A classic mojito is composed of just 4 ingredients – sugar (or simple syrup), mint, rum and lime juice. It’s simple and refreshing – even if you’re not usually a rum drinker.
You can play up the classic mojito by adding fruit (like with our Strawberry Mint Mojito), swapping the tonic water for something more flavorful (like our Coconut Mint Mojito) or blending it with ice (like with our Mojito Slushies) but as long as you keep those core 4 ingredients the same, you’ll be guaranteed a delicious and smooth drink that pairs well with food or is just a nice drink on a hot day.
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Ingredients for Classic Mojito Cocktail
- Soda water, to taste
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: add additional fruit for a fun twist.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Ice maker
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Mojito
Fill glasses with ice and set aside.
Place mint leaves, lime juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker and muddle gently to release the mint flavors.
Pour in the rum and give a good stir.
Strain into your glasses and garnish with additional lime slices or mint.
Taste to determine if you want a splash of soda water.
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Grab your free printable for an easy mojito cocktail:
- 2 oz white rum
- ½ fresh lime
- 12 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar
- Soda water, to taste
- Fill glasses with ice and set aside.
- Place mint leaves, lime juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker and muddle gently to release the mint flavors.
- Pour in the rum and give a good stir.
- Strain into your glasses and garnish with additional lime slices or mint.
- Taste to determine if you want a splash of soda water.
What favorite cocktail recipe would you like to see us recreate or bring a creative twist to?