Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. The cocktail often consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Its combination of sweetness, citrus, and herbaceous mint flavors is intended to complement the rum, and has made the mojito a popular summer drink. It’s unclear, but the Mojito first appeared in cocktail literature in the 1932 edition of "Sloppy Joe’s Bar Cocktail Manual", a book from the famed Havana institution.
Lightly muddle the mint with the simple syrup in a shaker.
Add the rum, lime juice and ice, and give it a brief shake.
Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
Top with the club soda.
Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.