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Easy Mojito Cocktail

Flavors of mint, lime, rum and a splash of soda make this Easy Mojito Recipes a refreshing cocktail perfect for hot summer days!

The hot days of summer are the perfect time to cool down with a refreshing cocktail. Mojitos are a traditional Cuban cocktail made with lime, rum, mint, sugar and soda. They are super easy to make and great to sip on while you’re reading a book by the pool.

If you love flavors of mint and lime, you are absolutely going to love this recipe! I know that I do. There are just a few things to help guide you so you can make the best mojito for your next afternoon happy hour!

What is in a Mojito?

Traditionally mojitos are made with 5 ingredients:

  • Mint
  • Lime
  • White Rum
  • Sugar
  • Club Soda
Overhead photo of ingredients needed to make mojito.

To make this mojito recipe, I prefer to use a simple syrup. Simple syrup is going to be easier to stir into the drink than granulated sugar would be. You can buy simple syrup or you can make your own.

To make your own simple syrup combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves. Cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks.

How do you make a mojito drink?

The key to making the perfect easy mojito is to muddling. Muddling involves taking a “muddler” or the back of a spoon and crushing the ingredients gently so that they release their juices and oils.

Muddling fruit in a glass to make a mojito.

For this mojito, you’ll start by placing the mint leaves and two lime wedges in the bottom of a glass. Then gently muddle them together. Don’t over do it. A few presses should be fine.

DES’ TIP: Be careful not to pulverize the mint. Doing so will cause it to take on a bitter flavor.

After you muddle the mint, add the remaining lime wedge and simple syrup. Gently muddle once more. Don’t strain!

Next, add in enough ice to fill the glass and pour the rum over the top. Add in a splash of club soda and stir. Garnish with a mint leaf and lime wedge.

Now I don’t know about you, but I think that there is not much better than an ice cold Mojito to cool down with on a hot summer’s day.

I also love to snack on some chips and salsa while I sip and guess what?! I’ve got you covered there too. Here are some of my favorite recipes:

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Easy Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Makes 1 Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 5 mint leaves
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • club soda

Instructions

1

Place mint leaves and 2 lime wedges in the bottom of a glass. Gently muddle with a muddler or the back of a spoon.

2

Add in another lime wedge and simple syrup. Gently muddle again to release the lime juice.

3

Add in ice cubes to almost fill up the glass. Pour rum over the ice.

4

Top with a splash of club soda and stir. Serve with lime wedge and mint leaf as a garnish.

Notes

You don't want to pulverize the mint or it will start to take on a bitter taste. Gently muddling it is perfect.

You can make your own simple syrup by combining 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves and then cool. It will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator.

You may need to adjust the amount of sugar or rum to suit your personal tastes.

Nutritional information for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: 1 cocktail
Calories: 189 , Total Fat: 0.5g , Saturated Fat: 0.1g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 54mg , Carbohydrates: 23.2g , Fiber: 5.3g , Sugar: 1.1g , Protein: 2.1g

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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