Mojito Cocktail

What is more refreshing on a hot summer day than mint, rum, and bubbles? This Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst in no time while providing a bit of liquid libation!

If you need the perfect appetizer to go along with these mojitos, try out my chipotle corn salsa or chipotle tomato salsa with my homemade tortilla chips!

How do I prepare a mojito?

Muddle the mint and lime juice in the bottom of a highball or cocktail glass.  Add a bit of sugar and more lime, muddle again, fill with ice, top with rum and club soda, and enjoy! The sugar can be replaced with healthier versions such as honey or agave, adding a natural sweetness that actually dissolves better in the cocktail.

Where are mojitos from?

Mojitos are from Cuba and possibly from as long ago as the 1500’s. While the history isn’t clear, some say the cocktail was developed around the time that Sir Francis Drake arrived to rob Havana (the original version being “El Draque” or “The Drake.”)

What is mojito flavor?

Mojito is a cocktail consisting of five ingredients – mint, lime, sugar, rum, and club soda.  The combination of mint, lime, and sweetness is meant to compliment the white rum.

What is more refreshing on a hot summer day than mint, rum, and bubbles? This Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst in no time while providing a bit of liquid libation! The sugar can be replaced with healthier versions such as honey or agave, adding a natural sweetness that actually dissolves better in the cocktail.

Are mojitos sweet?

Yes and no.

Mojitos are made from fresh mint, lime, sugar, and rum.  Ice and club soda are used to make a tall drink, but also helps to dilute the sweet flavors.

The end result should be tart, citrusy, tangy, and minty with a nice punch from the rum.

Which rum is best for mojitos?

Any brand of your favorite white rum will do.  I used Cruzan Light Rum, but you can also try Bacardi Silver White Rum, Appleton White Rum, Havana Club Anejo Blanco Rum, or Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum.

What is more refreshing on a hot summer day than mint, rum, and bubbles? This Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst in no time while providing a bit of liquid libation! The sugar can be replaced with healthier versions such as honey or agave, adding a natural sweetness that actually dissolves better in the cocktail.

Can I use a different sweetener other than sugar?

Yes!  To make a healthier or “skinny” mojito, replace the 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 ½ tablespoons of honey or agave nectar.

The natural sweetness of honey or agave are more easily digested and actually dissolve better in the cocktail since they are liquid in natural form.

Keep in mind the honey or agave may impart a different flavor, making your mojito unique from the traditional!

What do you do with a muddler?

A muddler is a bartender’s tool used to mash cocktail ingredients such as herbs, fruits, and spices in the bottom of a cocktail glass prior to mixing.  The light pressure helps to release the ingredients’ juices and natural aromas.

What is more refreshing on a hot summer day than mint, rum, and bubbles? This Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst in no time while providing a bit of liquid libation! The sugar can be replaced with healthier versions such as honey or agave, adding a natural sweetness that actually dissolves better in the cocktail.

How do you muddle mint without a muddler?

Simply use any gentle kitchen utensil such as the end of a wooden spoon or French rolling pin.

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Mojito Cocktail

What is more refreshing on a hot summer day than mint, rum, and bubbles? This Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst in no time while providing a bit of liquid libation!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword cocktails, mint, rum
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 272 kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.

  2. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
  3. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

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3 comments


  1. 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!


  2. 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!

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