Simple Mojito Recipe

Cuba may be the birthplace of the mojito but these days, the mojito is a globally-known and classic cocktail. Knowing how to mix and serve a refreshing mojito for your guests, whether your entertaining in your own home or serving paying customers, is a skill that always comes in handy.

Start with this simple mojito recipe and when you've nailed this one, you can explore variations of the recipe, such as the Rose Mojito (containing a rose-flavoured spirit) or the Cojito (which includes coconut).


  • limes, cut into wedges
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • handful ice
  • 80ml/2.7fl oz white rum
  • splash soda water, to taste
  • fresh mint sprig, to garnish


  1. Place the limes, mint and sugar into a sturdy highball glass and 'muddle' or mash with the end of a clean rolling pin, to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.
  2. Add the ice and pour over the rum.
  3. Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.


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