The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Fourth of July Mojito Recipe

Fourth of July: the grill is fired up, watermelon slices are chilled, and the kiddos are excited about ohhing and ahhing during the PM’s fireworks show. How about adding a Mojito to your Independence Day tradition?

I’ll be sipping this authentic and refreshing drink recipe courtesy of Mixology Mad Scientist Mcgarrit Franco of Washington, DC’s Cuba Libre.


“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…” ¿Wanna non-alchie version? Skip the rum. Courtesy: @WiseLatinaClub’s @VivianaHurtado

This is a first for The High Heeled Kitchen (click here to view more recipes from The High Heeled Kitchen video recipe series): a drink recipe plus, as you’ll see in the video, the first time a featured guest almost steals the spotlight.

Click below to watch this video recipe:

Cuba Libre’s Mojito Recipe


6-8 sprigs of mint leaves

1 oz. and ½ of rum

1 oz. and a ¼ of fresh lime juice

2 and a ½ ozs. of fresh guarapo

Lemon lime soda


Measure ingredients using a jigger, combine with ice in a mixing tin.

¡Shake it!

Pour into a Collins glass and top with lemon lime soda.

Garnish with lime.



Exclaim: ¡Delicioso!

This post was first published as “The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Happy New Year Mojito Recipe” on December 29, 2011.

What is your favorite Fourth of July drink?


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