Classic Mojito

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Published on Nov 16, 2017

The origins of the drink can be traced back to Cuba.  The original Cuban recipe uses yerba buena, it’s a mint variety which is very popular on the island. When preparing a mojito, lime juice is added to simple syrup and mint leaves. The mixture is then lightly mashed with a muddler, to release the essential oils. Right after, the rum is added to the mixture and briefly stirred to combine all ingredients. Then, the glass is filled with crushed ice, garnished with mint leaves, lime wedges and topped with a sparkling soda.  According to some, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink was the Mojito which he drank often at one of his favorite bars in Havana, Cuba.


Classic Mojito
  1. 2 oz Rum ( Silver or Light )
  2. 2 oz Club Soda
  3. 1 tbs Superfine Sugar
  4. Lime wedges
  5. Mint
  1. Muddle mint leaves, superfine sugar and lime in a mixing glass.
  2. Add rum and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake.
  3. Strain the mixture into a tall glass and top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint.

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