The Mojito. What drink better represents Havana? It has ties to Ernest Hemingway, Sir Francis Drake, and the Canary Islands. And like most good stories and classic drinks, the true origin of the mojito has been lost to the mists of time.What we do know is that the Mojito has a rich history that binds it closely to Havana and a restaurant by the name of La Bodeguita del Medio. And it is there that Hemingway was rumored to be a regular, as evidenced by a framed note that reads, ”My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita. — Ernest Hemingway.” Believe what you will, but make sure to try their recipe for the classic Cuban Mojito.
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 lime (freshly squeezed)
- 2 sprigs of fresh mint
- 3 oz club soda
- 1 1/2 oz white rum (we recommend Margaritaville Silver Rum)