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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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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


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


  • 3 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) white rum
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) soda water


  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
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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