Cuban Mojito

Mojitos!  My favorite.  And very easy.

Don’t use simple syrup if you want a more authentic taste – muddling the sugar, lime juice and mint leaves is how it’s done in Cuba!

This makes a big drink with less alcohol (usually you’d add just a splash of club soda), perfect for sipping on a hot day.

Cuban Mojito

  • 10 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
  • 2-3 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda
In a tall glass (16 ounces), squeeze lime juice from wedges (throw them in once squeezed), and add the mint leaves and sugar.
Using a muddler (I have this one) or a spoon, gently crush the lime wedges and mint leaves into the sugar.
Fill glass with ice, add rum and top with club soda.  Stir and enjoy!

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