two glasses of mojito cocktail with stirrer

Mojito recipe

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


Makes 1

Mix this classic cocktail for a party using fresh mint, white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water. Play with the quantities to suit your taste

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal158
  • fat0.1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs4.6g
  • sugars4.3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0.3g
  • salt0g
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  • juice of 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • small handful mint leaves, plus extra sprig to serve



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 60ml white rum
    Dark rum cocktail with a lime slice



    Rum is a type of spirit based on sugar cane. First produced in the 1600s on slave plantations in…

  • soda water, to taste


  1. Muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a small jug, crushing the mint as you go – you can use the end of a rolling pin for this. Pour into a tall glass and add a handful of ice.

  2. Pour over the rum, stirring with a long-handled spoon. Top up with soda water, garnish with mint and serve.

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Bhavesh Madaan's picture
Bhavesh Madaan
2nd May, 2020
Loved this recipe it is really great. I believe that this is the best summer drink i have ever tried. Here is another best mojito cocktail as well. Check it out here:
14th Nov, 2015
Italian Cream Soda Serves:1 CarbsPerServing:1 gram Prep Time:About 2 min. Effort:Easy Ingredients: One Tall Glass Full of Ice 1 Table Spoon Cream or Half and HalfOne Can Club Soda Chilled if You Want Your Choice Torani Sugar Free Syrup How to Prepare: Put ice into glass. Mix cream and syrup in small glass before pouring into tall glass( do this or the cream will get a weird texture.) Pour cream mixture into glas, then add club soda, mix. Ta-daa, now you have a very grubbinesque soda.
29th Nov, 2013
This is doing it the easy way round, which means compromising on taste. For a proper mojito, cut your lime into 8 long wedges and crush them in your glass so the juice comes out. Leave the lime parts in the glass. Add a handful of bruised mint leaves but don't really crush them, otherwise they will end up blocking the straw. Fill the glass completely with crushed ice, pour over the rum and sugar syrup (or alternatively add granulated sugar to the glass at the beginning, with the lime). Do not add soda water or if you feel you need to, add very little. Stir carefully. Yum.
4th Dec, 2013
The traditional Cuban Mojito uses sparkling water and all the ingredients should be added first before adding the ice.
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