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Classic mojito garnished with lime wedges and mint leaves.
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Classic Mojito

Classic Mojitos. Enjoy the refreshing taste of mint and lime in this easy to make mojito recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: cocktail
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 1
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Serene


Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar


  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • juice 1/2 a lime approximately 1 tablespoon
  • 4 tbsp simple syrup
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 4 ounces club soda


Simple Syrup

  • Pour water into a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in sugar until it completely dissolves and liquid is clear. Let sit and cool to room temperature.


  • Add  the 8-10 mint leaves to your cocktail shaker.
  • Squeeze in the juice from half a lime. Muddle these together. You only want to muddle the mint leaves enough to bruise the leaves, you don't want to break them up into small pieces.
  • Add some ice to the shaker.
  • Pour in the simple syrup and rum. Give it a shake.
  • Pour the drink over some ice in a highball glass and top with club soda.
  • Garnish with additional mint leaves and lime wedges.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Sodium: 28mg | Sugar: 47g