Learn how to make classic mojitos at home with this foolproof recipe! These not-too-sweet mojitos are minty-fresh, fizzy and delicious. You’ll just need white rum, club soda, fresh lime and mint, and sugar. Recipe as written makes 1 cocktail.
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, to taste
4 leafy sprigs of fresh mint, each about 5 to 6 inches long
2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce lime juice
Club soda or sparkling water (I like Topo Chico)
Entirely optional: 1 to 2 drops of Angostura bitters
1 lime round, for garnish
In a sturdy, heavy-bottomed, tall cocktail glass, add the sugar and 3 sprigs of the mint (we’ll reserve the last sprig for garnish).
Muddle the mint with the sugar about 5 to 10 times, until the mint is very fragrant (not so much that the mint completely falls apart).
Pour in the rum and the lime juice, and gently stir a few times to help dissolve the sugar. Fill the glass with ice.
Fill the glass with club soda nearly to the top. Gently stir in a circular motion to combine, then use your spoon to drag some of the muddled mint higher up into the glass.
Taste, and stir in more sugar if desired. Add a drop or two of bitters, if desired.
To garnish, place the lime round in the glass. Gently clap the remaining sprig of mint between your palms (this releases some of the oils) and tuck it into your glass, leaving the top exposed. Serve cold, with a wide straw.
Measurement tips: If you’re working with standard measuring cups and spoons, two ounces is 1/4 cup and 3/4 ounce is 1 1/2 tablespoons.
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