Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island.

Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Drinking time: 40 minutes

PT15M

  • Aperitif
  • Expert Level
  • 4 Portions
  • 15 Minutes

Mojito Recipe

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 3 leaves mint
  • 2 ounces rum — white rum
  • club soda
  • old-fashioned glass

Mojito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball.
Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories 39
  • Carbohydrates1 g (.6%)
  • Fat3 g (7%)
  • Protein55 g (111%)
  • Saturated Fat1 g (2%)
  • Sodium923 mg (38%)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat.9 g
  • Fiber.4 g (1%)
  • Monounsaturated Fat1 g
  • Cholesterol2 mg (1%)

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