"MOJITOS AND HEMINGWAY" Havana Local Custom Tip by LoriPori

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  Lori & Mojitos
by LoriPori
  • Lori & Mojitos - Havana
      Lori & Mojitos
    by LoriPori
  • Hansi & Mojitos - Havana
      Hansi & Mojitos
    by LoriPori

Hemingway would have his usual MOJITO pronounced Moh-hee-toh at his favourite haunt, La Bodeguita Del Medio. I did try one at our resort and I must admit that it's an acquired taste and I didn't much care for it. But there were many that did, so I thought it would be fun to post the original authentic recipe which I got from the website TASTEOF CUBA.com
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Juice from 1 lime ( 2 ounces )
4 mint leaves
Havana Club white rum ( 2 ounces )
2 ounces club soda
1 sprig of mint for garnish

Place the mint leaves into a long mojito glass (often called a "collins" glass) and squeeze the juice from a cut lime over it. You'll want about two ounces of lime juice. Add the powdered sugar, then gently smash the mint into the lime juice and sugar. Add ice (preferably crushed) then add the rum and stir, and top off with the club soda (you can also stir the club soda in as per your taste). Garnish with a mint sprig.
You can also add a lime slice to the rim of the glass.

Website: http://www.tasteofcuba.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 24, 2007
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