Recipe: Dre Masso’s classic mojito

26 July 2016


Director of mixology of PTT Family, the famed group behind Potato Head, Three Buns and Katamama, Dre Masso shares a classic recipe from his new book, ‘Classic Cocktails at Home’. Having served martinis to the likes of Robert de Niro knows what it takes to impress – even with most classic of drinks.

Masso describes this drink as, “Probably the most popular cocktail in the world today, for many this Cuban classic represents the perfect refreshing way to cool down from the heat of the sun.”

“Hemingway enjoyed his Mojito at a small bar in Havana called Bodegita Del Medio where these days coach loads of tourists descend on a daily basis.  The name may derive from mojo, a Cuban seasoning made from lime and used to flavour dishes,” he adds.

What you’ll need 

2 Shots of rum

1 Shot of lime juice

1 Soup spoon of sugar syrup

1 Handful of mint leaves (approximately 10 large leaves)

Soda water (to top)

Highball glass

Large sprig of mint


1. Add the first four ingredients to your shaker, fill with cubed ice and seal.

2. Shake briefly and then pour everything into a highball.

3. Add more cubed ice if required, then top up with soda water and stir well.

4. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

See also: Tastemakers – Janice Wong, Asia’s Best Pastry Chef

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