Published Jun 8th
Prep 2m Cook - Additional - Ready In 2m
Servings 1 serving Calories 135.2

A refreshing Havana-inspired rum drink. For when you’re expecting Hemingway over, or just having a barbeque on a nice summer day.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 sprig fresh mint, crushed
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • 2 fluid ounces white rum
  • 4 fluid ounces carbonated water
  • 1 sprig fresh mint, garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a highball glass, stir together the confectioners' sugar and lime juice
  2. 2 Bruise the mint leaves and drop into glass
  3. 3 Fill glass with crushed ice and pour in rum
  4. 4 Pour in carbonated water to fill the glass
  5. 5 Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 135.2
  • Carbohydrate 1.6 g
  • Protein 0.2 g
  • Sodium 7.5 mg
  • Sugar 1.2 g


  1. Muddling is the key to a good Mojito. You should put about 3 or 4 sprigs of mint and 3 lime wedges. You really have to put some muscle behind it because you're trying to extract as many of the natural oils from the lime as possible. I have never had good luck with sugar - Read more ...
  2. This recipe is good in that it is simple. As a bartender I am hyper-critical and I see lots of people over do it on the ingredients. Personally I use 6 mint leaves to muddle. I think it's the minty flavor that makes this drink so unique and refreshing. If you're getting a bitter flavor - Read more ...
  3. This is now my Mojito. You can have some too. You're welcome. Useful tip--because there should be one--this tastes best when served very cold. Lukewarm Mojito bad. Ice cold Mojito good.
  4. Do not use confectioners' sugar. Didn't dissolve well and left a nasty cornstarch taste in the drink. Will try this one again using simple syrup (and more sugar than the recipe calls for). Will probably also strain most of the mint out - not sure if I liked drinking a salad! but love the fresh - Read more ...
  5. This mojito recipe was so-so but the worst thing you can do is trying to change it to simpilfy it. Basically to make it more like the one at your favorite restaurant is to really muddle (with a back of a spoon or better a wooden muddler) at least 10 sprigs of mint per drink - Read more ...
  6. This is such a good drink. I've used brown sugar instead of confectioner's. Very tasty!
  7. I had one of these at a restaurant last summer that is supposed to be famous for their mojitos and LOVED it! They must be famous because they do something completely different because I followed this recipe exactly and it tasted nothing like the refreshing drink I had experienced. These were very boring. After working - Read more ...
  8. This drink replacews A Gin and tonic for that afternoon Hot day drink. Plus it actually goes good with food like a fresca but better. My new cool favorite drink