We're kicking off our spiced rum cocktail series with a twist on an old classic... The Mojito.
Originating from Havana, Cuba. The Mojito was discovered by a pirate and his crew on the lookout for a remedy for certain diseases. Knowing that South American Indians could create such a medicine, a handful went ashore to collect aguarediente de cana (rum), mint leaves, and the juices from sugar cane and limes to put together a tonic which turned out to be effective.
Enjoy a warm pirate twist on a classic Mojito...
50ml Pirate's Grog Spiced Rum
15ml Sugar Syrup
25ml Lime Juice
Handful of mint leaves
Add sugar, lime juice and mint to a glass (muddle together) Fill with crushed ice, pour over 50ml Pirate's Grog Spiced Rum, stir and top with soda. Garnish with lime wedges and a sprig of mint.