Classic Mint Mojito

Classic Mint Mojito made with fresh squeezed limes, mint leaves and rum. Refreshing drink for a hot summer night!

classic mint mojito

Mojito Recipe

With the end of summer fast approaching I am savoring every ounce of sunshine and warm weather we get. Tomorrow is the first official day of fall and I am rebelling with this Classic Mint Mojito.

I love mint and I love Mojitos. I have had plenty of practice perfecting this drink. So has my boyfriend who makes them for me from time to time.

I make my mojito a bit differently then others. Instead of plopping the sugar in the drink I make a simple syrup. A simple syrup is a mixture of sugar and water that gets simmered. Once the water is hot the sugar will dissolve. Now you won’t have all of the sugar at the bottom of your glass. Your mojito will be sweet throughout!

I also like to muddle my lime and mint together instead of just squeezing the lime juice into the glass. It extracts as much flavor and juice from the lime as possible. I leave the squeezed lime wedges in the drink for presentation.

What’s in a Mojito

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Fresh mint
  • Lime
  • White rum
  • Sparkling water

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How to make a Mojito

This simple cocktail is easy to make. While your simple syrup is simmering, muddle your lime and mint. Add in rum, the cooled simple syrup, and sparkling water. Pour over ice and enjoy! You will be enjoying this cocktail in less than 5 minutes!

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate a party or barbecue.

For a twist add a splash of pomegranate liquor or fresh berries. I love adding pineapple or blueberries to my mojito.

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I like my mojito with a TON of mint. I put at least 10 mint leaves in each mojito. Muddling the mint extracts the oil making the drink much more fragrant. Don’t skip this step!

Celebrate the last day of summer with me and enjoy this Classic Mint mojito!

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Classic Mint Mojito

4 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Classic Mint Mojito made with fresh squeezed limes, mint leaves and rum. Refreshing drink for a hot summer night!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 20 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 lime cut in small wedges
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ice
  • 2 ounces sparkling water

Instructions

  1. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until sugar dissolves. Takes about 1-2 minutes to dissolve. Take off of heat and allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, add mint and lime in a small pitcher or large glass.
  3. Muddle together for about a minute until all of the juice is squeezed out of the lime and the oils have released from the mint.
  4. Add cooled simple syrup and rum to the mint and lime.
  5. Fill each glass with ice.
  6. Pour half of the mojito mixture into each glass. Top with sparkling water.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Mint Mojito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Mint Mojito, Cocktails, Easy Drink Recipes

 

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  • We just tried making this drink and, while delicious, we were kind of confused on how 4 ounces of liquids would be enough for a cocktail sized drink. Do you usually double this recipe per person? Thanks!

    • Hi Madison,

      I know it does not seem like a lot but I fill up my glasses all the way with ice and usually top off the drink with seltzer. You can always double if you prefer.

      Thank you,

      Kelley

  • Kari Elam

    Perfect recipe! I hate ordering mojitos at restaurants becasue they are never made right (i.e. too sweet, not sweet enough, etc.). This is exactly how I love my mojitos. : )

    • Thank you Kari! I feel the exact same way when I order mojitos at a restaurant! They are always so much better at home!

  • Jouni Nordman

    Rub mint and lime with sea salt on a cutting bord and you get more flavour??

  • Kelly

    Really Good! I added fresh strawberries too and it was great!

  • Norma

    Love this recipe but I add mango balls infusion w ron!! Its just perfect a twice to your recipe!!??

  • Donna

    20 mint leaves, really. Your family must own a mint farm. LOL Do ya drink it or chew it?Little overboard don’t ya think?

    • Nathan

      Hi Donna,

      Please feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking and personal taste. Thanks for the comment.

      Nathan
      @chefsavvy

  • Jennifer

    Made this tonight with tequila instead of rum (highly recommended) I didn’t want to take the time to make simple syrup, so I just muddled the mint leaves, 2 Tbsp bottled lime juice (I didn’t have fresh limes but had an enormous craving :), and the sugar to make a syrup, then shook with the tequila & ice before straining over ice & adding club soda. To the commenter who asked if you “chew” this because there are so many mint leaves, this is what strainers on shakers are for 🙂 Perfect proportion of mint to lime & absolutely heavenly, a needed hit of summer on a cold rainy day 🙂

    • I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this Jennifer! I’ve haven’t tried it with tequila before I will have to try this next time I have one!

      Thanks!

      Kelley

  • Cindy B.

    I can’t wait to try this! I made a large batch of simple syrup and out mint leaves in while it’s cooking then store in the fridge for easy mint Julips so I will try that with this recipe!

    • Nathan

      Hi Cindy,

      I hope they were a hit! Thank you for trying out the recipe!

      Nathan