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The mojito is a classic Cuban highball cocktail that is classically made with white rum. It is a simple, refreshing and easy to make drink. So grab your muddler and let’s get to work!

What You’ll Need To Make A Mojito

There isn’t much that goes into a making a classic mojito so it is pretty straight forward.


  • Collins Glass
  • Muddler (or a wooden spoon)


  • 2 oz Of White Rum
  • 1 oz Of Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp Of Sugar
  • 5 Mint Leafs
  • Club Soda


  1. In your Collins Glass you are going to want to muddle your lime juice, sugar and mint leafs together. Muddling is just smashing everything together, so if you don’t have a muddler the back of a wooden spoon works great.
  2. Fill your glass 2/3 of the way full with fresh crushed ice.
  3. Add in the rum and slide a few small lime slices down the side of the glass.
  4. Fill the glass with club soda, and garnish with a lime wedge and a mint leaf.
  5. Make 12 more of them and forget your last name.

How To Make A Classic Mojito Even Better

When making a classic mojito you want to use the right kind of rum, and all rum was not created equal. When making your mojito make sure you are using a white or silver rum. Spiced, pale, black and dark rum will ruin your mojito. When it comes to choosing your white rum go with whatever you like. There’s no need to over complicate it.

Another tip for making your mojito even better is to use actual sugar and not simple syrup. The reason it is better to use sugar is because the sharp edges of the sugar help break apart the mint leafs and bring out even more flavor.

Want to add a little kick? You can add pineapple juice concentrate to give your mojito a more tropical taste or use lemon lime soda to make it sweeter. These aren’t classical mojitos, but it’s your drink so do whatever the hell you want.

how to make a classic mojito
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The Classic Mojito

 Life is better with this Cuban cocktail in hand.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Cocktails, Drinks
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 200kcal
Cost: $5


  • Collins Glass
  • Muddler (or wooden spoon)


  • 2 oz White Rum ( I prefer Bayou Silver Rum. )
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp White Sugar
  • 5 ct Mint Leafs
  • 2 Cups Club Soda


  • In your Collins glass muddle your lime juice, mint leafs and sugar together.
  • Fill glass 2/3 of the way full with crushed ice.
  • Add in rum and slide some thin lime slices down the side of the glass.
  • Fill with club soda.
  • Make 12 more and forget your last name.
Are mojitos strong?

A mojito can be as strong as you want it to be, but with all the fresh ingredients the taste is smooth and refreshing.

Which rum is best for mojitos?

The correct answer to this is your favorite rum, but if you don’t have one go with Bayou Silver Rum to be safe.

How can you make a mojito without a muddler?

Since a muddler pretty much just smashes things the back of a wooden spoon will get the job done for you.

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