Mojito Cocktail

This classic cocktail is minty, citrusy, and refreshing


An old Cuban original and favorite of Ernest Hemingway, the mojito is a great cocktail for the beach or backyard barbecues. Minty, citrusy, and refreshing.


  • 2 Ounces light rum
  • 1 Ounce lime juice
  • .75 Ounce simple syrup
  • 6 mint leaves
  • soda water
  • mint spring and lime wedge for garnish


In the bottom of your chilled highball glass, muddle 5-6 mint leaves by pressing lightly with your muddler. Add simple syrup, lime juice, and rum, then fill the glass with soda water and stir. Garnish with a spring of mint (clap the leaves between your hands once to bruise them and bring out the aroma) and a wedge of lime.

Mojito Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Mojito Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.