Celebrate National Mojito Day with Starr Rum

In Food and Drinks, Lifestyle by The Gents Staff

With all the stress of work the week, many of us could use a drink. Let the go of annoying sounds of co-workers and the horrible bosses nagging in your ear, and celebrate with a cocktail on us. Friday is here.


July 11, marks National Mojito Day so we team up with Starr Rum to give you a quick history lesson on the highly popular cocktail. While many people credit the original Mojito recipe to Sir Francis Drake in Cuba, there is overwhelming evidence that the cocktail was actually invented by Africans working in the sugar cane fields in the region. The cocktail name actually comes from the African word “mojo”, which means “little spell.”

Whether toasting at home, on a rooftop or with friends, Starr Rum and Gents Among Men invite you to create your own cocktail and raise a glass to Mojito’s muddled history.

FOR BEGINNERS

STARR Mojito 

  • 2 ounces of Starr Rum

  • 1 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1 ounce of Refined Sugar (2 packets of sugar substitute for sugar & carb free)

  • 1 ounce of Soda Water

  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves

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FOR THE SEASONED BARTENDER

Mo-Pho-Jito (Created by Jerry Garbus)

  • 2 ounces of Starr Rum

  • 3/4 ounces of Fresh Lime Juice

  • 3/4 ounces of Lime-Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1 ounce of Coriander-Honey Gastrique

  • 6 Fresh Mint Leaves

  • 1 Lime Wedge

  • 1 Ripped Lime Leaf

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FOR GROUP ENTERTAINING

Watermelon Mojito

(makes 6 drinks – 1 bottle makes 2 pitchers!)

  • 12 ounces of Starr Rum

  • 6 slices of Fresh Watermelon (without rind)

  • 3 Limes (juiced)

  • 30 Fresh Mint Leaves

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