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Authentic Homemade Mojito

You can make the best tasting authentic homemade mojito in just a few simple steps. This cocktail is a perfect balance of fresh mint, lime, and rum. It is a refreshing drink with a bit of zing and sweet that keeps you wanting to take another sip.

Perfect Party Cocktail

Serve this simple drink at a party and your guests will feel so special. Only you will know how easy this is to make. Just muddle the ingredients, add the ice and liquids, and serve in a sturdy tall glass. Add a few garnishes of lime and mint leaves and it looks so fancy. Make sure to serve this all your summer occasions, including a Fourth of July party, weekend barbecue, family reunion, or a picnic for two.

Authentic Homemade Mojito
Authentic Homemade Mojito

Since the ingredients are available year-round, make this drink anytime of the year. Find your new Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Even highball.

Sharing a Mojito with Friends on Patio
Sharing a Mojito with Friends on Patio

Make Mojitos in a pitcher to serve more at once

We enjoy this cocktail so much that it is hard to just have one. Therefore, we also have the Mocktail option. Just leave out the rum and enjoy without having to worry about drinking too much. Additionally, everyone can enjoy the fancy drink when it is a mocktail, even the teenagers.

Refreshing Lime Drink
Refreshing Lime Drink

Enjoy This Rum-Based Highball Any Time of the Year

This traditional Cuban highball is a delicious combination of citrusy sweetness paired with mint to make this a popular summer drink. However, all the ingredients are readily available year-round, so we make this any time that we want something that feels just a little more special.

Muddling the Sugar, Limes, and Fresh Mint Leaves
Muddling the Sugar, Limes, and Fresh Mint Leaves

How to Make a Mojito from Scratch?

The Mojito is slightly more labor-intensive than other cocktails because it involves muddling the mint and lime wedges. However, this just takes a few minutes and makes such a big difference in the fresh taste of this beverage.

In a large sturdy glass, add the mint leaves, lime wedges and sugar. Use anything that fits inside the glass and reaches down to the bottom to smash the ingredients. This releases the oils from the mint leaves and juices from the lime wedges. The sugar helps make the magic happen and during the muddling process, it will start to dissolve which will make mixing the ingredients faster too.

Add the ice, rum, and top off with the club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and lime.

Just a few minutes from start to the delicious finish.

Another delicious drink that is easy to make is the Amaretto Sunset Mimosa. Give this one a try too.

Enjoying a Beverage on a Pontoon Boat
Enjoying a Beverage on a Pontoon Boat

Juicing Limes Hack

Get more juice out of limes.

  1. Place them in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  2. Roll them on the counter.
  3. Then slice and juice or place in the glass for muddling.

Give it a try.

Fresh Mint and Limes
Fresh Mint and Limes

What kind of rum is best for an Authentic Homemade Mojito?

For a classic mojito recipe, use a white rum. A good quality rum is important, especially since there are so few ingredients in the drink. Many modern Cuban rums are lighter in style than their predecessors, so you might try experimenting with white rums until you find one that you like best.

Iconic Cuban Drink

There is a reason that this iconic Cuban drink is one of the great highballs that has been around for years. This Mojito recipe is spot on perfection. Refreshing sweet and minty, with a bit of bubbly and pizzazz.

Authentic Homemade Mojito
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Authentic Homemade Mojito

You can make the best tasting authentic homemade mojito in just a few simple steps. This cocktail is a perfect balance of fresh mint, lime, and rum. It is a refreshing drink with a bit of zing and sweet that keeps you wanting to take another sip. Perfect Party Cocktail
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Keyword: christmas cocktail, Holiday drink, new years eve cocktail, summer cocktail, summer party, summer recipe
Servings: 1 Servings
Calories: 205kcal

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Ingredients

  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • ½ Lime cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar or to taste
  • 1 1/2 Ounces White Rum
  • 1 Cup Ice Cubes
  • Club Soda Fill the glass the rest of the way

Instructions

  • Lime slices and mint sprigs, for garnish
    Limes and Fresh Mint
  • Place the mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar in a tall sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint oils and the lime juices. Add the rum and ice cubes.
    Muddling the Sugar, Limes, and Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Fill the glass with the club soda. Make sure to stir and taste to see if you prefer a bit more or less sugar.
    Sharing a Mojito with Friends on Patio
  • Garnish with limes and mint leaves.

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Notes

If you do not have fresh limes, this can be made using lime juice.
Add 1 ½ ounces. Simple syrup can be swapped out for the granulated sugar.

Juicing Limes Hack

Get more juice out of limes.
  1. Place them in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  2. Roll them on the counter.
  3. Then slice and juice or place in the glass for muddling.
Give it a try.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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