Classic Cuban Cocktail


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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) fresh lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons heaping superfine sugar
  • 2 cups  crushed ice
  • 24 fresh mint leaves, plus 5 small sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 cup  (2 ounces) white rum
  • 4 tablespoons  (2 ounce) club soda


  • In 10-ounce glass (such as Collins or highball), stir together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup crushed ice. Rub mint leaves over rim of glass, then tear leaves in half and add to glass.
  • Gently stir for 15 seconds, then add rum, remaining crushed ice, and club soda. Gently stir for 5 seconds, then tuck mint sprigs into top of glass and insert tall straw.
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