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Best At-Home Mojito

Servings 1


  • 2 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 8 + fresh mint leaves
  • lime flavored club soda


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves. Muddle (smash) the mint leaves well. Add ice and shake the cocktail, then strain into a tall glass such as a Collins or Highball glass. Add ice and top off with the club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.

  2. You can buy simple syrup or make your own. The simplest way is to combine equal parts water and sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk until the sugar is fully dissolved, and do not allow the mixture to boil. Cool and use as needed, or store in a container in the refrigerator and use for months as needed.

Recipe Notes

You can use any rum but white rum is traditional. And you can use plain club soda instead of lime flavored, but I think lime flavored is just a little better.