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Classic Rum Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Classic rum mojito recipe with lots of fresh mint and lime. Plus, our tips for making it best. Jump to the Mojito Recipe now or read on to see how we make it.

We absolutely love the simplicity of the classic mojito cocktail. Rum, fresh mint, lime and sugar combine to make a refreshing and fun cocktail.

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Our Tips for Making the Best Mojito

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.

Classic Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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 fresh mint, making sure that your cocktail is full of flavor. Enjoy!

Recipe updated, originally posted September 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a quick recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

Classic Rum Mojito Cocktail Recipe

  • PREP

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.

Makes 1 drink

You Will Need

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice

2 teaspoons sugar

8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish

2 ounces (1/4 cup) white rum

1 cup ice

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) club soda

Lime slice for garnish


    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.

    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.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • To make enough for four people follow these amounts: 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, 3 tablespoons sugar, 32 fresh mint leaves, 1 cup white rum, 4 cups ice, 1/2 cup club soda, and 4 lime slices for garnish.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values for 1 drink.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 drink / Calories 176 / Protein 0 g / Carbohydrate 14 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 9 g / Total Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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  • Thomas Porter July 29, 2017, 5:31 pm

    Great recipe, by using lime juice as opposed to muddling lime, mint & sugar you avoid the bitter oils in the lime skin. Best mojito I’ve made from this recipe.


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