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

The best rum for mojitos

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaker
  • Cuisine: Tropical


Want to know the best rum for mojitos? Don't stress, just use what you got or some Bacardi. This is a simple, elegant, and tasty classic Mojito.


  • ½ Lime
  • 2 Tablespoons fine sugar
  • 12 Mint leaves + 1 sprig for garnish
  • 2 Ounces Bacardi Rum
  • Ice (I used 8 large cubes)
  • Club Soda


  1. Cut lime into 4 sections.
  2. Add fine sugar, 12 mint leaves, and limes into a shaker
  3. Muddle!
  4. Add rum and ice.
  5. Vigorously shake all ingredients for 15 seconds.
  6. Pour entire content of shaker into a highball glass.

Keywords: best rum for mojitos