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

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

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.
  1. Fill the glass with ice. Add rum, top with club soda, and garnish with mint leaves and remaining lime wedge.

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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Mojito Cocktail

This easy Mojito cocktail will quench your thirst on the hottest summer days with mint, rum, and bubbles. So refreshing!
5 from 3 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.

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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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