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Mojito Recipe

Cuban Mojito recipe
the original authentic recipe from Havana Cuba

1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Juice from 1 lime (2 ounces)
4 mint leaves
1 sprig of mint
Havana Club white Rum (2 ounces)
2 ounces club soda

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There are countless recipes for the Mojito (pronounced moh-HEE-toh), but this version is for the one Hemingway himself enjoyed at the Mojito's place of birth: La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba. If you are throwing a Cuban theme party (Havana night themed party), definitely plan on serving mojitos.

Place the mint leaves into a long mojito glass (often called a "collins" glass) and squeeze the juice from a cut lime over it. You'll want about two ounces of lime juice, so it may not require all of the juice from a single lime.


Add the powdered sugar, then gently smash the mint into the lime juice and sugar with a muddler (a long wooden device pictured below, though you can also use the back of a fork or spoon if one isn't available). Add ice (preferably crushed) then add the rum and stir, and top off with the club soda (you can also stir the club soda in as per your taste). Garnish with a mint sprig.


This recipe compliments of the TasteofCuba.com website.


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Cuba Libre


  • Cracked ice
  • 2 ounces white or dark rum
    -my personal favorite is Bacardi AƱejo  (still made in the Cuba tradition- Hecho en Mexico)
  • 3 ounces Coca-Cola
  • 1 lime wedge


In a tall glass, pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with Coca-Cola, finishing with the lime wedge. Serve.
Do not squeeze the lime..a twist will do.