Use up that fresh garden mint in this oh-so refreshing classic mint mojito recipe. The bright, fresh flavors of fresh lime juice are lightly sweetened with sugar, then topped with white rum, and a splash of soda. It's an easy-to-make and much-loved summer cocktail that's perfect for sipping on hot days, or anytime!
1lime, sliced into 4 slices
Soda, to top
Place the lime slices, mint leaves, and sugar into a tall glass.
10 mint leaves, 1-2 teaspoons sugar, 1 lime
Muddle well for at least 10 seconds to squeeze the juice from the lime and release the flavor from the mint leaves.
Fill the glass with ice then add the rum and top with soda water.
2 ounces white rum, Soda
The easiest way to make a mojito is to add the ice, rum, and soda water right to the glass after you muddle the lime and mint. Making it this way is wonderfully easy-going, but it does make a casual, slightly messy cocktail. For a prettier drink, strain the lime juice after you muddle it into a new glass before adding the rum and soda - it's what we did for the photos. How much sugar you add will depend on how sweet you like your cocktails. 1 teaspoon makes a mojito that is fairly tart, 2 teaspoons make a more traditionally sweet mojito.