Mojito Criollo No.2 – Classic 1935 Cuban Gin Mojito

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Mojito Criollo No.2 Cocktail
Mojito Criollo No.2 Cocktail

A variation of the original Mojito from the 1935 Bar La Florida recipe book, this recipe calls for gin instead of rum. That is the only difference. The book also uses lemon juice in the original one, which I swapped for lime juice instead. My description for the Mojito Criollo #1 provides my justification and reason for using lime instead of lemon. And since I used lime in the first one, I will keep with lemon in this one for varieties sake. Both the #1 and #2 are excellent drinks, and the use of gin makes this taste like a more refreshing highball version of a Southside.


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Mojito Criollo No.2

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Course: DrinksCuisine: Cuban






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Learn how to make the a classic Mojito No.2.


  • 5 Mint Leaves

  • 1 oz Simple Syrup

  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

  • 2 oz Dry Gin

  • 5 oz Soda Water


  • Combine mint leaves and simple syrup in the serving glass and muddle together.
  • Add spirit. Add ice to the serving glass and stir for 20 – 30 seconds.
  • Pour soda water into glass and give the drink a couple last turns to mix.



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