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Mojito Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Theresa Alvarez, Basic Science Immunology
Added: Monday, September 22, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Juice from 1 lime (2 ounces)
4 mint leaves
1 sprig of mint
Havana Club white Rum (2 ounces)
2 ounces club soda

Directions:
Directions:
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, so it may not require all of the juice from a single lime. Add the powdered sugar, then gently smash the mint into the lime juice and sugar with a muddler (a long wooden device though you can also use the back of a fork or spoon if one isn't available). 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.


** Optional ** While the following isn't the authentic original Bodeguita del Medio Cuban recipe for a mojito, some people will take half of the juiced lime and cut into into four wedges to add to the glass. Another variation is to add Angostura bitters to cut the mojito's sweetness, which is a popular version in Havana hotels although not the true Bodeguita recipe. Some Cubans also use "guarapo" in place of the powdered sugar, which is sugar cane syrup available in the Latin food section of some supermarkets and definitely in online Latin grocery stores (typically sold in 12 ounce cans just like soft drinks).

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The original authentic recipe served to Earnest Hemmingway in the “Bodeguita del Medio”, Havana, Cuba (circa 1950’s)

 

 

 

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