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Classic Mojito Recipe

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1


The classic mojito is an easy and refreshing cocktail that’s always a crowd-pleaser!


  • 8 to 10 large mint leaves (or 15 small)
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh is best!)
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum (more or less depending on desired strength)
  • Club soda
  • Fresh mint sprigs and/or lime wheels, for garnish (optional)


  1. Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker using a muddler.*
  2. Pour into a glass filled with ice.  Pour in rum, then top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with mint sprigs and/or lime wheels, if desired.


* The handle of a wooden spoon can be used if you don’t have a muddler.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: Cuban

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