Authentic Cuban Mojito (with or without alcohol)

Authentic Cuban Mojito (with or without alcohol)

Coctelero has shared with RecetasGratis a authentic cuban mojito, refreshing and good for any time of the year. In addition to explaining what are the ingredients to make the Cuban mojito, this friend of ours has wanted to explain the best tricks and all the reasons why to know how to make a good mojito step by step and to know why he has exactly what he has and not other ingredients. Do not miss it! If you were looking for the recipe for the original Cuban mojito … you have already found it!

1 person 10m Low difficulty Additional characteristics: Average cost Ingredients:

  • 30 milliliters of lime (juice of half a lime)
  • 2 peppermint branches (leaves and stem)
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 60 milliliters of Havana Club 3 rum (or 2 ounces) (if we want it with alcohol)
  • soda water
  • To decorate (optional):
  • 1 long cocktail spoon
  • 1 peppermint branch

Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1

To make a good original Cuban mojito we take a Collins type glass because it is the best to mix and in which everything is better stylized, and we throw in it sugar and lime juice in that order. It is better to use the freshly squeezed lime juice and not to crush the fruit so as not to add the bitter connotations of the lime skin to the drink.

Trick: Isn't brown sugar added? Not because it dissolves worse and because it gives the mojito a "dirty" appearance.


Then we add the peppermint and crush its stem with a mortar or macerator (without crushing or chopping).

Trick: Isn't peppermint crushed? Not because it can give more flavor than we want and because when drinking the Cuban mojito it can be annoying to stumble upon the pieces of peppermint.


After add the rum (or the same amount of sparkling water if we want it without alcohol) and stir, letting the sugar dissolve, and crush again so that everything takes flavor.

Trick: Is Havana Club 3 rum used? Yes, because it is the Cuban rum that was originally used in the recipe in Cuba.


Then we add ice cubes until they overflow from the glass and we finish filling the glass with sparkling water. If you make the mojito with Sprite it will not be a real Cuban mojito.

Trick: 7up / Sprite / similar is not used because they alter the flavor of the good mojito and provide artificial flavors that do not suit the Cuban cocktail. Are ice cubes used and not crushed ice? Yes because it is more difficult than with ice cubes to melt.


We decorate the authentic cuban mojito with the mint sprig and with the cocktail spoon. If we want more flavor to this aromatic herb, we must squash the peppermint more with the spoon to obtain more flavor.

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