The Mojito Cubano Cocktail is the sophisticated sister to the Cuba Libra, another iconic Cuban cocktail. This drink relies on fresh mint leaves to capturing the classic mojito flavor. This is the perfect summer drink to use fresh mint from your garden.
Havana, Cuba, is said to be the birthplace of the mojito. When Sir Francis Drake’s ships sailed toward Havana in 1580 a small boarding party went ashore on Cuba and came back with ingredients for an effective medicine.
The ingredients were aguardiente de caña (translated as “burning water”, a crude form of rum made from sugar cane) mixed with local tropical ingredients: lime, sugarcane juice, and mint.
For the true taste of Cuba, make an authentic Cuban Mojito at home by following our simple Mojito Cubano Cocktail recipe. Be sure to make enough to share with your friends!
Mojito Cubano Cocktail
- wooden muddler
- small wooden spoon
- 2 tsp white cane sugar
- ½ lime juice only
- 1 long mint sprig
- 1 shot white rum
- 3 drops aromatic bitters Angostura brand is best
- club soda
- In each glass: add 2 teaspoons white cane sugar, and the juice of half a lime.
- Place one long mint stem into each glass and simply muddle (push down and twist) the bottom of the mint stem only (NOT THE MINT LEAVES) into the sugar and lime juice.
- Add 1 shot of white rum, 3 drops of aromatic bitters.
- Add few ice cubes, top with club soda, mix, and sip away!
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