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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!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuban
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 208kcal


  • 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


  • 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.



  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 1/2 cup sugar (or more to taste). Add 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) white rum. Add ice and top with club soda.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg