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