Mojito Cocktail – A classic mojito made with just 4 simple ingredients. Flavorful and refreshing, this cocktail is sure to be a hit!
Something about the combination of flavors in a mojito is perfect. The lime, mint, and white rum are so refreshing and flavor while also making for a perfectly light cocktail that tastes like summer in a glass. After making a mojito mocktail recipe a few months ago, I really wanted to try making classic mojito.
Now the one difference between my recipe and other mojito recipes is that it calls for mint simple syrup rather than muddling mint and sugar or mint and simple syrup. While I give instructions for both of those versions in the notes of the recipe, I like the consistency of using mint simple syrup as you don’t end up with any chunks of mint at the bottom of the drink and it’s easier to adjust to taste if you want more or less. You can make the mint simple syrup ahead of time too! Totally up to you which route you take!
When I serve this recipe, I like to put lots of while mint leaves and pieces of lime in. It makes the drink visually interesting and beautiful while also lending a little extra flavor. I suggest leaving the mint leaves whole so that it’s harder to end up with one going up your straw.
The recipe makes one serving but you can always scale it up if you are serving more people. Enjoy!
Common Questions About Making a Mojito Cocktail
What is in a mojito?
A mojito is typically made with white rum, lime juice, club soda, and mint simple syrup (or muddled mint and sugar).
Do you shake a mojito?
No, mojitos are served mixed over ice instead of shaken.
Do you muddle mint or use a simple syrup?
The traditional way is to muddle mint (crushing mint and sugar granules together) but personally, I prefer to make a mint simple syrup and just have it on hand. Click HERE for my mint simple syrup recipe.
What drinkware can I serve a mojito in?
Typically, a mojito is served in a collins glass but it is totally up to you. I love putting mine in mason jars or just pretty glasses.
Can I make a mojito without alcohol?
Yes! Click HERE for my mojito mocktail recipe!
What can I garnish a mojito with?
Garnishing a mojito mocktail with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime looks great.
What other types of mojitos can I make?
It’s so easy to make variations on mojitos! Some of my favorites include –
- Blackberry Mojito
- Blueberry Mojito
- Strawberry Mojito
- Raspberry Mojito
Looking for more cocktail recipes? Check these out!
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce mint simple syrup* (see notes)
- Club soda
- Fresh mint
- Lime wheel
- In a glass filled with ice, add in mint simple syrup, lime juice, and rum. Use club soda to fill up the glass.
- Serve with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.
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