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posted: 07/26/19

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This Mojito Recipe is simple, easy to make, and totally delicious. You will find yourself coming back to this recipe over and over again!

up close view of a high ball glass filled with a mojito cocktail, lime slices, fresh mint, striped green straws, and garnished with lime wedges and fresh mint

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.)

MOJITO INGREDIENTS

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.

overhead view of two highball glasses filled with the best mojito recipe, ice, lime wedges, and fresh mint

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.

three high ball glasses with mint leaves in them and simple syrup is being poured into the first glass

Now add your fresh lime juice.

You want to actually measure it out to get the correct ratio.

three high ball glasses with mint in them and a lime being squeezed into the first one to make a mojito drink

Muddle the lime juice, simple syrup, and rum. It just needs a few gentle pushes. We aren’t looking to break up the mint.

three high ball glasses with mint and lime juice and simple syrup in them and the first glass has a wood muddler about to muddle the ingredients for a mojito

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.

three high ball glasses with muddled mint and lime juice in them to make a mojito recipe and white rum being poured in the first glass

Add in ice, and give it a gentle stir.

three glasses filled with ice with the first one being mixed by a long spoon to make a mojito

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.

three glasses filled with ice, with mint and lime infront of the first glass and club soda being poured into it to make a mojito cocktail

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.

MOJITO VARIATIONS

As I mentioned above, I love doing spins on mojitos. These are what I’ve come up with so far:

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!

three high ball glasses on a white surface against a gray background filled with lime slices, a mojito recipe, fresh mint leaves, and garnished with green and white stripped straws, fresh mint and a lime wedge

three high ball glasses on a white surface against a gray background filled with lime slices, a mojito recipe, fresh mint leaves, and garnished with green and white stripped straws, fresh mint and a lime wedge
5 from 2 votes

Mojito Recipe

Serves: 1 cocktail
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Mojito Recipe is simple, easy to make, and totally delicious. You will find yourself coming back to this recipe over and over again!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!
Calories: 213kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 22g (7%) Sodium: 28mg (1%) Potassium: 30mg (1%) Sugar: 20g (22%) Vitamin C: 9.9mg (12%) Calcium: 10mg (1%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: Cuban
three high ball glasses on a white surface against a gray background filled with lime slices, a mojito recipe, fresh mint leaves, and garnished with green and white stripped straws, fresh mint and a lime wedge

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  1. Shonda Schoepke says

    Can’t wait to try this!!!! Love all your recipes I’ve tried!!! Super impressed and boyfriend approved! ????????

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh Shonda, that means more to me than you could know! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know!

  2. Cindy K. says

    Can someone recommend the exact rum they use? I’m a complete alcohol ametuer and want to get this one right!! Thanks so much!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Cindy, I personally think that Bacardi is a great rum without breaking the bank.

  3. Wayne Winkler says

    l grow my own mint and make a simple syrup with 1 cup of sugar with each cup of water, add a hefty handful of mint leaves and let it steep like tea. One shot of minty simple syrup, 2 shots of rum, over ice, finish off with club soda and a sprig of mint to garnish!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I LOVE infused simple syrup! Have you tired it with basil?

  4. Wayne Winkler says

    Will have to try, grow fresh Basil also!

  5. Tracy says

    Loved it!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad to hear that Tracy!

  6. gf says

    5 stars
    THIS was SOOOOO GOOD and TASTY!!!! I used Bacardi white rum and purchased simple syrup…and followed recipe. Came out PERFECT!!!! A keeper!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked it!

  7. LG Smith says

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this. Love mojitos.

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