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A Cuban Take on Mojitos

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On a recent trip to Cuba, my friends came back with a new (some a renewed) love of mojitos. I’ve always been one that could take them or leave them, but these gals told me I had to try a mojito made “the Cuban way.” So here we go…
Here’s what you need:
  • 12 -15 small fresh mint sprigs, plus 4 more for garnish.
  • 14 cup sugar, plus.
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, sifted (can use superfine sugar)
  • 12 cup fresh lime juice, chilled.
  • 34 cup white rum or 34 cup golden rum, chilled.
  • 8 dashes Angostura bitters.
  • 2 cups club soda, chilled.
  • crushed ice

Here’s how to make the mojitos:

  1. In a large container or bowl, muddle mint with sugar until the mint is coarsely chopped and the sugar has turned a shade of green.
  2. Add lime juice, rum and bitters and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Strain into a small pitcher.
  4. Pour into iced tea or mojito glasses that are filled about 1/3 with crushed ice and top each drink with 1/2 cup of the club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

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