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Cuba's Mojito

Cuba's Mojito

Cuba's mojito is arguably the world's most popular cocktail and with good reason, it's simple, refreshing, and delicious. Here we make three versions: the traditional, the modern, and the "post-modern" using Dave Arnold's nitro muddling technique with liquid nitrogen.


  1. Cocktail set (includes Boston shaker, jigger, bar spoon, hawthorne strainer, fine mesh strainer, julep strainer, muddler, cocktail picks)

  2. Collins glasses

  3. Angled measuring jigger

  4. Dewar tank (10L)

  5. Safety goggles

  6. Protective gloves

Traditional Mojito

  • 1.5oz (60ml) light rum

  • 2tsp (8g) white sugar

  • Juice of half a lime

  • 3oz (90ml) soda water

  • 2 fresh sprigs of mint

  1. Add sugar to collins glass

  2. Squeeze lime juice over the top

  3. Add in mint and soda water

  4. Muddle aggressively for 5 seconds

  5. Top with rum and ice

  6. Insert straw and enjoy

The Modern Mojito

  • 2oz (60ml) white rum

  • 1oz (30ml) simple syrup

  • .75oz (22ml) fresh lime juice

  • 1oz (30ml) soda water

  • 12 mint leaves

  1. Add mint to shaker tin*

  2. Add simple syrup to shaker tin

  3. Add lime juice and rum

  4. Shake with ice for 15 seconds

  5. Double strain into a collins glass with an ice spear

  6. Top with soda and a straw

  7. Stir and enjoy

*To use the nitro muddling technique, please see the video for steps and safety instructions

Nitro muddling technique credit: Dave Arnold

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