Unofficially the national drink of Cuba, the mojito evokes what fields of sugarcane and rows of tobacco haven't been able to capturea paradoxical island. A bit sweet and somewhat tart, it's concocted out of mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, seltzer, and rum. Having savored the standard at Havana's La Bodeguita del Medio, where Ernest Hemingway was known to fall off his stool, we called for an end to the embargo. Bush didn't listen, so with Papa's guidance we went in search for a... More >>>
By photo: Neil Murphy
What embargo?: Babalu offers the quintessential cuban-ade.