Mojito Recipe


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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 glass (Serves 1)

The mojito was born in Havana, Cuba and is a classic highball. Many variations of the drink abound, but this recipe calls for the five customary ingredients of mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime, and club soda. If you are throwing a Havana or Cuban theme party, plan on serving these fashionable yet traditional mojitos.


  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 lime (for juicing)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • 1 sprig of mint (for garnishing)
  • crushed ice

Steps to Make It

  1. Put the mint leaves into a Collins glass and squeeze the lime juice over them.

  2. Add the powdered sugar and then muddle the mint, lime juice, and sugar together.

  3. Add crushed ice.

  4. Stir in the rum and top off with the club soda.

  5. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Note: Yerba buena is the best variety of mint to use in this drink.

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