Simple and Best Mojito Recipe

August 7, 2017 (Last Updated: August 20, 2020) - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

A Mojito is like the tropics in a glass. This is our Best Mojito Recipe and it is going to make you want more of this classic rum and mint cocktail.

Mojito on a picnic table with mint, ice, and a whole lime.

You have been reading about Mojitos the past few weeks and I imagine it is about time to share the best Mojito recipe I have! We have looked into what makes a great Mojito and the history of rum. In upcoming posts, we will talk about the specific history of the Mojito and share some variation recipes. Today, however, we are sticking with the traditional and best Mojito recipe.

We are entering the dog days of August and all of this heat can make for some sweaty days when I have outside chores to complete. Sure, I might go for a nice summer time beer, but mojitos are really a great summer drink. With origins in Cuba, it is no surprise that it is a drink meant for the hottest days. If you are going to make a Mojito, why not do it right?

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My best Mojito recipe

For my best Mojito recipe, I have decided to go the extra step of making fine sugar. You probably will be ok with just normal granular sugar, but this is my choice. It dissolves better and I just like to make things complicated, I guess. 😉 I do talk about sugar for the Mojito in a previous post. Also, I am liberal with the sugar. This is a sweet drink and perhaps 100 years ago they did not have as much of a sweet tooth as I do today. For my best Mojito recipe, I am not being shy with the sugar. Don’t like it? Use less.

Overhead shot of the classic Mojito recipe. There is ice, mint, and lime on the counter around the classic cocktail.

One thing I noticed about many other recipes is that they do not muddle the lime with the rind, but just the juice. I like the idea of using the entirety of the fruit. I think it looks nicer, adds some of the lime essences, and it adds a nice rustic look and feel to the drink. When I pour that shaker out, I want there to be no mistake that they are looking at the best Mojito recipe. Finally, I use Bacardi for my rum. So, get out your party hats and make a mojito today.



Mojito on a picnic table with mint, ice, and a whole lime.

This rum drink is great for any time of the year, but best served on hot Summer days. All of the tropical flavors can cool a person down and help enjoy the day.

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 1 Minute
  • Cook Time: 4 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaker
  • Cuisine: Tropical


  • Club Soda
  • 2 Oz White rum (Bacardi)
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 2 Tbsp fine sugar
  • 12 Mint leaves + 1 sprig for garnish
  • Ice (I used 8 large cubes)


  1. Cut lime into 4 sections.
  2. Place lime into shaker along with the fine sugar and 12 mint leaves.
  3. Muddle until muddled well. Not muddled enough? muddle some more.
  4. Add rum and ice.
  5. Vigorously shake all ingredients for 15 seconds.
  6. Pour entire content of shaker into highball glass.
  7. Top with Club Soda
  8. Garnish and enjoy

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    August 14, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Now this is what I call a mojito!

    I had a mojito (or two) made with a mix the other day. Just not the same, to put it mildly. And other than the muddling perhaps, a real mojito sounds like a snap to make. And I totally agree about using the whole fruit, the peel adds a lot of flavor.

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    Jen @ So Damn Delish
    August 29, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I love mojitos! Gonna whip up a batch of these this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

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    September 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

    This looks super refreshing. I love mojitos and haven’t had one in ages!

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    September 8, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Thanks for the delicious recipe and i love mojitos.

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    Albert Bevia
    September 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

    This is a great recipe for mojitos, nothing better than a homemade cocktail, and it seems easy to assemble, I will be trying this out for sure

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    October 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Oh yum! I love mojitos! I’m gonna give these a whirl.

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    April 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I love mojitos but I’ve never thought of making them at home myself before! You make it sound so easy!

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    Haley D Williams
    April 14, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    You got it in the name perfectly! And I will be trying this today!

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    Ginny McMeans
    April 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    You’re right! I should be making this. Love the mint.

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    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    April 14, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    What a refreshing and delicious drink, perfect for the lovely weather we’ve been having!

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    Deborah Leader
    April 14, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Benjamin, your pictures make me want to come to your house for drinks! Seriously, this looks so tasty and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer’s day when you’re just plain thirsty!

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