One of the most beloved and popular summer cocktails is the mojito. Originating in Cuba, this citrusy and minty beverage is a great choice for warm days at the beach or in the yard.
Mojitos are a complex blend of flavors, but they’re actually easy to make at home! Here’s your guide to making a perfect mojito.
- 4 parts club soda
- 2 parts white rum
- 1 part lime juice
- Mint leaves
- Lime wedges
- White sugar
Start off by taking a highball glass and placing some mint leaves and a lime wedge into the glass. Use a muddler to smash them together.
Then add about 2 tablespoons of white sugar and another lime slice or two. Use the muddler again to combine the ingredients.
Now, add club soda, white rum, and lime juice and stir vigorously. You’ll want to stir strongly so that the sugar dissolves and the flavors combine together.
You’ll know that your mojito is good and mixed together if you see little pieces of mint leaves and lime pulp floating around in your glass. One of the keys to making a great mojito is to ensure that you’ve found the perfect harmony between lime, mint, sugar, and alcohol.
Add ice and enjoy your mojito! Cheers!