Tied for second place in our recent Mojito tasting, Erbin Garcia’s recipe gets built in the glass and asks for muddled mint, two ounces of Plantation 3 Star, one ounce of lime juice, three-quarters of an ounce of simple syrup, a single dash of Angostura bitters and one-and-a-half ounces of soda water. An unorthodox addition, the bitters escaped the judges’ attention, as it was minimal and fully integrated into the overall drink.
Erbin Garcia’s Mojito
Erbin Garcia, Caña Rum Bar | Los Angeles
- 2 ounces light rum, preferably Plantation 3 Star
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 1/2 ounces soda water
- 2 mint sprigs
Garnish: mint sprig
- In a Collins glass, combine all ingredients apart from the soda water and muddle gently.
- Add the soda water and top with crushed ice.
- Swizzle to incorporate all the ingredients.