A classic mojito cocktail is a refreshing and sweet rum drink that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer’s day.
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
10 mint leaves
For the Mojito:
10 fresh mint leaves
½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
3 tablespoons mojito syrup, or to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1 ½ ounces white rum
½ cup club soda
To make the mojito syrup, add the water, sugar, mint leaves, and half a lime to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for about 1 minute, stirring constantly to ensure that the sugar has dissolved completely. Set aside to cool completely.
The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
For the cocktail:
Add two more lime wedges and muddle again to release their juice.
Pour in the simple syrup.
Fill the glass ⅔ full with ice.
Pour the rum over the ice and top off the glass with the club soda.
Stir and taste for sweetness.
- Prep Time: 8 minutes
- Category: Starters - Cocktails
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: Cuban
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