A Matcha Made in Heaven: Matcha Mojitos with Cuban Sandwiches

A Matcha Made in Heaven: Matcha Mojitos with Cuban Sandwiches

A Matcha Made in Heaven: Pairing Matcha Mojitos with Cuban Sandwiches

If you're seeking an intriguing culinary adventure, the combination of Matcha Mojitos and a traditional Cuban sandwich (Cubano) offers a delightful harmony of flavours. This fusion of Japanese-inspired matcha with a beloved Cuban staple promises to elevate your taste experience to new heights.

The Perfect Pairing

Matcha Mojito: This refreshing twist on the classic mojito incorporates vibrant matcha powder, offering earthy notes that harmonise beautifully with the cocktail's minty freshness.

Cuban Sandwich (Cubano): A Cubano is a hearty sandwich featuring roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard, all pressed together between slices of Cuban bread.

Why They Work Together

    • Complementary Flavours: The earthy matcha complements the savoury richness of the Cubano's roasted pork and cheese.
    • Refreshing Contrast: The bright mint in the mojito provides a refreshing contrast to the hearty, savoury sandwich.
    • Cultural Fusion: Embrace the fusion of Japanese and Cuban culinary traditions for a truly unique dining experience.

      Recipe: Classic Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)


      • 1 loaf of Cuban bread (or substitute with French or Italian bread)
      • 1/2 lb roast pork, thinly sliced
      • 1/4 lb ham, thinly sliced
      • 4 slices Swiss cheese
      • Dill pickles, thinly sliced
      • Yellow mustard
      • Butter, softened


      1.  Prepare the Bread: Slice the loaf of Cuban bread horizontally. Spread mustard on both halves of the bread.
      2.  Assemble the Sandwich: Layer the roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles on one half of the bread. Top with the other half to form a sandwich.
      3.  Grill the Sandwich: Heat a panini press or a large skillet over medium heat. Spread butter on the outside of the sandwich.
      4.  Cook the Sandwich: Place the sandwich in the panini press or skillet. If using a skillet, press the sandwich down with a spatula. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
      5.  Serve: Remove the sandwich from the heat and let it cool for a minute. Cut the sandwich into halves or quarters. Serve warm.

          Matcha Mojito Recipe



          1. Muddle Mint: In a glass, muddle the fresh mint leaves with lime wedges until the leaves are bruised.
          2. Mix the Drink: Fill the glass with ice. Pour over the 250ml matcha mojito. Stir well.
          3. Top with Soda: Top off the glass with club soda. Stir gently to combine.
          4. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.

            Enjoy the Fusion

            Embrace the culinary adventure of pairing Matcha Mojitos with homemade Cuban sandwiches. Whether you're hosting a gathering or indulging in a flavourful meal for one, this combination promises a taste experience that's both intriguing and satisfying. Unite the vibrant flavours of Japan and Cuba in a single, memorable meal. Cheers and buen provecho!




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