Mojito (Cuban Mint and Rum Cocktail)

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Recipe by Julesong

A nice, light cocktail - sweet, tangy, and minty!

Top Review by Bobby B.

This is a good foundation, but a trick I learned from a bartender at the Hotel Nacional in Cuba is to use white rum as the base and then to splash dark rum on top at the end. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • crushed ice
  • 12 leaves fresh spearmint
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (preferably fresh, do not use Rose's Lime)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon sugar syrup, to taste
  • 1 12-2 ounces rum, to taste
  • 2 ounces club soda, more to taste


  1. Fill a glass 1/3 full with crushed ice, and place mint leaves and sugar syrup on top.
  2. Using a muddle stick or wooden pestle, mash them together for about 20 seconds.
  3. Add the rum and club soda and lime juice and stir well.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig, serve, and enjoy!
  5. *To make sugar syrup, dissolve 1 part sugar into 1 part hot water and boil until thickened.

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