The Cuban mojito

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1 Servings


  • 4 leaves of fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup lime juice , from 2 large limes
  • 2 tsp icing sugar
  • ice cubes , crushed
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • sprig of mint


  • Place mint leaves in a long mojito glass (often called a “Collins” glass). Add lime juice and sugar. Using a muddler, or the back of a spoon, gently smash mint into lime juice and sugar. Add crushed ice, then rum and stir. Top up with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.

There are countless recipes for the mojito (pronounced moh-HEE-toh), but this is the one Hemingway himself enjoyed at the mojito’s place of birth: La Bodequita del Medio in Havana, Cuba.