There is something so refreshing and classic about a Mojito. I love a good Mojito, but don’t make them too often because this drink is a little tricky to perfect. I recommend taking your time when making this drink to ensure it’s perfect. You don’t want to go overboard on the sugar or the mint – you want just the right mix for your taste buds. And you definitely want to take the time to make fresh-squeezed lime juice.
Fill up your shaker with ice and pour in your rum. I would recommend either Don Q rum or Bacardi. Interesting fact about these two – they are both distilled in Puerto Rico!
Before adding your mint leaves, you should gently mash them in a muddler. If you don’t have a muddler, break them up by hand, but don’t shred them. The mint leaves only need to be slightly bruised to release the essential oils needed to make this drink perfect. Next - mix in your lime juice.
Now, add your sugar. Here I would be careful. A good Mojito can easily be ruined with too much, or too little sugar. The recipe calls for 4 tablespoons of sugar, but I would recommend adding to taste. Check as you’re adding so that you can get the exact right amount of sweetness for you.
Shake well and serve over ice and top of your drink with a splash of club soda. This recipe is designed to make about six servings. Garnish with a lime.
And remember - don’t rush making this drink. The difference between an okay Mojito and an amazing Mojito is up to you.
*If you want to make a Mojito mocktail for the kiddos too, I recommend mixing limeade and club soda and serving on ice.
6 ounces light rum
12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 tablespoons sugar
4 slices lime
Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.
Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.