Home Bar Project: How to Make a Mojito

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

Show us how you’re doing or show us what YOU'RE making on Instagram and Twitter with #HomeBarProject. Got questions? Hit us up on Twitter (@TheDrinkNation) or Facebook.

This week: How to Make a Mojito

It is rumored that the name “Mojito” stems from the African word “Mojo” or to place a little spell, and, like the daiquiri, it was also invented in Cuba. This charming drink is bright, tart and refreshing. When made properly, you shouldn’t have to fish through torn up mint leaves and floating lime pieces to enjoy it. The key to a great mojito is simplicity. It should be as easy to make as it is to drink.

Ingredients:
Pinch of Mint
Mint Sprig
White Sugar Cube
Simple Syrup
Fresh Lime Juice
White Rum
Crushed Ice

Click "Next" to get started.

About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

Photos by The Drink Nation


Tags: Cocktails, Rum, Spirits
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