There is a little joint in Cabo San Lucas that sells Cuban cigars and Cuban Rum Mojitos, it’s called J&J’s. They have only two small tables and two small leather chairs. When you breech the door you are punched in the face with the smoke and smells of freshly lit Cuban cigars.
Over to the right is a small little set up to make the most incredible Mojitos you will ever taste. They cram the shaker with a massive handful of mint, a tablespoon of minced ginger, about 1 to 2 tablespoons of Turbinado sugar. She pours in about a jigger of fresh lime juice and muddles it for a few minutes. Then you pick either 3 or 5 year Cuban Rum. She adds a touch of bitters and tops it with seltzer water. We got ours to go and wandered over to Gus’s Taco joint to enjoy some Mexican Street Tacos.
Below is my attempt to recreate the J&J Mojitos. The only difference is that I don’t have Cuban Rum.
Ingredients for 2 large Mojitos
Juice of 6 limes
5 jiggers of rum
2 tbs of turbinado sugar
1 tbs of minced ginger
Handful of fresh mint
two dashes of bitters