thanks to april chan for these two pix:
mojito(sounds like mohito).Stir some sugar and rum over low heat until the sugar is liquified. Mix sugar with squeezed fresh limejuice. Add some fresh mint sprigs, bash them a little with a wooden implement. Add lots of white rum. Add mineral water/soda water. Add ice cubes. Stir. Drop in some lime husks.
A Cuban drink.
Steev served these during his birthday. Tasty! Sweet and tart, great full flavour. I've never been disappointed by these drinks - if you use fresh ingredients expect the best.
They're a wildly refreshing drink, and well suited to the Oakland climate. I served them at Wayne's 30th.For a more exact recipe and literary background
Then, in May 2003, I was encouraged to try brown sugar instead of white. Gives it a molasses/black magic funk. And, a European woman said the drink was actually invented in German. Who knows? She did say that I should soak the mint in sugar and rum for an hour before serving. That sounds good! She also suggested blending the mint/rum/sugar mixture so people get bits of mint. Why not?