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4.86 from 27 votes

Mojito (How to Make a Mojito)

The Mojito (a Cuban classic) is a refreshing mix of rum, simple syrup (or sugar), fresh lime juice, mint leaves, and bubbly club soda.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 184kcal


  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ lime sliced into 4 wedges, plus more for serving
  • 2 teaspoon simple syrup or granulated sugar
  • Ice
  • 2 fluid ounces white rum
  • club soda


  • Add the mint leaves and two lime wedges to a highball or collins glass. Use a muddler to gently muddle the mint and lime wedges (but not too much as you don't want to break apart the mint leaves).
  • Add the two remaining lime wedges and simple syrup to the glass. Muddle gently to release the lime juice, again being careful not to smash the mint leaves and break them apart.
  • Fill the glass with ice and pour the rum directly over the ice. Top off each glass with club soda and stir just to combine. Serve garnished with a sprig of fresh mint, lime, and a straw. Enjoy!


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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