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The Old Man and his Mojito.

mojito-recipeIt must have been about 8 years ago, we were doing a walking tour of Havana (still remember all the people trying to sell us Cohiba cigars) when our guide, full of excitement said…” I’m about to take you for a drink in a very special place”. Turns out it was the old watering hole of none other than Ernest Hemingway. I don’t recall the name of the place, after-all we had just done doing a tour of a rum factory and I did give every beverage they make a special test. I do remember being asked to fork out $4 for a drink that looked like leaves in a glass. Turns out it was a Mojito and those leaves were the essence of the!

A Cuban Classic, the Mojito!

You’ll need…

1 1/2 oz Light Rum
3 tbsp (fresh) lime Juice
2 tsp Sugar
3 (Sprig) Mint
Club Soda

In a tall thin glass, crush part of the mint with a fork to coat the inside. Add the sugar and lemon juice and stir thoroughly. Top with ice. Add rum and mix. Top off with *chilled* club soda (or seltzer). Add a lime slice and the remaining mint, and serve.

After some digging I found the name of the joint, it’s called La Bodeguita del Medi.


This pic was taken during our tour of Havana.. a very historic (Like much of old Havana) cathedral.  The Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Havana (Cathedral of Saint Christopher of Havana)

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4 Responses to “The Old Man and his Mojito.”

  1. Run out of rum? In the Caribbean? SHOCKING! :)


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  2. Obviously I love mojitos and I can only hope that I will get to visit Havana at some point.

  3. Sound incredibly refreshing… We were about to try it on our trip to Jamaica but they run out of rum in the restaurant we were eating (Marley’s Mama Cafe)!! I think I will just get rum and make it myself this weekend :)
    Enjoy your evening, Margot

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  4. Mojito is a favorite choice of drink for me. Beautiful flavors & so light & refreshing especially on a hot a day or when one is dreaming of sun & heat! Here’s an article I wrote on mojitos.


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