Mojito Recipe

The Real Mojito

The mojito is one of the most famous rum-based highballs. There are several versions of the mojito. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.

This is an authentic and simple recipe for mojito. It’s a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time!

Prepare time: 10 mins
Inactive cook time: 10 mins
Servings: 1 cocktail
Ingredients: 6

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Steps: 6

  1. Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass.
  2. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.
  3. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
  4. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water.
  5. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired.
  6. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

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