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El Draque

El Draque

The predecessor of the famous Mojito, created by Sir Francis Drake around 1580.

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz Cuban Rum[ Add ]
6 Mint Leaves[ Add ]
2 tsps Sugar from Sugar Cane[ Add ]
1 Lime[ Add ]
Method: On the rocks
Glass: Old-Fashioned
  1. Drop a few leaves of mint in a short glass.
  2. Cut the lime in 8 pieces. Drop all pieces in the glass.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Muddle the lime pieces with a wooden spoon. This will also bruise the mint leaves.
  5. Add a few ice cubes.
  6. Top with cuban rum.

Volume: 2.3 oz
Alcohol units: 2.4 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 34%


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Created by Sir Francis Drakea famous English Privateer known as "El Draque" (The Dragon) in the Caribbean (le Dragon). Back then, the drink was made with aguardiente, a primitive predecessor of rum. But quickly, it got replaced with Rum. The recipe evolved and is now called a Mojito.

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Added by David on
Last updated on 2012-07-02 20:47:15
Status: Approved