The suddenly popular Mojito cocktail is a deliciously sweet and refreshing tropical drink. Although nowadays the ones they serve in a bar might differ from its original recipe. Here’s how to make an authentic original Bodeguita del Medio Cuban mojito.

Things You'll Need

Place the mint leaves into a tall cocktail glass.

Squeeze about 2 ounces of juice from a cut lime into the glass.

Add the powdered sugar.

Then, gently mash the ingredients together with the back of a spoon.

Add crushed ice and 2 ounces white rum then stir.

Top off with 2 ounces club soda and voila! you have an authentic Cuban mojito.


  • A popular variation is to take half of the juiced lime and cut into four wedges to add to the glass.