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How to make a Cuban mojito

How to make a Cuban mojito

The Cuban mojito is one of the most popular drinks throughout the Caribbean. In this article, you will find the recipe and the ingredients you need to make a Cuban mojito at home.

08/08/13 por Caro

Cuban mojito recipe

The Cuban mojito is a refreshing alcoholic drink which comes from Cuba; however, it can be prepared with certain variations in other countries. It is said that the predecessor of this Cuban alcoholic drink was the Draque drink, but the main difference is that the Drake is made of schanapps, while the Cuban mojito is made of rum. The person who makes this alcoholic drink popular all over the world was the American writer Ernest Hemingway due to his visits to the famous bar "La bodeguita del medio", located in La Habana.

How to make a Cuban mojito

You need the following ingredients:

  • 1 spearmint sprig (with 5 or 7 leaves).
  • 1shot glass of lemon juice.
  • White sugar to taste (2 tablespoons is required in some recipes).
  • Crushed ice.
  • 1/2 cup white rum.
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water (or soda).
  • Spoon, cocktail shaker and a highball glass.

"Cuban mojito should be taken carefully due to its high alcohol content."

In order to make a Cuban mojito, you need to crush the spearmint leaves, the sugar and the lemon juice in a mortar and pestle, until you squeeze all the juice. Mix the ingredients well. Then, place the mixture in a highball glass and add the white rum and mix well. Finally, add the crushed ice and the sparkling water.

The Cuban mojito is a sweet alcoholic drink that should be taken carefully. In order to have a tasty recipe, always use fresh and natural ingredients.

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