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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
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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  • sarg9817 posted 2 months ago

    recipe for simple syrup

  • johnniepop posted 2 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 3 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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