MOJITO MADE WITH HAVANA CLUB 3
Mojito made with Havana Club 3 Years is a true taste of Cuba! Enjoy the sensorial experience of making an authentic Cuban Mojito at home by following our simple “Mix, Muddle, Mix” recipe. Be sure to make enough to share with your friends!
- 2Teaspoons White Sugar
- 25 mlFresh Lime juice
- 2Sprigs of Mint
- 50 mlHavana Club Añejo 3 Años
- 3Ice Cubes
- Mix the sugar and fresh lime juice with a spoon in your glass.
- Muddle the mint sprigs in the sugar and lime mixture.
- Add the rum and ice cubes, then mix again. Top up the glass with a splash sparkling water.
- Garnish with a mint sprig and…salud!
Many claim that it is actually the mojito that was Ernest Hemingway’s favourite drink.
And La Bodeguita del Medio claims he helped name the drink by mispronouncing the word in Spanish for mint sprig.
La Bodeguita does not claim to have invented it, but to have adapted the recipe by muddling the mint leaves.
The combination of common Cuban ingredients of white rum, water, lime juice and mint had started hundreds of years before that.
There are reports that in the 1580s English explorer Sir Francis Drake was a fan of its predecessor El Draque but others say it appeared in the 19th century and was a creation of Africa slaves in the sugarcane plantations.
Today the mojito is one of world’s the most adapted cocktails.
Not only in flavour but also with variations of spirit, including gin, tequila, whisky etc.
Did Hemingway also drink here? Many locals call bullsh*t on La Bodeguita del Medio’s claim. But again who knows!
It’s just a few doors down from La Floradita, where Hemingway apparently had 12 Cuban drinks each day after a morning of working (Hemingway said he always wrote sober).
So it is possible he stumbled into La Bodeguita del Medio. And with the crowd of tourists that cram inside every day the claim seems to be working.
I’ve never had a drink there but I’ve heard they are quite mediocre.
If you want to drink with locals, you can get mojitos everywhere in Havana for a fraction of the price, although Hemingway may not have drank there.