How to Make a Mojito

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Last updated on June 21st, 2020

Mojito (a classic Cuban cocktail) is a blend of rum, sugar, lime juice, mint leaves, and club soda. It’s delicious, easy, refreshing and here it is a step by step guide on how to make a delicious mojito.

Yields: 1 serving Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins


  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves 
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges 
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar or to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 OZ. rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda 


  1. Add 10-12 fresh mint leaves to a highball or collins glass.

  2. Add 1 lime Wedge into a glass.

  3. Gently press the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice using a muddler. 

  4. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar and gently press them again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.

  5. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. 

  6. Pour the rum over the ice.

  7. Fill the glass with club soda. 

  8. Add a fresh sprig of mint, pop in a straw, and enjoy the best mojito.

Which rum is Best for Mojito?

An authentic mojito uses white rum. White or light rums have a sweet, subtle flavor and dark rums which have been aged longer have a bolder flavor.

Bacardi Superior, also known as Bacardi Silver is a white rum that’s high quality and easy to find.