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Classic Mojito Cocktail

by on September 13, 2012 · 11 comments

We absolutely love the simplicity of a classic mojito cocktail. Rum, fresh mint, lime and sugar combine to make a refreshing and light cocktail. Make this for one or many, but whatever you do, don’t skip the fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime, they’re essential on this one.

You see, just before adding the rum, a cocktail muddler (or in our case, the end of a wooden spoon) is used to bash the mint and lime together. This helps to release oils from the mint, making sure that your mojito cocktail is full of flavor.

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Classic Mojito Cocktail
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Make this for one or many, but whatever you do, don't skip the fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime, they're essential on this one.
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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda
  • lime slice for garnish
  1. Add lime juice, sugar and eight mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use the end of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to bash (or muddle) the mint into the lime juice and sugar. This releases oils from the mint and helps the sugar dissolve into the lime juice.
  2. Add rum, stir well then pour into a glass filled with ice, leaving about an inch of room then top with club soda. Garnish with extra mint leaves and a lime slice.
Notes and Tips
To make enough for four people follow these amounts:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 tablespoons sugar
32 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1 cup white rum
4 cups ice
1/2 cup club soda
4 lime slices for garnish

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1 phi September 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I feel like an alcoholic looking at mojito recipes this early in the day…


2 JulieD September 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Ooh, you guys, I love a good mojito…has to be my favorite drink!!


3 sandi October 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

Nice basic recipe. My hubby and I improved on the mojito a few years ago when in Rio. We call it the casandao. Just add some fresh Papaya puree on the top. yummmy


4 Joanne October 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Sounds delicious!


5 Christopher Wetmore November 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I wish my little dry town had a bar where I could get these! Yes, I know you can make them yourself, but I don’t go through rum that quick.


6 cynthia April 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Mojito’s are also good with dark spiced rum


7 Joanne April 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Yep! That would be awesome.


8 Stef April 18, 2014 at 2:52 am

I first enjoyed a refreshing Mojito while on holiday in Mexico and I’ve never looked back, although that may be due to the fact that from that point on I don’t remember a thing! Seriously though the Mojito is an absolute winner, especially when shared with someone special.


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