This recipe comes from a 1940's issue of Gourmet Magazine. Made famous in all those glamorous movies of the era, highballs were justly popular in the '40s. But, for more exotic fun, lots of Americans were heading down to Cuba, home of the Mojito. This recipe came from Sloppy Joe's Bar, in Havana.
- Squeeze juice from both lime halves into a 12-ounce highball glass, then add lime halves.
- Add mint and sugar and crush mint with back of a spoon until sugar is dissolved.
- Add rum and stir.
- Add ice, then top off drink with sparkling water and stir well.