The beloved Mojito. A classic cocktail enjoyed all over the world, one of the most famous rum-based highballs, and like many of the best things in life – it originated in Cuba, over 500 years ago.
It was the drink of choice for famous author Ernest Hermingway, who spent many of his days in Cuba, and is said to have helped spread the popularity of this now world renowned cocktail.
Likewise, the scene in the 2002 Bond movie Die Another Day, where Pierce Brosnan’s Bond enjoys a Mojito while chatting up Jinx (Halle Berry), is said to have led to a spike in popularity of the already renowned cocktail.
And if that weren’t enough to pay homage to one of our favourite Cuban cocktails, it now even has its own Day in the calendar every year – 11th July – International Mojito Day.
The Making of a Mojito
A traditional Mojito is made with five ingredients: white rum, sugar (or sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water & mint. The harmony of sweet, citrus & mint flavours combined with the kick of rum, makes this a refreshing drink to be enjoyed all year round.
To prepare a Mojito at home, starting with a highball glass add freshly squeezed lime juice to sugar (or syrup) and mint leaves. Gently mash these ingredients with a muddler, being careful to only bruise (not shred) the mint leaves, enough to release the essential oils. Next add the rum and briefly stir to dissolve the sugar and to lift the mint leaves from the bottom. Finally, with ice and sparkling soda water. Garnish with mint leaves & lime wedges, and enjoy!
Coco Cubano Mojitos
At Coco Cubano we have a beautiful selection of classic and flavoured Mojitos on the menu for you to enjoy every day:
Our classic Mojito made with Havana Club Añejo 3 Años, raw sugar, mint, fresh lime, topped with soda, served long with crushed ice $14.9
LYCHEE & PASSIONFRUIT MOJITO
An exotic Mojito made with Havana Club Especial, lychee & passionfruit muddled with mint & fresh lime, served long with crushed ice $15.9
Sweet and refreshingly fruity, this Mojito is made with Havana Club Especial, strawberry, muddled with mint & fresh lime, served long with crushed ice $15.9
MANGO & COCONUT MOJITO
For a taste of summer, try this Mojito made with Havana Club Especial, mango & roasted coconut, muddled with mint & fresh lime, served long with crushed ice $15.9
Enjoy any of our delicious Mojitos for $9.90 every day during Sunset Happy Hours, 5-7pm.