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Mojito recipe: The spirit of Cuba

Mar 09, 2018 by Emily Houston

The history of the mojito is full of mystery and intrigue. While its roots are undeniably tied to Cuba, African influences and everyone from Sir Francis Drake to Ernest Hemingway and James Bond have had a part in its creation and place within the modern bar scene. This refreshing drink pairs perfectly with a little warm weather, whether you find yourself relaxing poolside or basking in the Caribbean sun.


Total time:

10 minutes


1 drink

Recipe origin:



  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 oz white rum
  • Ice cubes
  • Soda water


Cut lime and squeeze 3/4 of it into a highball glass. Add mint leaves and sugar. Blend the ingredients together by pushing and twisting with a muddler. Add rum and ice. Mix to dissolve the sugar, keeping the mint leaves on the bottom of the glass. Add soda water and garnish with lime cut into wedges or rounds.

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About the author | Emily Houston
Emily loves the simple travel moments—like watching hours pass by in minutes while sharing a meal and a laugh (or many) with her friends and family. Outside the office, you'll find Emily listening to anything and everything John Mayer, attempting to cook a New York Times recipe, or dreaming up her next trip.

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