Cuban Mojito


This is a traditional mojito recipe, very similar to the drinks I enjoyed in Varadero, Cuba. The muddling and the order of the ingredients helps ensure that all the flavors are well blended. Serve with a straw and a decorative stir stick to keep the different flavors well mixed together. Mint sprigs may be used for a garnish instead of lime wedges. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges

  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

  • ½ cup white rum

  • 2 cups club soda

  • 2 cups crushed ice

  • 2 wedges lime, as garnish


  1. Place 1 teaspoon of sugar into each of two 12 ounce glasses. Squeeze the juice from a lime wedge into each glass, drop in the wedge, and add 2 sprigs of mint. Use a spoon or muddler to mash the sugar, lime juice, and mint together in the bottom of the glasses. Fill each glass about half full with crushed ice. Pour 1/4 cup rum into each glass. Fill the glasses with club soda, stir, and garnish with additional lime wedges.

    close up view of a Cuban Mojito in a glass with a straw, garnished with a lime wedge
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