Mojito Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Classics, Tiki / Tropical

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

About the Mojito Cocktail

What’s the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.

Ingredients in the Mojito Cocktail

  • 6 Mint leaves
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 oz White rum
  • 1.5 oz Club soda

Garnish: Mint sprig

Glass: Highball

How to make the Mojito Cocktail

In a shaker, lightly muddle the mint. Add the simple syrup, lime juice and rum, and fill with ice. Shake well and pour (unstrained) into a highball glass. Top with the club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.

Learn more about the Cuban roots and Prohibition secrets of the Mojito.

Watch advisory board member Dushan Zaric make a proper Mojito in our How to Cocktail video below.

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  1. Shannon @ TheDrinkBuzz says

    There is nothing like a Mojito on a hot summer day. This is my favorite drink :)


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