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A Real Mojito Recipe That Will Transport You to Cuba


A glass of mojito on a wooden table next to the ocean.


A Cuban classic, the Mojito is a must-have in many bars. It’s a sweet-tart flavor is oh-so-refreshing, perfect for summer! To recreate this delightful drink, you will need:

A Real Mojito Recipe That Will Transport You to Cuba

White Rum

White rum is a popular variety of rum. It comes from sugarcane juice and has a sweet, lightly spiced flavor. It’s used in light and dark cocktails. You can buy white rum at most liquor stores. Make sure to get high-quality white rum for your cocktails. Low-grade and top-shelf white rum have a big difference in flavor.

White rum is also used in the classic Cuban cocktail, the mojito. This type of rum is distilled from sugarcane juice instead of molasses. Cocktails made with white rum are more full-bodied than those with darker rums. The distinct flavor of white rum is great for making simple or blended drinks such as Cuba Libre, daiquiris, or mojitos.

Lime Juice

Lime juice is a must for a real mojito! Get the best flavor with freshly squeezed juice and a bit of zest. Pre-made juices and mixes don’t have the same freshness. If limes are hard to find, use bottled juice instead. Just check the label for added sugar and preservatives.

For more citrusy taste, add some fresh mint leaves or a splash of soda water. Serve with lots of crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a wedge of lime. Time for a Cuban fantasy escape!


Now, sugar is a part of the authentic Cuban mojito recipe. Centuries back, people used simple syrup to make the drink milder. But now, 4-8 teaspoons of sugar are added to a tall glass with a wooden spoon. The sugar dissolves nearly fully. You can also use superfine sugar or basic white granulated sugar instead of the simple syrup. It’s up to you, how sweet it should be. But, at least use 2 teaspoon of whichever sweetener.

For extra creamiest and body, mix in some cream and coconut milk. This makes a delicious experience that will surely impress everyone!

Club Soda

Club soda is essential in a real mojito recipe. It helps thin the texture of the drink. Plus, its bubbles incorporate all other ingredients, providing a Cuban cocktail experience. If you can’t find club soda, seltzer works too.

To make a mojito, swirl the carbonated water, lime juice and sugar then add the other ingredients for a refreshing drink.

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A Mojito Cocktail is a tasty Cuban delight! White rum, lime juice, sugar, mint and soda water make it oh-so-yummy. It will take you to a sunny Caribbean Island.

Preparing it is easy. Get some fresh mint leaves, sugar, lime and white rum. Follow the instructions for a perfect Mojito Cocktail!

Muddle the lime juice and sugar in a glass

To make a classic mojito, muddling is a must. Use a spoon or a muddler to press the limes until their juice is released. Don’t forget to mix the sugar with the lime juice. Make sure it’s evenly distributed. Don’t crush the limes beyond juice release – you’ll have unpleasant bits in your drink!

Add the rum, top with ice and fill with club soda or sparkling water. For decoration, add mint leaves!

Add the rum and stir

Grab 2 ounces of Cuban-brand rumHavana Club or Bacardi. Place it in your glass and stir with a spoon or muddler. This unlocks flavor and blends it together before ice is added. Stir until no sugar lumps remain. This will help the drink stay cold and taste even better!

Fill the glass with ice and club soda

Fill a glass with ice. Pour chilled club soda. Add rum – 1½ ounces. Place 10-15 mint leaves in the glass. Muddle them with a tool or blender. Next, squeeze ½ ounce lime juice. Add 2 teaspoons of simple syrup. Top off with more chilled club soda. Stir. Raise the glass for a picture perfect moment!

Stir and garnish with a lime wedge

Put all the ingredients in the glass. Stir them with a long-handled spoon. Make sure everything is blended and the mint leaves are crushed. The mixture should be cold.

Garnish your mojito with a lime wedge. This’ll give it flavor and look great. Slice a lime into four wedges. Place one of the wedges on the glass rim. Now you’re ready to enjoy your refreshing drink!


Get that classic mojito flavour with five simple ingredients – white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint leaves. Make it stand out with the best quality white rum and a traditional lime squeezer. Muddle the mint leaves for an authentically Cuban taste.

Let’s uncover the secrets for a real Cuban-style mojito!

Serve in a highball glass

It’s time to serve your mojito! Pour the mixture into a highball glass. Yum! For added flavor, try organic, cane-sugar-sweetened lime juice or add lemon slices if using store-bought lime juice. Top with a splash of club soda and stir until blended. Garnish with mint and enjoy!

Highball glasses are best for serving Cuban mojitos. The wide diameter lets you muddle fresh ingredients while retaining flavor and carbonation. Plus, it looks elegant!


Gather your friends and family and enjoy a mojito! Serve this Cuban classic in hurricane glasses or a traditional cocktail glass. Add some flavor with a sprig of mint. Don’t forget to taste test each drink for the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.

All you need are white rum, sugar, lime juice and mint leaves. This simple summer cocktail will transport you to another place. Enjoy it all year round! Cheers!


Mojitos are classically the best! But, if you want to take it up a notch, there are heaps of variations. If you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind or a flavor that fits your tastes, there’s a mojito for you. Let’s explore the different types of this classic cocktail!

  • Original Mojito
  • Strawberry Mojito
  • Mango Mojito
  • Passion Fruit Mojito
  • Coconut Mojito
  • Raspberry Mojito
  • Blackberry Mojito
  • Pineapple Mojito
  • Cucumber Mojito

Add mint leaves for a classic mojito

Mint leaves are a must-have for a classic mojito. Ten to fifteen leaves should go in the shaker. Gently muddle with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Don’t overwork, as too much menthol oil makes the drink overpowering. Fifteen to twenty muddled leaves gives the classic Cuban taste. Add the other ingredients to mix with the mint, keeping its aroma and flavor.

Add fresh fruit for a fruity twist

A classic mojito recipe is essential for any gathering. This Cuban-inspired beverage has sweet and zesty flavors with a hint of mint. To make it unique, add fresh fruit!

For a fruity twist, blend 1/8 cup of hulled strawberries with 1 tablespoon of sugar and the juice from half a lime. Then add 3 ounces of white rum and top off with club soda. Stir in a tall glass over ice to cool it down.

Get creative with multiple fruits like blackberries and blueberries. Or try a citrusy twist with oranges or pineapple chunks. Change the main fruit each time and enjoy a variety of new flavors!

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Add a splash of lime cordial for a sweeter taste

Lime cordial is a sweet, syrup-like liquid made from limes and sugar. It adds a slightly sweet, citrus taste to your mojito – without changing its appearance or texture. This splash of cordial can also bring out the sweetness in simple syrup and mint – creating a more balanced drink.

Before buying, check the ingredients list to make sure there are no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Then, add a few spoonfuls of lime cordial to your mojito for an extra kick of sweetness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What ingredients are needed to make a real mojito?

A1: To make a real mojito, you will need white rum, fresh lime juice, raw sugar, a few mint leaves, and sparkling water.

Q2: How do you make a mojito?

A2: To make a mojito, begin by adding the lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves to a glass. Muddle the ingredients together. Then, add the rum and some ice. Top the glass with sparkling water and stir.

Q3: How can I make a virgin mojito?

A3: To make a non-alcoholic mojito, simply leave out the rum. Instead of using sparkling water, use club soda or lemon-lime soda.

Penelope Rossi
Penelope Rossi

Hello! I'm Penny, a creative recipe developer and food stylist with a love for vegetarian and plant-based cuisine. When not gardening or hiking, you can find me in the kitchen, transforming classic dishes into healthier, veggie-packed versions. Let's embark on a delectable journey of colorful, plant-based delights together!