5 Iconic Cuban Cocktails

Here are the best iconic Cuban cocktails to try! From the mojito to the daiquiri, Cuba has been at the epicenter of popular mixed drinks.

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There are several cities that are epicenters of classic cocktails: and Cuba is one of them! This country has originated some of the most well-known cocktails of all time. The nightlife scene in Havana in the early 1900’s was second to none, and you’ll find some of the greatest names in drink history bubbling up from this Caribbean island.

Here are the top iconic Cuban cocktails to try! We’ll start with the most popular cocktails you know and love, then branch into some more unique mixed drinks. Whatever the case, this list of popular rum drinks has something for everyone!

And now…the most iconic Cuban cocktails!

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Mojito

The Mojito (Iconic Cuban Cocktail!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s a classic mojito recipe, perfectly balanced with lime, rum and fresh mint! This iconic Cuban cocktail is refreshing and just sweet enough.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) white rum
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) soda water

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and syrup. (Here’s how to muddle mint.)
  2. Add the rum and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold.
  3. Place ice into a glass, and strain in the liquid. Top off the glass with soda water. Garnish with additional mint leaves.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktail

Keywords: Cuban Cocktails

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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