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Chandon Brut Mojito

We might just have Ernest Hemingway to thank for the mojito. Back in the 1930s, when he was not working on books like "For Whom the Bell Tolls," Hemingway could be found deep-sea fishing with his buddy Joe Russell, the owner of Sloppy Joe's Bar in Havana. When Russell opened a location near Hemingway's home in Key West in 1933, he introduced his signature “mojito”drink to American patrons. The rest is cocktail history.

Ingredients

2 oz Chandon Brut Classic
1 oz 10 Cane Rum
½ oz simple syrup
7–10 mint leaves
Juice from a lime quarter

Instructions

Muddle the mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add rum and shake with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with Chandon Brut Classic and stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Suggested glassware: On the rocks glass