How To Make A Mojito

The Cuban-born Mojito, a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, saw its popularity soar in the early 2000s. It may not be the trendiest drink anymore, but when prepared well it's delicious and refreshing.

Mojito Ingredients

  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Lime
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 10 Mint leaves, and mint sprig for garnish

Mojito Directions

  1. Gently muddle mint leaves in Collins or highball glass, taking care not to break the leaves.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the glass.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig and enjoy.

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Yield: 1 Cocktail
Updated: 2020-08-31

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Mojito Variations To Try:

  • The Pink Strawberry Mojito Recipe - In this riff, the classic Mojito is elevated with the addition of strawberries as both an ingredient and garnish. A generous splash of grenadine adds a pleasant pink hue.
  • The Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe - This small batch recipe uses a French press to extract flavors of cinnamon, mint, and jalapeño, along with rum and toasted coconut. The longer the mix marinates, the more powerful the flavor.
  • The Blackberry Mojito Recipe - This tasty Mojito calls for blackberries, blackberry jam, and a sprinkling of sugar. Muddle the components with lime and mint to fully release all of the drink’s flavors and aromas.