- 2 oz white rum
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves
- Soda water
- Crushed ice
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup.
- Add the rum and fill the shaker with ice.
- Shake well and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
- Top with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint.
- Q: Can I use dark rum instead of white rum?
- Q: Can I use bottled lime juice instead of fresh lime juice?
- Q: Can I substitute honey for simple syrup?
- Q: How do I make simple syrup?
- Q: Can I use other herbs besides mint?
- Q: Can I make a pitcher of mojitos ahead of time?
- Q: Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the mojito?
- Q: What is the origin of the mojito?
- Q: What is the difference between a mojito and a mint julep?
- Q: Can I use sparkling water instead of soda water?
A: Yes, you can use dark rum for a richer and more complex flavor.
A: While bottled lime juice can work in a pinch, fresh lime juice will give you a brighter and more authentic flavor.
A: Yes, you can use honey instead of simple syrup, but be aware that it will change the flavor profile of the cocktail.
A: Combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Let cool before using.
A: Yes, you can experiment with other herbs like basil or cilantro for a unique twist on the classic mojito.
A: Yes, you can make a large batch of mojitos and store them in the fridge until ready to serve. Just be sure to add the soda water right before serving.
A: Yes, simply omit the rum and add more soda water for a refreshing mocktail.
A: The mojito originated in Cuba and was first created in the late 19th century.
A: While both cocktails contain mint, a mojito is made with rum and lime juice, while a mint julep is made with bourbon and sugar.
A: Yes, sparkling water will work just as well as soda water in this recipe.
If you’re looking to take your mojito to the next level, try experimenting with different types of rum. A dark rum will give you a richer and more complex flavor, while a spiced rum can add a hint of warmth and spice.
When muddling the mint leaves, be sure not to overdo it. You want to release the oils and flavor of the mint without turning it into a pulp.
For a fun twist on the classic mojito, try adding fresh fruit like strawberries or raspberries to the cocktail shaker before shaking.