Mojito o’clock



Since recently returning from a captivating holiday in Cuba, my boyfriend Barney and I (below) have been trying to recreate a little bit of Havanan cocktail magic of our own.

We might be lacking the Caribbean sunshine and fading grandeur that Havana has to offer, but Barney has become an expert at making Mojitos.

They are not quite as good as those we enjoyed at El Floridita, crafted by Cuba’s top mixologists, but this is our recipe – perfected by my very own Tom Cruise. Enjoy!


  • Two shots of Havana Club Anejo Blanco
  • 1 shot of fresh lemon and lime juice
  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Angostura Bitters
  • Soda water
  • Ice

Muddle the mint and sugar together in the bottom of a tall glass. Add the rum and citrus juice and stir. Add ice, top with soda water and finish with a teaspoon of Angostura Bitters and stir again.