
It might be a bartenders’ least favourite cocktail to make when they’ve got a bar full of patrons because it’s deceptively process-heavy, but the Mojito is a high-volume cocktail with global appeal.
Big names have always been associated with the drink, from Ernest Hemingway (allegedly) writing ‘My Mojito in La Bodeguita, My Daiquiri in El Floridita’ to James Bond offering one to Halle Berry’s character Jinx in the 2002 film Die Another Day.
- Take the lime wedges and squeeze them in the glass. Gently press together the limes & sugar.
- Bruise the mint leaves by clapping them between your palms, rub them on the rim of the glass and drop them in.
- Next, half fill the glass with crushed ice, add the BACARDÍ Superior rum & stir.
- Top with crushed ice, a sprig of mint and club soda.
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