A variation of the Spanish word mojar meaning ‘to wet’ this cocktail is a popular Cuban drink created at La Floridita in Havana, and – along with the daiquiri – was one of Hemingway’s favorites.
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 4 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1/2 cup white rum
- 2 cups club soda
- 2 cups crushed ice
- lime wedges or slices for garnish
Place 1 tsp of sugar into each of two 12 ounce glasses.
Squeeze the juice from a lime wedge into each glass, drop in the wedge, and add 2 sprigs of mint.
Muddle the the sugar, lime juice, and mint together, then fill halfway with ice.
Add 1/4 cup rum into each glass, and then finish off with club soda.
Stir, then garnish with lime.