The Most Refreshing Mint-Scented Mojito Recipe You'll Ever Sip


A mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that’s synonymous with hot summer days. The basic mojito recipe calls for just five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, mint, and soda water. This simple mojito recipe sticks to that formula with refreshing and invigorating results. The sweetness of the sugar helps blunt the burn of the rum and citrus juices. A hint of sweetness from herbaceous mint is a nice flavor to round out this cocktail. If you don’t yet know how to make a mojito, use this recipe, and remember this secret: always use freshly-squeezed citrus juice. As with other popular cocktails, like an amaretto sour, the quality of the cocktail rides on how fresh the citrus juices are. Your mojito deserves nothing less.

Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 serves


  • 1 lime, cut into pieces

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

  • 2 ounces light rum

  • 2 ounces club soda

  • 1 sprig of mint

  • ice


  1. Place lime, sugar, and mint in a shaker. Mash with a muddler or a wooden spoon. Add rum and club soda and stir to combine.

  2. Serve the mojito over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

    Getty Images

Chef's Notes

Thoroughly muddle or mash mint leaves with lime juice and sugar before shaking. Muddling helps unlock the herb’s natural flavors, which is more difficult to do once you add the rum and club soda.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles