Mojito

The secret to a good mojito is lots of fresh mint, muddled with fresh lime juice, and a good quality clear, light rum.

Photo by Sheila O.
Mojitos make the perfect summer cocktail

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

5

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

5

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Ingredients

  • 20

    rinsed fresh mint leaves (each about 1 1/2-inch long)

  • 2

    teaspoons superfine sugar

  • 4 to 5

    tablespoons light rum

  • 3

    tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 4 to 6

    tablespoons chilled soda water

  • 1

    sprig of fresh mint

Directions

In an 8- to 10-ounce glass, combine 20 rinsed fresh mint leaves (each about 1 1/2-inches long) and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar. With a wooden spoon, pound mint leaves with sugar to coarsely crush. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons light rum, 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice; mix well. Fill glass with ice cubes and 4 to 6 tablespoons chilled soda water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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