The ultimate mojito

Get the party started with Manuel Soro's classic Cuban cocktail featuring mint, lime and lots of rum
The ultimate mojito
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  • Serves: 1
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 stick lemongrass, roughly chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 10 mint leaf, plus extra to garnish
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • dash of soda water
  • Havana rum
  • 25 ml limoncello liqueur
  • handful crushed ice cubes
  • splash of angostura bitters


1. Pound the lemongrass in a pestle and mortar then add the mint, lime juice and vanilla sugar and pound together gently (or use a cocktail muddler if you have one).

2. Tip the pounded mixture into a large glass, pour in the soda, rum, limoncello and crushed ice and stir together briskly.

3. Garnish with a thin piece of lemongrass, a sprig of mint and a drop of bitters on the top.

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