Monday, May 14, 2012

The Perfect Mojito

I enjoyed my first mojito of the season yesterday. Rob and I started our porch planting and of course, mojitos are a perfect accompaniment. I realized I’ve never actually posted my recipe for mojitos. I have posted about Lingonberry Apple Mojitos, which is almost exactly the same as this recipe. But I wanted to give the original mojito proper credit. Nothing says warm weather and sunshine like a delicious mmmmojito!

Printable Recipe


8 mint leaves
2 ounces of simple syrup - Printable Recipe for Simple Syrup
2 ounces of light rum
Fresh lime juice from 1 and a half limes, strained to remove pulp
4 ounces cold club soda


1. Place mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass. Add simple syrup and lightly smash mint leaves with a muddler.

2. Pour in rum, lime juice, and club soda. Top with ice and stir. 


  1. Ya know, I'm not much of a drinker (lightweight) but this looks DELICIOUS!

  2. I have made these with very little or no rum and they are still super refreshing! Great for a hot summer day. :)