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2 Mojitos over ice made with lime juice,  sugar, mint, rum and soda water garnished with fresh mint leaves and lime wedge

When you’re looking for a light and bubbly drink, this mint mojito recipe requires just a few ingredients to deliver a refreshing cocktail in no time flat.

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Dreaming of a trip to Havana, Cuba? If you can’t make it to the birthplace of the mojito, you’ll love this easy mojito recipe with just five ingredients. Mojitos were reportedly Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktail, and even made an appearance in a James Bond film. With a star-studded past, this is one of our favorite rum-based drinks. What is a Mojito? A classic mojito recipe is fresh, minty, and made with rum.

a bottle of rum, glass of ice, lime juice, sugar, mint and lime wedges in bowls and a muddler to make a mojito

Gather These Mojito Ingredients Before Your Next Happy Hour

We’re serious when we say this is the easiest classic cocktail to make at home. We’ve even been known to take a cue from our favorite mixologist, who recommends smacking the fresh mint against the palm of your hand to release its aromatic properties. Now that you’re ready to start slinging cocktails like a professional, you’ll need the following ingredients to make the best mojito recipe:

  • Limes–about 1-2 fresh limes per mojito

  • Granulated sugar

  • Fresh mint leaves–this is the most important part!

  • Silver rum

  • Soda water

lime juice being poured into a glass with sugar and mint leaves in it to make a mojito
mint leaves, sugar and lime juice being muddled in a glass to make a mojito
rum being poured into a glass with lime juice, sugar, and muddled mint to make a mojito
soda water being poured into a mojito with ice to top it off

How To Make A Mojito

You’ll gently muddle the mint leaves until crushed (but not shredded!) to release the essential oils. You’ll sometimes see a mojito recipe with simple syrup, this is often a shortcut for bartenders because it doesn’t require extra effort to dissolve the sugar. We find that using regular granulated sugar is just fine for making mojitos at home. The best rum for mojitos is typically a white rum, which are more mild than dark rums that are aged longer. We use a silver rum (aka white or light rum) in ours because it doesn’t overpower the mint mojito.

A mojito over ice made with lime juice,  sugar, mint, rum and soda water garnished with fresh mint leaves and lime wedge
2 Mojitos over ice made with lime juice,  sugar, mint, rum and soda water garnished with fresh mint leaves and lime wedge

Tools You’ll Need

  • A cocktail muddler

  • A jigger or ounce measuring cup

  • Highball glasses

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2 Mojitos over ice made with lime juice, sugar, mint, rum and soda water garnished with fresh mint leaves and lime wedge

Don’t Muddle Around - We Wanna See Your Homemade Mojito!

Once you’ve placed that perfect sprig of mint, snap a photo of your mojito and your favorite happy hour bud. Tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Salud!

Mojito

August 19, 2022

  • Serves:1
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Calories:158

Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 lime
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces Silver Rum
  • Soda water

Method

  1. In a highball glass add in sugar, half of the lime juice and mint leaves.

  2. Muddle mint leaves until slightly crushed.

  3. Add in remaining lime juice and rum.

  4. Fill the glass with ice and top off with soda water.

  5. Stir until combined. Serve with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories158
  • Protein0 g
  • Carbohydrates11 g
  • Total Fat0 g
  • Dietary Fiber0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Sodium16 mg
  • Total Sugars4 g

Questions & Reviews

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