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Classic Mojito

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here’s how to make a classic Mojito recipe! Mix up the original with just a few ingredients: lime juice, sugar, soda water, and rum.


  • 6 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons* granulated sugar (6 sugar cubes or 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup)
  • 2 ounces** white rum
  • 2 ounces soda water


  1. In a medium-sized lowball glass or highball, add the mint, lime, and sugar, adding 1/2 lime at a a time. Muddle until lime juice is released and mint is fragrant.
  2. Add the rum and swirl. Add a handful of ice cubes and top with the soda water. Stir once or twice to incorporate and garnish with additional mint and lime wedges.


*For a balanced drink, use 2 tablespoons; for a less sweet drink, use 1 1/2 tablespoons.

**To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Cocktail
  • Diet: Vegan