Havana Mojito

Mojito

This cocktail has a special place in my heart since I was lucky enough to visit La Habana and not only took a class on how to make these, but I got to see so many bartenders making them over and over again – It’s refreshing and brings back such good memories!

The Mojito (Moh-He-Toh), a bit more hands-on compared to other cocktails, but trust me, it’s totally worth the effort. The delightful combo of mint and other goodies guarantees an extra dose of refreshment, typically reserved for those hot summer days. But hey, who says you can’t enjoy it all year round?

If you’re into cool trivia, the Mojito was apparently a favorite of Ernest Hemingway! Rumor has it he used to kick back with these cocktails regularly at the famous Havana bar, La Bodeguita del Medio.

So, next time you’re sipping on a Mojito, remember, you’re sipping on a legend! Cheers! 🍹

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Havana Club White Rum (Bacardi is a great alternative)
  • 1/2 ounce white cane sugar
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 2-3 Fresh mint sprig
  • Club Soda
  • Coca-Cola

Preparation:

  1. In a highball glass, lightly muddle the sugar, lime juice, rum and the stems (very important) of the mint sprig
  2. Fill the glass up with ice
  3. Top off with club soda (Topo Chico is great)
  4. Optional: Splash of Coca-Cola
  5. Crown with another mint sprig (as you would with a mint julep) so that it hits the nose as you drink it