Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe – With a Cambodian Twist
This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the countless rum-based mojito cocktails that we sipped on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 Drink
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 1 lime
- ½ bunch of mint
- 45 mls / 1 ½ oz of white rum – we like Havana Club
- 90 mls / 3 oz soda water
- Ice cubes
- To give your mojito a Cambodian twist:
- 2 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 lemongrass stalk
Cut the lime in half, put one half aside and chop the other half into small pieces.
Squeeze the other lime half into a tall or short 8 oz glass (see above) and add 2 teaspoons of white sugar, and stir vigorously until a lot (but not necessarily all) sugar is dissolved.
Add 8-10 mint leaves (no stems) and the rest of the lime and lightly muddle.
Pour in the white rum, add ice, fill with soda water, and stir.
Fill the glass with springs of mint.
You have an authentic Cuban mojito!
To give your mojito a Cambodian twist:
Crush one kaffir lime leaf lightly, add and stir, then add the second leaf as garnish.
Cut the lemongrass stalk to size so it resembles a straw, bash the root to release the aromas and flavours, and pop it into the glass.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 8g