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Front closeup view of two mojito cocktails with stainless straws.

Classic Mojito Recipe

The classic mojito is an easy and refreshing cocktail that’s always a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 8 to 10 large mint leaves or 15 small
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh is best!
  • 1 ½ ounces white rum more or less depending on desired strength
  • Club soda
  • Fresh mint sprigs and/or lime wheels for garnish (optional)


  • Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker using a muddler.*
  • Pour into a glass filled with ice.  Pour in rum, then top with club soda.
  • 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.