Thanks to the former President Barack Obama, embargo laws against the country of Cuba have been loosened. This includes the legality of cuban rum, cigars, and other goods for non-comercial use in the USA (aka, if you bring it back in your suitcase, and use it for personal use, you are good to go). Like many Americans, I was intrigued by Cuban culture and lifestyle. So, I made the quick trip from Florida to Cuba to explore the beautiful country and put my 6+ years of Spanish to good use. Oh, and learned to make a mighty mojito, from locals, along the way...

Cuban Mojito

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 shot Honey
  • 1 shot Lime Juice
  • Splash Sparkling Water
  • 5 Seconds Gold Rum
  • 1 Mint Sprig
  • Ice
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  • Step 1

    Pour 1 shot of Honey into a glass

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  • Step 2

    Pour 1 shot of lime juice into a glass. Mix well and follow with a splash of soda water.

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  • Step 3

    Pour gold rum (Havana Club if you're lucky enough) for 5 seconds into a glass. Cuban tip: if you're opening a brand new bottle, be sure to pour out a swig for "good karma".

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  • Step 4

    Add 1 mint sprig and crush the stem. Cuban tip: It is very important you crush ONLY the stem and not the leaves, as this is where the flavor is.

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  • Step 5

    Add Ice to the rim

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  • Step 6

    Finish off with more soda water

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