Of course, since Mojito became the most popular drink of all time (again), it has also been complained by bartenders and self-proclaimed cocktail geeks: it's pedestrian, it's the new metropolis, and it takes too long to make. But I remember when we all just started to rediscover Mojito. Even though I have made thousands of drinks in my career, I still have fond memories of those summers when we all gathered in the kitchen waiting for the grill to heat up and discover the drinks, a new generation of mojito lovers. If made properly, this is an amazing drink, and this is what you really need to know. —— Jeffrey Morgan Saler
Of course, if you just make a mojito for yourself, you can also mix 12 leaves in the bottom of the glass and add a little sugar-the taste is also great.
Once you've got the classic down, feel free to riff: Add fruit—like mango, watermelon or strawberries—to add a bit of extra sweetness, though you may want to adjust the amount of syrup you use to keep everything balanced. Or try switching up the citrus by swapping lime for something like grapefruit or lemon. Play around with the flavor combinations, and you might find your new favorite sip. —The Editors