This easy Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst on the hottest summer days with mint, rum, and bubbles. So refreshing!

A mojito cocktail in a low-ball glass.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Mojito ingredients labeled.

Ingredient notes

  • Sugar: Or substitute agave, honey or simple syrup. Feel free to use more or less to taste.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a medium sturdy glass, add mint leaves, 3 lime wedges, and the sugar. Use a muddler to crush them together, releasing the mint oils and the lime juice.
Making a mojito cocktail in a low-ball glass.
  1. Fill the glass with ice. Add rum, top with club soda, and garnish with mint leaves and remaining lime wedge.
A mojito cocktail in a low-ball glass.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 1 cocktail.
  • No muddler: Use the back of a sturdy kitchen utensil for muddling.
  • Havana additions: Many hotels in Havana, Cuba add Angostura bitters or use lemon juice instead of lime juice.
  • Nojito: The non-alcoholic Mojito mocktail.
  • Cojito: Substitute coconut-flavored rum.
  • Mojito Blanco: This Mexican variation uses tequila instead of rum.
  • Fruit Mojito: Add fruit juice or puree such as grapefruit, pears, raspberries, strawberries, or oranges.
  • South Side: Substitute gin for the rum (add seltzer for a South Side Fizz).
  • Big Batch: To make a pitcher of 8 Mojitos, muddle 80 mint leaves (about 4 ounces or 2-3 bunches) with the juice of 4 limes and ½ cup sugar (or more to taste). Add 1 ½ cups (12 ounces) white rum. Add ice and top with club soda.

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A mojito cocktail in a low-ball glass.

Mojito Cocktail

This easy Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst on the hottest summer days with mint, rum, and bubbles. So refreshing!
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 serving
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuban
Calories 208

Ingredients 

  • 10 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 lime cut into 4 wedges, divided
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or to taste (see note 1)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Instructions 

  • In a medium sturdy glass, add mint leaves, 2 lime wedges, and the sugar. Use a muddler to crush them together, releasing the mint oils and the lime juice.
  • Fill the glass with ice. Add rum, top with club soda, and garnish with mint leaves and remaining lime wedges.

Recipe Video

Notes

  1. Sugar: Or substitute agave, honey or simple syrup. Feel free to use more or less to taste.
  2. Yield: This recipe makes 1 cocktail.
  3. No muddler: Use the back of a sturdy kitchen utensil for muddling.
  4. Havana additions: Many hotels in Havana, Cuba add Angostura bitters or use lemon juice instead of lime juice.
  5. Nojito: The non-alcoholic Mojito mocktail.
  6. Cojito: Substitute coconut-flavored rum.
  7. Mojito Blanco: This Mexican variation uses tequila instead of rum.
  8. Fruit Mojito: Add fruit juice or puree such as grapefruit, pears, raspberries, strawberries, or oranges.
  9. South Side: Substitute gin for the rum (add seltzer for a South Side Fizz).
  10. Big Batch: To make a pitcher of 8 Mojitos, muddle 80 mint leaves (about 4 ounces or 2-3 bunches) with the juice of 4 limes and ½ cup sugar (or more to taste). Add 1 ½ cups (12 ounces) white rum. Add ice and top with club soda.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 41mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 442IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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  1. This is my go-to recipe all summer. Everyone know that we keep a huge mint plant and they will always have a mojito when they come over. This is the best recipe I’ve found so far! Thanks Meggan!5 stars

  2. We made a pitcher of these and brought it to our annual homeowners association meeting. It flew by without a hiccup, and everyone was in a great mood. Must have been the mint! ; ) Thanks for telling us what to do with the garden mint, this was 11/10!5 stars