How to make a Cuban Mojito

Before I start this blog post on How to Make a Cuban Mojito I first must credit Kasia, a skincare and beauty blogger, that inspired me to do so. Cuban mojitos are one of my favorite alcoholic drinks even though I mainly order virgin versions of it because I can not tolerate alcohol. The first time I traveled to Cuba I went to the famous Bodegita del Medio, a restaurant/bar located in Old Havana. Once I stepped inside I felt as if I was in a dream and I knew I had to order a Cuban Mojito to authenticate my experience as much as possible. The Cuban Mojito has many origin stories but this restaurant claims to have popularized the drink through it’s famous visitor, Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, was a well-known American author, who frequented this restaurant/bar and drank this sweet but strong Cuban cocktail. Though there are those that claim that he never visited the bar and those that say he did you can’t deny how refreshing and delicious this drink is.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a Lime (green)

  • 2 teaspoons of sugar

  • 2 sprigs of mint also known as Yerba Buena

  • 3 oz club soda

  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 of white rum (I recommend Bacardi’s)

     

Supplies:

  • Tall Collins glass

  • Stirring spoon preferably glass

 

Instructions:

1.) Thoroughly wash the mint leaves and pat them dry

2.) Place the mint inside the collins glass

3.) Add the lime and sugar to the glass

4.) Add the rum and stir the ingredients with a stirring spoon

5.) Pour the club soda and lightly stir

6.) Lastly add some ice cubes and enjoy

 

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Note: The Cuban Mojito is made in many countries, such as Cuba, with Havana Club Rum but you will not find this brand in the USA because of the embargo. Havana Club, was a privately owned family company, that was confiscated by the Cuban government and is now partially owned by the French company Pernod Ricard.

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