Mojito Cocktail Recipe

The Mojito was meant to be used as medicine for illness. Nowadays, it is worldwide drunk as a refreshing drink in the summer and nightlife. This also used to be writer Ernest Hemingway's favorite cocktail in the Cuban bar Bodeguita del Medio, where he wrote My mojito in la Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita on the wall. This text is still on the wall of that bar.

Now onto the recipe! Let's start with the ingredients:

Mojito ingredients

  • 2 oz (60 ml) Soda water
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) Light rum
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice cubes (or crushed ice)
  • Garnishing: Lime segment

How to make the Mojito

  1. Put the lime wedges into a glass and add the simple syrup. Muddle the lime wedges so the lime juices release and mix with the simple syrup.
  2. Get the mint leaves and slap it on your other hand to release the aroma. You can also rub it between your hands. Then drop them in the glass.
  3. Fill the glass till half full with ice cubes or crushed ice.
  4. Add the light rum and soda water and stir the mix.
  5. Garnish with a lime segment on the edge of the glass

Enjoy your super Mojito!

Mojito Cocktail

As the Mojito is known worldwide, it has a ton of variations. We have handpicked a few favorites and listed them below for your ease. Try them and let us know what you think!

Mojito Variations

  • Elderflower Mojito - Add Elderflower liqueur to the mix
  • Ginger Mojito - Substitute the soda water with ginger beer
  • Nojito (alcohol free) - Replace the light rum with Sprite
  • Mexican Mojito - Replace the light rum with tequila
  • Mojito Venezolano - Add 2 fresh strawberries to the step 1 and muddle with the Lime and syrup

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