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    Mojito (Cuban Mint and Rum Cocktail)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 mins

    5 mins

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    Julesong's Note:

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

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 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 1/2-2 ounces rum, to taste
    • 2 ounces club soda, more to taste

    Directions:

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 11, 2007

      45

      MMm close to spot on. I wonder how coconut rum would taste instead

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    • on July 05, 2007

      45

      I made mojito's for my 4th of July party, and everyone loved them. This recipe is the closest to all of the posted ones to what I did, so I decided to rate this one rather than post another recipe that is just slightly different to add to the confusion. My variation: place some ice in a shaker, add about 6 ripped mint leaves, 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar syrup, juice of 1/2 lime freshly squeezed, 2 1/2 ounces rum and shake; pour into glass with a little more ice and top with 1-2 ounces of club soda and stir. I'm going to try them next time without the shaker and really muddling the mint to see if it is better and can eliminate the shaker part. I'm giving this recipe a 4 star instead of 5 because everyone at my party thought it needed the full 2 1/2 oz of rum and I think 2 tbsp of sugar syrup would make it too sweet.

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    • on June 04, 2005

      55

      Yum! The mint is out in the garden so I couldn't resist. This a very refreshing drink- it's going to be a hot one today, so I may have to whip up a batch after a day of gardening :). Thanks Julesong.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mojito (Cuban Mint and Rum Cocktail)

    Serving Size: 1 (167 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 107.8
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    50%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 13.7 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.8 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.7 g
    3%
    Protein 0.1 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh spearmint

    sugar syrup

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