Cuban Mojito

"Rum-based alcoholic drink. Original recipe from La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba as stated on TasteofCuba.com (http://www.tasteofcuba.com/mojito.html). Very tasty and refreshing...maybe a little more rum, but that's just me! I used about a tablespoon of simple syrup instead of powdered sugar."
 
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photo by Bay Laurel photo by Bay Laurel
photo by Bay Laurel
Ready In:
5mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
1 beverage
Serves:
1
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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 on the website*, 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.

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Reviews

  1. pigtailone
    just like i remembered them...tfs
     
  2. Bay Laurel
    Super refreshing drink. I can easily drink this all Spring and Summer. Thanks for sharing Cali!
     
  3. Boomette
    This is very yummy. I used equal part of lime juice and rum. Thanks Cali :)
     
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