Minty Cuban Breeze

This classic Cuban cocktail, Minty Cuban Breeze, is a refreshing combination of white rum, zesty lime juice, and invigorating mint leaves, topped with a splash of sparkling water. It's the perfect drink to cool off on a hot day or to transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Havana.

Minty Cuban Breeze

A refreshing Cuban cocktail with white rum, lime juice, and mint.

4.43 from 64 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 2 oz. Cuban white rum
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. cane sugar syrup (or 2 teaspoons caster sugar)
  • 1 oz. sparkling water (or more to taste)
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Mojito glass or tall tumbler glass
  • Muddler


  1. In a mojito glass, pour in the lime juice.
  2. Add the mint leaves and cane sugar syrup (or caster sugar).
  3. Gently muddle the mint leaves to release their aroma and flavor.
  4. Pour in the Cuban white rum.
  5. Add the sparkling water.
  6. Fill the glass with crushed ice and garnish with lime wedges.
  7. Stir the cocktail to ensure all ingredients are well blended, and serve.