This mojito recipe is so perfectly balanced that you are going to be smacking your lips after every sip! The combination of rum, mint, lime and simple syrup makes this one of the most refreshing cocktails!!
The first time I had a mojito cocktail was at a restaurant near where I live. I told the bartender I didn’t like overly sweet drinks and she recommended the mojito. I decided to take a chance.
I regretted that decision. Too sweet.
The second time I had a mojito was in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We were going on a cruise and flew down the day before so we could see the sights. For lunch, we went to a popular restaurant and my brother ordered a mojito. I ordered a beer and the rest of my family ordered sangria.
Everybody’s drinks came quickly except the mojito since the bartender took his time.
When it finally arrived, my brother offered us all a sip and I remember my sip perfectly: I raised the glass to my lips and fireworks exploded around my head. WOW!
At that moment, I realized I loved mojitos. Loved! This was the real deal, not like the sugary concoction I was previously served.
Tips on Making the Mojito Cocktail Recipe
- Use really fresh mint
- If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon. It takes longer but will still work
- Use good quality rums
- Make your own simple syrup instead of buying it – 1 cup white sugar to 1 cup water, boil for 5 minutes, let cool
- Always use freshly squeezed lime
Do I have to use both White and Gold rums?
No, but I find it enhances the mojito’s taste. If you only use one type of rum, make sure it is NOT spiced rum.
Will bottled lime juice work in this mojito cocktail?
No. The end.
What about the Sweet and Sour, is it equal parts?
Yes, this is one of the few cocktail recipes where I use equal parts sweet and sour. I’ve tried it with one part sweet to two parts sour but it doesn’t work. You know how much I like to reduce sugar, but the final drink is just not balanced.
How to make a mojito cocktail
Get your cocktail shaker and don’t put any ice in it. After measuring out each ingredient below, add it to the shaker.
Gather the ingredients: fresh mint leaves, two kinds of rum, lime juice, simple syrup and club soda.
Place mint to the cocktail shaker.
Measure 2 ounces of simple syrup. (1)
Measure 2 ounces of fresh lime juice. (2)
With the mint, lime juice and simple syrup in your cocktail shaker, muddle until you can smell the mint without putting your nose to the shaker – approximately 2 minutes.
Measure 2 ounces of white rum. (3)
Measure 2.5 ounces gold rum. (4)
Add some ice to the shaker and cap it and gently shake for 30 seconds. Add more ice to the glasses and strain the mojito cocktail into them, leaving one inch from the top.
Pour club soda in the glasses and fish out some mint leaves and place them in the glasses as well.
Cut 2 wedges of a lime, squeeze the juice into the glasses and place the wedges on top.
A vertical view of this tasty drinkie!
All that is left is to sip it.
*Fireworks explode around my head*
I hope you enjoyed this mojito cocktail recipe. I certainly loved drinking this cocktail.
Please leave me a comment, what is your favorite rum cocktail?
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- 15 mint leaves
- 2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounce lime juice
- 2 ounce white rum
- 3 ounces gold rum
- 4 ounces club soda
- 2 lime wedges
Add the mint, lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker. Take your muddler and muddle until you can smell the mint
Add white rum and gold rum along with ice. Cap shaker and shake for at least 30 seconds
Add ice to the glasses and strain contents of shaker in them, leaving an inch for the club soda
- Add club soda and give it a few stirs
Fish som mint leaves out and place them in each glass. Squeeze a ledge of lime in each glass and drop the lime in as well
- Enjoy the pretty fireworks
This mojito cocktail recipe was first published in July of 2016