The Original Goya Mojito
An authentic Cuban cocktailIn the heat of the summer sun, nothing refreshes quite like a mojito. The classic drink (which originates in Cuba) is the perfect combination of mint, sugar, club soda, lime and rum that promises to cool you off like a sweet breeze.
Here, we rely on GOYA® Lemon Fruta Pulp – freshly-squeezed lemon juice that is quickly frozen to preserve its tang. Omit the rum for a cocktail that is kid-friendly. Or add a splash for a grown-up version.
Prep time: 5 min.
Total time: 5 min.
12 fresh mint leaves
3 tbsp. sugar
6 oz. club soda
2 oz. GOYA® Lemon Fruta Pulp, thawed
3 oz. white rum (optional)
|1.||In cocktail shaker, or in tall glass, add mint leaves and sugar. Using a wooden pestle, muddle mint with sugar until mint is bruised.|
|2.||Add club soda, lemon pulp and rum, if desired. Shake until combined.|
|3.||Evenly divide mojito among two tall glasses with ice. Serve immediately.|
No wooden pestle? No problem!
If you’re whipping up a batch of mojitos and your wooden pestle is missing in action, don’t panic! Instead, use your wooden spoon to muddle the mint. To do, flip the spoon and use the blunt end to firmly press the mint into the sugar until the herb turns dark green and releases its essential oils and fragrance.