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Mojito Recipe

Updated on May 5, 2011

Mojito Recipe Origins

A Mojito is basically a rum highball cocktail drink. The classic cocktail drink is traditionally made with these Mojito ingredients: club soda, lime juice, mint, sugar, and rum. There are many Mojito recipe variations, however. Mojito cocktail drinks are very popular in hot weather.

Mojito cocktail drinks were created in Cuba. Mojitos are the national drink of Cuba. It's uncertain of the origins of the name of the popular rum drink. It is thought that it comes from the Cuban word, 'mojo', which is a lime seasoning. Ernest Hemingway loved to drink Mojitos. He frequented a Cuban bar often where they made Mojitos for him.

Mojita drinks are one of my all-time favorite cocktails. It's hard to beat a Mojito recipe when prepared correctly. Many places skimp and use flavored syrups instead of fresh mint.

If you ever get the chance, don't miss out on ordering a Mojito drink at The River House restaurant on River Street in Savannah, Georgia. They make perfect Mojitos. They are the best Mojito cocktails I've ever had. Plus, the restaurant itself is 5 stars all the way.

Traditional Mojito Ingredients

Mint sprigs
2 ounces lime juice (fresh lime is best)
2 teaspoons confectioner's sugar
1 shot each: white rum and club soda
Ice cubes

Mojito recipe mixed drink photo: evilmidori @flickr
Mojito recipe mixed drink photo: evilmidori @flickr

How to Make a Mojito Recipe

Put the mint sprigs into a Collins glass, about 3. Pour the lime juice over the mint.

Add the sugar. Muddle the ingredients together gently. You should be able to smell the mint. If you don't have a muddler, use a wooden spoon.

Add the white rum. Stir to lift the mint leaves to the top and to dissolve the sugar.

Add ice cubes.

Top rest of glass with club soda. Stir again. Serve with a straw. You can garnish a Mojito recipe with a sprig of mint and/or a lime wedge if you like.

Mojito Recipe Variations

A Mexican Mojito recipe uses tequila instead of rum.
Often other rums are used instead of white rum for Mojito ingredients.
Flavored vodkas, especially fruit flavors, are popular as a substitute for rum in many Mojito cocktail recipes.
A Dirty Mojito is basically any Mojito recipe that changes the taste or appearance of a traditional Mojito drink with different Mojito ingredients. Dirty Mojitos sometimes substitute brown sugar or spiced rum instead of white rum

Mint Julep drink photo: rcrowley @flickr
Mint Julep drink photo: rcrowley @flickr

How to Make a Mint Julep Drink

If you like mint alcoholic drinks, here is another popular mint drink- The Mint Julep.

How to Make a Mint Julep

Simply put about 5 mint leaves, a teaspoon of powdered sugar, and a couple of teaspoons of water in the bottom of an old-fashioned or highball glass. Add about 2 shots of bourbon whiskey. Top off with crushed ice. Stir and serve with a straw. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 

      7 years ago

      My favorite summer drink. It's fun to find other folks who love them too.


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