Serve in a Collins glass
- 4-6 lime wedges
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 2 shots white rum
- 2-3 teaspoons of granulated white sugar
- Top with soda
Garnish: 2-3 mint sprigs
Tools & Equipment
How to Make
- Muddle the lime wedges with the granulated sugar in the bottom of a collins glass
- Clap the mint leaves then add them to the glass with the white rum
- Fill with crushed ice and stir thoroughly (Note: You want the mint leaves scattered throughout the glass so it’s more visually appealing)
- Top with soda water
- Crown with crushed ice
- Slap the mint sprigs on the side of your hand and add them as the garnish
Arguably, the most popular summer cocktail in the world, it’s the perfect refreshment on a hot summer’s day. Almost everyone knows the Mojito and people will order it regardless of whether or not it’s on your menu, so it’s an essential cocktail recipe to know. It’s probable I’ve made more mojitos than any other cocktail in my life.
There are different ways of making this drink. Some bartenders choose to muddle the mint alongside the lime wedges, and others like to use dark rum instead of white rum. Personally, I recommend white rum over dark rum, and NOT to muddle the mint. The shredded leaves look ugly in the final glass and it’s easy to over muddle the mint – I much prefer to clap the mint leaves in.
Note: Clapping the mint helps the leaves release its flavours & aromas into and around the drink so your guest can taste & smell that minty freshness.
Interestingly, the mojito was one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite drinks.