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The Perfect Classic Mojito: Recipe

 

I went to Havana. I had a cocktail at the famous bar Bodeguita del Medio where Hemingway himself once sat and drank. In honour of that experience, I wanted to create the famous classic cocktail and share with you the perfect Classic Mojito Recipe. All you need is good quality rum (I used Havana Club straight from Cuba!), fresh mint leaves, sugar and some club soda. This is a no-frills cocktail and something that should be present at every BBQ this summer. Speaking of which, if you are interested in hosting your own outdoor party, check out my post on tips and a dinner menu for your next outdoor party! In the meantime go forth and sip on this cocktail!

THE PERFECT CLASSIC MOJITO RECIPE

Classic Mojito

The perfect combination of white rum, mint, lime and club soda.  A refreshing drink on a hot day!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 drinks

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces simple syrup *
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 3 ounces white rum (I use Havana Club)
  • ice (to fill the cup)
  • club soda (chilled, enough to fill the glass)
  • 1 lime (sliced in half)

Instructions

  1. Split the simple syrup, sugar and mint leaves evenly between the two glasses. Either using a muddle or the back of a wooden spoon, begin to crush the mint with the syrup in order to release the flavours. Add the rum and squeeze in half a lime (per glass). Stir and add ice. Fill up the glass to the top with club soda. 


Recipe Notes

  • simple syrup is 1:1 ratio of water and sugar. Bring the ingredients to a slight boil so that the sugar melts. Cool to room temperature prior to serving. Can triple the batch and leave in the fridge for one week. You can also add more syrup if you prefer a sweet cocktail.
  • all ingredients are doubled for two drinks. You must split the ingredients for one cocktail. Unless you roll like that, then go ahead 😉 

 

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THIS MOJITO RECIPE IS SO REFRESHING! IT’S BASICALLY GROWN UP LIMEONADE! I CAN’T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO COMBAT THE SOARING TEMPERATURES THAN WITH THIS TASTY COCKTAIL. 

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4 responses to “The Perfect Classic Mojito: Recipe”

  1. Kalena says:

    Oohh yes! Perfect drink for summer!

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  2. I needed this recipe! I have some visitors coming to my house and this would be perfect to make for a day at the pool. This is super simple and sounds refreshing as you said! Pinned this!

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    • Thanks so much darling. This is such an easy drink to make as a batch for big groups. Double or triple the recipe for the amount of guests (minus the rum), place ingredients in a big jug and keep in the fridge till you need to serve. Then just add the rum to the glasses and divy up the rest 🙂 thanks so much for pinning this 💕

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