What's better than a refreshing ice-cold mojito? We love mojitos because they're easy to make and suitable for any occasion, really.
What is in a mojito?
A mojito is made of fresh mint leaves, club soda or soda water, white sugar, lime, and white rum. The mint makes it taste fresh while the club soda quenches your thirst, and let's be honest - the rum just makes it that much more fun!
What is a mojito drink?
If you were unfamiliar with mojitos before, after trying this recipe you'll be amazed at how easy they are to make and how delicious they taste! Here's a fun fact: Mojitos originated in Cuba, where it is said that people used to drink it as a medicinal cocktail to ward off illness.
The Best Ever Mojito Recipe
- 10 mint leaves (the fresher the better)
- 1/2 lime cut into wedges
- 2 tbsp white sugar (you may want to add more if you like it sweeter)
- 1 1/2 oz white rum
- 1/2 cup club soda (you can use tonic water as well for a more sweet flavor)
- 1 cup ice
In a short glass, add mint leaves and 1 lime wedge. Use a muddler or wooden spoon to crush the mint and lime. This will release the lime juice and oils in the mint. Add 2 lime wedges and the sugar and continue to muddle all together. Fill the glass with ice and pour in the rum followed by the club soda. Stir and taste, add more sugar if desired. Garnish your mojito with a lime wedge. Makes 1 mojito.
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