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Classic Mojito Recipe

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 easy drink is a definite crowd pleaser.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 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. 


Nutrition Facts
Classic Mojito Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 drink)
Calories 168
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 13g14%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
Calcium 10mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 10mg