The quintessential classic Cuban cocktail. A simply constructed drink with fresh ingredients. White rum, fresh lime juice, sugar and fresh mint makes for a delicious and refreshing Mojito.
First made popular in a New Orleans bar, Pat O’Briens, back in the 1940s. The drink was named after the glasses that the first drinks were served in (still known as the hurricane glass).
A million and one different recipes exist for the classic El Presidente cocktail. Many omit the grenadine but if you use real grenadine then it is a welcomed addition. Second time round, I’d lower the vermouth and increase the sugar content with more orange liqueur and consider leaving the grenadine out.
Essentially a Rum Sidecar, the XYZ Cocktail can’t be much simpler. The original recipe from the Savoy Cocktail Book calls for a white rum. Use different styles of rum to showcase their flavour profiles.