Essentials Havana | Mojitos at Bodeguita del Medio | Travelspective

Nostalgic Charm of this Hemingway haunt.

Where are the best places to procure a drink in Havana, Cuba? Drinkers well versed in their history of literature know Ernest Hemingway said it best, “my mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita.” Mojitos were known to be the famed American writer’s drink of choice circa the 1950s. Former hangout to Ernest Hemingway, you could say not much has changed at La Bodeguita since the fifties. The décor serves as an ode to Cuban culture but primarily pays homage to Hemingway, who is credited with making La Bodeguita famous. It’s one of the core reasons literature fans flock to Cuba from all over the world – to sip on the original Cuban mojito just as Hemingway did.