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Toronto’s most authentic mojitos

Genuine article: The mojitos at Bodeguita del Medio, Havana (Photo by Rosino)

Genuine article: The mojitos at La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana (Photo by Rosino)

Torontonians are willing to slap the label “mojito” on just about any rum-based beverage containing mint. Cubans tell a different story, though. Making an authentic mojito requires properly muddling the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves to blend the flavours before adding aged rum, ice and soda water. That’s how they do it at La Bodeguita del Medio, where Ernest Hemingway frequently drowned his sorrows. Using their recipe as our guide, we set out to learn how some of Toronto’s tastiest mojitos measure up in terms of authenticity.

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