This Mojito Recipe is simple, easy to make, and totally delicious. You will find yourself coming back to this recipe over and over again!
Happy Friday!! I am so excited for today’s recipe! I’m sharing with you the BEST Mojito Recipe. I’m guilty of being a creature of habit, and one of my habits is going to a Cuban restaurant with Nathan on our date nights for a first stop. We get the most amazing croquettes and a delicious mojito cocktail before heading on to our final destination. It is probably the reason why I always have mojitos on the brain and have made so many mojito variations for the blog. (See the list below.)
You only need five (FIVE!!) ingredients to make a great mojito. And if you are growing mint this summer, you can already cross one off. Traditional mojitos use granulated sugar, but I find that using simple syrup makes for a smoother texture I really love.
What’s in a mojito:
- Simple Syrup – I have a tutorial on how to make your own and always keep a mason jar of it in my refrigerator.
- Mint Leaves
- Lime Juice – Fresh is best, but don’t skip making this amazing cocktail if you only have bottled.
- Rum – Use a quality white rum to make this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE A MOJITO RECIPE
Mojitos are relatively simple to make, invest in a muddler, because you will want to make this all the time. The grooved end helps the mint release its flavor.
This cocktail is so pretty, I love all the step by step photos.
Start by adding your mint leaves to a glass. You want between 6 and 8 leaves. Mint leaves vary greatly in size, so just use your best judgement.
Pour some simple syrup over the mint.
Now add your fresh lime juice.
You want to actually measure it out to get the correct ratio.
Muddle the lime juice, simple syrup, and rum. It just needs a few gentle pushes. We aren’t looking to break up the mint.
Now add in the rum.Mojitos need two ounces of light rum.
Note in the pictures below the dark spots on the mint leaves. That is where the muddler did it’s job.
Add in ice, and give it a gentle stir.
Now top with club soda. Just look at those little spritzes of club soda. Doesn’t it just scream: Drink me on a hot patio.
Sip, enjoy, and make another. Or don’t. This mojito drink does a number on this old lady.
USING OTHER ALCOHOL
A traditional mojito recipe is made with rum. If you are adverse to rum, you could substitute with vodka or even tequila as I do in my Mojito Margarita recipe, though you will be missing the classic flavor.
As I mentioned above, I love doing spins on mojitos. These are what I’ve come up with so far:
- MOJITO SANGRIA
- MOJITO MARGARITAS
- PINEAPPLE MOJITO
- POMEGRANATE MOJITO
- EASY SKINNY MOJITO
- STRAWBERRY BASIL MOJITO
- LEMON GINGER MOJITO
If you make this recipe or any of the others I linked to in this post, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave me a comment and let me know!
- 6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce lime juice
- 2 ounces light rum
- 3 to 4 ounces club soda
- In a high ball glass, add the mint leaves. Pour the simple syrup and lime juice over them and muddle to combine.
- Add rum, fill the glass with ice, and stir to combine.
- Top with club soda and enjoy!