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Mojito Recipe

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A simple and refreshing mojito recipe made the old fashioned way with fresh mint, fresh lime juice, club soda, and white rum.

Kim and I used to live in South Florida and let me tell you, the culinary scene there is phenomenal!

During those years, I learned a lot about seafood and cocktails. In fact, many of the drinks you’ll find on our site are tropical themed.

From key lime martinis to party punch, we have quite a selection of brisk, refreshing drinks.

For today, we’re sharing a classic mojito recipe. As you might expect, it’s made with fresh mint, lime juice, and club soda.

It’s a very simple drink loaded with flavor that’s sure to please any rum lover.

Easy mojito recipe in two glasses.
I always use fresh mint when making mojitos.

How do you make our mojito recipe:

First, add the fresh mint leaves and granulated sugar to your shaker cup. After that, use a muddler to grind the mint and sugar together.

Fresh mint leaves being added to a metal shaker.
Muddling the mint releases the natural oils.

Next, add a handful of ice to your glasses and prep your garnishes. Now, pour the simple syrup, white rum, club soda, lime juice, and ice into the shaker.

Then, gently swirl or shake the cocktail shaker to combine the ingredients.

A measuring cup pouring lime juice into the shaker.
Fresh lime juice is the only way to go!

Last, pour the mixed cocktail into your glasses and garnish them with fresh mint and lime wedges.

Serve the drinks and enjoy your mojitos responsibly. That’s it, the recipe is done! Kim and I wish you all the best 🙂

Mojito Recipe Tips & FAQ’s:

  • If you don’t have a drink muddler, then try using a metal kitchen spoon to bruise the fresh mint.
  • Granulated sugar makes the best mojito; however, not everyone is a fan of the ingredient. Feel free to substitute any granulated sweetener of your choice.
  • For the best mojito, I only recommend using fresh mint and fresh lime juice.

Is mojito a rum or vodka?

A traditional mojito uses rum, usually white rum. With that being said, there are vodka versions of this tropical cocktail.

What alcohol is best for mojitos?

If you’re making a normal mojito, then use a mid to top-shelf white rum; like Cana Brava or El Dorado.

A close-up view of the finished lime and mint cocktail.
This cocktail recipe makes 2 drinks.

Other mojito recipes you may love:

Don’t forget to check out our Mojito Recipe web story!

The lime and mint cocktails served over ice.

Classic Mojito Recipe

Yield: 16 Ounces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A simple and refreshing mojito recipe made the old fashioned way with fresh mint, fresh lime juice, club soda, and white rum.


  • 16 Large Mint Leaves
  • 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 6 Ounces Simple Syrup
  • 4 Ounces White Rum
  • 4 Ounces Club Soda
  • 2 Ounces Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Ice or more as needed


  1. Place mint leaves and granulated sugar into a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to gently bruise the mint leaves.
  2. Next, add the simple syrup, rum, club soda, lime juice, and ice. Gently shake to combine.
  3. Pour into a cocktail glass over ice without straining. Garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint. Serve immediately.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 (8-ounce) mojito cocktail. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 6gSugar: 44gProtein: 3g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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