Monday, May 25, 2015

cuban cocktails: mojito + cuba libre

this memorial day weekend, the family is all spending the long weekend at the beach together. my mom and I brought a few items back from our trip to cuba for the beach house, including a cocktail tray, mojito glasses, and cuban rum from el floridita bar in havana. hemingway is said to have consumed 16 daiquiris in one sitting at this bar, with double shots. for us, it's time to put the rum to good use and it's the first time we've made cuban drinks stateside with our havana club.

in cuba, we were always greeted with either a mojito or a cuba libre at every cocktail hour or meal. mom and I are recreating them for everyone today and recapping a little bit of our trip with the family. both of these cocktails are pretty easy to make, especially the cuba libre, and are super refreshing. cheers!







MOJITO
ingredients:
-1/4 lime wedge
-6-8 mint leaves
-1 oz. simple syrup
-2 oz. rum
-club soda
instructions:
squeeze the lime wedge into the bottom of the glass, dropping the wedge into the glass. add the mint leaves and simple syrup. muddle well. add rum and stir. add ice and top with club soda to your liking. stir well again before serving.


CUBA LIBRE
ingredients:
-4 oz. coca-cola
-2 oz. rum
-lime juice, 1/2 lime's worth

instructions:
fill your high ball with a few ice cubes, squeeze lime juice over ice and add rum. top with coca-cola to your liking. and enjoy! works well with white or dark rum.


2 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to have try a cuba libre this weekend!! Thanks for the recipes!

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  2. ya girl! try the mojito too, it's really not hard if you buy store-bought simple syrup. so refreshing! xx have a great weekend.

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