Cuba: Mojito Recipe


A Mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, sparkling water and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular in the island.

  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Fresh yerbabuena (or mint) leaves
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • Soda water

Put sugar and lime juice in a glass. Crush a few fresh mint leaves into the sugar and the lime juice. Add one ounce of white rum and ice cubes. Fill with soda water and serve with a sprig of mint.