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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 The Mojito Cocktail

Mint leaves
.75 oz
Fresh lime juice
1.5 oz
1.5 oz
Club soda


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.

Other Information

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.

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Discussion (4)

  • sarg9817 posted 8 months ago

    recipe for simple syrup

  • johnniepop posted 8 months ago

    Yep, that's the first time I see a shaken Mojito too. But there are many little "deviations" around. For example I've seen a recipe that calls for a dash of Angostura. Not that it's bad, but how much can be a recipe stretched before you get a different cocktail?

  • bobbyyrngmailcom1139845560 posted 10 months ago

    I'd argue that a mojito should never be shaken. It turns the leaves into something resembling lawn clippings that you'll be spitting out with every sip.

  • Shannon @ TheDrinkBuzz posted 3 years ago

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

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