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In the late 1500s English pirate Sir Richard Drake, subordinate to Captain Sir Francis Drake, prepared the first version of a drink combining aguardiente (the crude forerunner of rum) mixed with sugar, lime and mint known as the Draque, Drak or Droc. In the mid- to late-1860s, refined rum replaced the aguardiente, soda water was added, and it was rechristened the Mojito.


  • 2 oz. Agricole rum
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Juice of 1 Lime Juice
  • Mint sprigs

Squeeze lime and drop shell in 10 oz. glass; add sugar to juice and mint leaves and muddle. Fill glass with shaved ice; pour rum over ice; stir or swizzle until glass frosts. Add dash of charged water; garnish with mint and serve with straws.

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