Prep 6 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a fabulous Mojito recipe that makes enough for 4 glasses. I usually double or triple the recipe and serve it in a glass pitcher that is garnished with mint leaves. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! This Mojito can be made with either white or gold rum but don't leave out the bitters. ¡Vivas!
- 12 -15 small fresh mint sprigs, plus 4 more for garnish
- 1⁄4 cup sugar, plus
- 2 tablespoons sugar, sifted (can use superfine sugar)
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice, chilled
- 3⁄4 cup white rum or 3⁄4 cup golden rum, chilled
- 8 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 cups club soda, chilled
- crushed ice
- In a large container or bowl, muddle mint with sugar until the mint is coarsely chopped and the sugar has turned a shade of green.
- Add lime juice, rum and bitters and stir until sugar dissolves.
- Strain into a small pitcher.
- Pour into iced tea or mojito glasses that are filled about 1/3 with crushed ice and top each drink with 1/2 cup of the club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
This was my first time having a mojito, I'm more of a girly frou frou type drinker, this was lovely for something different, tart, refreshing & using up some fresh mint from my garden, great stuff. Thanks!
Wonderfully refreshing! I love Mojitos and have tried many recipes. I have to say, I've never tried a Mojito I didn't like! : ) I started this recipe with a Simple Syrup, which I already had sitting in my refrigerator, eliminating having to dissolve the sugar. I muddled the mint in the Simple Syrup, adding the freshly squeezed lime juice and rum, staining into the pitcher. This is a delicious recipe which I am sure I will use often. Thank you so much, NCMysteryShopper!
This is a wonderful drink! The mint keeps the mouth all fresh, the lime lightens the heavier rum taste, the sugar balance out everything to perfection, and I just love it! I used gassy water instead of club soda, because that's what I have where I live, and made a long drink like NC Mystery Shopper shows in her photo! I will buy a nicely shaped pitcher for having my Mojitos outside, and will grow mint in pots close by the terrace for special effect! Superb!