Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I am a Mojito fanatic, but it wasn't until my brother made me one that I knew what Mojito perfection was!!! You might laugh at my recipe, but it works every time, regardless of the size of the mint and/or lime.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 mint leaves (not 11, not 13, TWELVE)
  • 1 lime, cut in eighths
  • 1 12 tablespoons simple syrup (or 3 tsp superfine sugar)
  • 1 12 ounces white rum
  • club soda


  1. In a cocktail shaker, place the TWELVE mint leaves, 6 pieces of lime and the simple syrup (or superfine sugar). With a muddler, mash up the lime pieces and mint leaves so that they release their flavors and oils. Taste for sweetness and adjust if necessary.
  2. Add the rum and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds or until ice crystals form.
  3. With a cocktail strainer, pour into a tall ice-filled glass. Top off with club soda. Garnish edge of glass with a slice of lime.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a perfect mojito. Just the way we like them! Thanks! Made for ZWT9.

5 5

This is a very tasty mojito. It was perfect. Thanks Jostlori :) Made for ZWT9

4 5

DH found this nice, light and refreshing. I'm not a big mint in drinks fan but thought this was not too overwhelming. I subbed Splenda for the sugar. Made for ZWT 9 Caribbean by one of Mike and the Appliance Killers.