The bracing combination of citrus and mint is an excellent foil for sweet rum in this classic Cuban cocktail. White rum is preferred over darker types for its clarity of color. Served over ice and topped off with soda water, mojitos are ideal thirst-quenchers for summer parties.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In the bottom of a highball or Collins glass, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup for a few seconds until mint starts to break down. Fill glass with ice, then add rum and lime juice; stir to combine. Top with soda water and garnish with mint sprig.

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Reviews (4)

41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
02/01/2009
Muddling with raw sugar makes for a delicious texture the the bottom of the glass. You can buy a muddler which is like a pestle, or use a wooden rolling pin end. Rim the glass by running a lime around the empty glass then dipping the edges in a dish of raw sugar. Then pour in the Mojito.
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05/20/2008
First, I've got to say that I'm disappointed to see that there is no mention of muddling. Muddling crushes the mint, which gives this drink a stronger flavor. Anyway, here is a VERY good tropical twist on a mojito... *Tropical Mojito - Instead of limes, use 5-6 pineapple chunks; instead of light rum, use coconut rum (like Malibu or Parrot Bay). Tastes a lot like a pina colada, but without the cream. VERY refreshing and great for a tropical-themed party! :) Enjoy!
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05/20/2008
Just a variation - I've been to a Cuban restaurant where they crushed the fresh mint with the ice cubes, and used a lemon-lime soda in place of the seltzer.
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05/19/2008
I have made mojitos with pear liquor and it is tasty!