The classic mojito is a drink so old, its history is a blur. It can be traced back to a 16th-century Cuban recipe for an “El Draque” named after the famous sea captain, Sir Francis Drake. This version with Prosecco appeals to lovers of a fresh, long fizz drink. The cool mint makes for easy summer sipping.
Present your drink in a tall, clear glass to really show off the ingredients.
1. Combine 2 fl oz (60ml) white rum, 6 mint leaves, 1 fl oz (30ml) lime juice, and 1/2 fl oz (15ml) simple syrup in a highball mason jar.
2. Muddle with one scoop of crushed ice.
3. Add another scoop of crushed ice.
4. Top with Prosecco.
Garnish: Boost the aroma of your cocktail with a decorative mint sprig.
For a nonalcoholic option, replace the rum with apple juice and top up your drink with ginger ale.