The mojito is over four centuries old, and that’s as perfect a testament to the timelessness of this refreshing cocktail as any we can think of.

Legend has it that in the late 16th century Sir Francis Drake made landfall in Cuba seeking a remedy for his crew’s scurvy and tummy troubles — and was handed a beverage made with mint, lime, cane sugar, and a locally produced firewater. The particulars are lost to history, but the cocktail isn’t — it’s just that good.

Nearly 500 years later, there’s still nothing that tastes more like summer than the tall, refreshing mojito. Made with Mojito Proof Syrup’s balanced blend of tart lime, sweet cane sugar, and crisp, cooling mint, this classic highball assembles in seconds.


  • 2 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Mojito Proof Syrup
  • 4 oz Club Soda
  • Mint Leaves & Lime Wheel to Garnish


Bar Spoon
Collins Glass


  1. Measure rum and Proof Syrup into shaker; add ice and shake until well chilled and combined.
  2. Strain into ice-filled collins glass; top with club soda, then give a quick stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with mint leaves and lime wheel.