This Classic Mojito Recipe is one of the most refreshing cocktails you’ll ever have! Made with white rum, lime juice and fresh mint leaves, this drink is a definite crowd pleaser.
Hey-oh! It’s Friday which means it’s time to make some drinks!
I’m super excited to be sharing this classic mojito recipe because I’ve been obsessed with this cocktail for the longest time. I have no idea how my love for them started, but I just remember asking for them at every single bar I went to while I was in college. Just ask my friends – I’m pretty sure I annoyed them because of how often I asked for this drink.
Sadly, 9 times out of 10, the bar couldn’t make it for me because they didn’t have fresh mint. What the what?! Yeah, it was always a bummer, but I think that’s what made me want them even more.
And the moment when I finally did get one? GLORIOUS.
Nowadays, when I’m craving a a mojito, I just make one myself.
They’re super simple to make, so refreshing and instantly puts me in a better mood. Maybe it’s the white rum? Could be, though I’m going to say it’s the mint. 🙂
I’m not trying to make this drink sound healthy at all, but when I was doing a little research on writing this post, I came across so many resources that talked about the countless benefits of mint.
- helps with gas and indigestion
- no more nausea
- goodbye bad breath!
- boosts immunity
- natural stimulant that can help you feel more energized
All of those things sound good to me!
How to make a Mojito
Here’s what you’ll need.
- fresh mint
- white rum
- lime juice
- club soda
- a little sugar
- ice + tall glass
First, you’ll want to fill your glass with ice. Then, add the mint, rum, lime juice and sugar to a cocktail shaker (or a large glass if you don’t have one).
Next comes the most important part – releasing all the minty fresh flavor! To do this, grab a cocktail muddler like this and firmly press down on the leaves and twist a little. Do this a few times until the leaves are super fragrant, but make sure not to totally tear apart the leaves. You don’t want them turning into mush.
Once that’s done, shake all the ingredients together and pour into the glass full of ice. Fill it up the rest of the way with some club soda and drink up!
Note: Mojitos are not Mexican. They actually come from Cuba, but I love them so much, I couldn’t help but share!
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum (one shot from standard size shot glass)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- club soda
- Fill a 12-ounce highball glass with ice and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the rum, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves.
- Using a cocktail muddler or the back of a spoon, lightly press on the mint leaves to release some of the oils until fragrant. Be careful not to overmuddle and completely tear the leaves to little pieces - just keep pressing on them with the muddler until the drink is super fragrant.
- Cover and shake to combine. Pour into the prepared glass and top it off with a splash of club soda.
- Garnish with fresh lime slices and a sprig of mint.
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