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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
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: beverages, cocktail, cocktails, Cuba, Cuban cocktails, Cuban rum, drinks, Havana Club, mojito, recipe, rum
Servings: 1 Drink
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 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.
  • Serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 8g