The refreshingly minty-citrus flavours of Cuba's Mojito cocktail perfectly compliment white Rum & is wonderful on a hot summer's day. Highly popular, yet tricky to get right & often served too sweet - the key to a good Mojito is to use plenty of fresh Mint & Lime juice but not too much Sugar.

  • Our Rating: 5
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Character: Refreshing Sour Fizzy Sweet
  • Occasions: On The Beach
  • Preparation Time: 3 min

Mojito Ingredients

White Rum2shots
Sugar Syrup0.5shot
Lime Wedges4
Fresh Mint12leaves
Soda Waterfill to top

Garnish with a sprig of Mint.

How to Make a Mojito

  1. Place the Mint, Sugar Syrup & Lime wedges into a highball glass & lightly muddle the ingredients together. The Lime wedges & Mint leaves should be bruised to release their juices & essential oils.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice, pour over the White Rum & stir.
  3. Top up with Soda Water & stir well from the bottom up.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of Mint & serve with a straw.

Tips & Tricks Making a Mojito

  • Given that the Mojito is reliant on fresh Limes & Mint that are available in different sizes & flavour intensity, it is a cocktail that really rewards you if you tune the quantities to accommodate the ingredients you have available & most importantly, your own personal tastes.
  • If you make a Mojito & find it too sweet, you could try adding Angostura bitters to cut down on the sweetness.
  • Don't have any Limes to hand? Try using Lemons for a twist on the classic Mojito but note that you might need to add a little more Sugar Syrup or use a little less Lemon to balance out the extra sourness.
  • If you're out of Sugar syrup, you can use half a teaspoon of fine caster Sugar instead. If using Sugar, you might like to add the White Rum & stir to dissolve the Sugar before adding the crushed Ice.
  • Don't have crushed ice? Originally, Cuban bartenders mixed the drink using cubed ice, including mint stalks as well as leaves - try this for an equally tasty yet more rustic feel.

Items You Need to Make a Mojito

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Copper Mug

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Ice Crusher

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Stirring Spoon

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Stainless Steel Straws

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