Mojitos are simple, summery cocktails that always satisfy on a hot day! A little rum, a little mint, some simple syrup and a dash of club soda will make you feel like you’re in paradise any time of year. Cheers!

photo of three mojitos

Mojito Recipe

A classic cocktail like a mojito or White Sangria could not be more perfect for summer. The light rum mixed with mint and fresh lime juice just compliment each other so wonderfully, you’ll want to keep the rounds coming! The best part? When you make them at home, you don’t have to tip a bartender or pay more for a double! This refreshing cocktail originated in Cuba and has been a staple in bars and beachy hangouts ever since its creation. While this cocktail requires a teensy bit of effort with muddling the mint leaves, I promise the extra step is so worth it! This particular recipe is for a singular serving but you can easily increase the ingredients to make several drinks or a large pitcher for a party. 

An ice cold adult beverage on a warm summer day just hits different sometimes. Try a pitcher of Dragonfruit Sangria for a fun twist on a classic. Or get on board with a non-alcoholic drink and make a pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade!

Can I make different flavors of mojitos?

Absolutely! Any kind of fruit juice or fresh fruit can be added to create a flavored variation. Pineapple mojitos add pineapple juice. Watermelon or strawberry chunks can be blended to create a puree and added along with the rum. Some basil along with the fruit adds a nice element. You could even use coconut rum for a coconut mojito. For a fun flavor AND texture variation try a round of Frozen Peach Mojitos!

How To Make Mojito Cocktails

  • Combine. In a cocktail shaker, add a few ice cubes. Pour in the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  • Shake. Shake vigorously to combine. Set the shaker aside.
  • Muddle. In a lowball cocktail glass, muddle the mint leaves with a spice muddle or with a utensil that has a heavy, flat bottom. Muddle until the mint leaves are broken up (you’ll be able to really smell the mint here). 
  • Strain. Strain the rum mixture from the cocktail shaker into the glass.
  • Top off. Add ice to the lowball glass and top off the cocktail with club soda.
  • Garnish. Garnish with a lime wedge or two and some fresh mint leaves and enjoy. Cheers!
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Storing Mojito Cocktails

This recipe is for one cocktail so it should be enjoyed as soon as it’s made. You could prep a pitcher with the ice and mint and store in the fridge for a few hours before a party, but like any good cocktail, mojitos should be served fresh for the ultimate refreshing experience.

Ingredients Notes for Mojito Cocktails

  • Rum – Any kind of light rum will work. I like to use Captain Morgan, but anything you know you like already can be used. Just make sure to avoid anything dark or spiced. 
  • Lime Juice – Fresh lime juice really makes a difference if you’re willing to make the effort. The bottled kind just doesn’t quite do it justice.
  • Simple Syrup – It’s so easy and quick to make your own. Check out my simple syrup recipe for a step by step guide that’s made in minutes!
  • Mint Leaves – You can’t have a mojito without fresh mint!
  • Club Soda – You can use club soda, tonic water, any kind of sparkling or seltzer. Whatever you prefer.
  • Optional Garnishes – Fresh lime wedges and a couple mint leaves in each glass will give you a beautiful display for your cocktail.
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Mojitos are simple, summery cocktails that always satisfy on a hot day! A little rum, a little mint, some simple syrup and a dash of club soda will make you feel like you’re in paradise any time of year. Cheers!
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail


  • 2 Ounces White Rum
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 1/2-1 Ounce Simple Syrup add to your liking
  • 6-10 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 4-5 Ounces Club Soda
  • Lime Wedges


  • Add some ice to a cocktail shaker then pour in the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  • Shake to combine and set aside.
  • Muddle the mint leaves in a lowball glass until roughly broken up then strain the rum mixture into the glass.
  • Add some ice then fill the rest of the glass with club soda.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint then serve.



Serving: 1Cocktail, Calories: 148kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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