Classic Mojito

Here is a simple, yet refreshing mojito recipe to warm up your new 2013! The key to this recipe is using simple syrup to sweeten this drink and to use fresh mint leaves! You can even get creative and make ‘flavored’ mojitos if you want – perfect party drink, perfect celebratory drink to pair with guacamole and chips. Regardless of the occassion, you must try this recipe out!

Happy New Year to you all!



Yields: 1 delicious mojito

10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tablespoons simple syrup
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Variations: Add pureed mango or strawberry for an exotic mojito! Or use coconut rum instead of white rum for a sweeter, more tropical mojito!


Put the mint leaves and one lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Using a muddler, crush the mint and lime (this process releases the oils in the mint and juices from the lime).

Fill the glass with ice and add the rum, club soda, and simple syrup. Stir and taste, adjusting sweetness to your taste.

Garnish with the remaining lime wedge and a mint sprig.

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