Mojito is an alcoholic cocktail native to Cuba. Traditionally, it consists of a mixture of five ingredients, including white rum, sugar, lime juice, club soda and mint (usually spearmint). Also, it contains ice, so this refreshing cocktail (or highball) is a perfect drink for summer. There are a lot of variations of the traditional mojito (for example, using pineapple juice instead of rum, for a non-alcoholic mojito), but this is an easy recipe to prepare a classical mojito:

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  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz) club soda
  • 2 limes
  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 spring mint, for garnish
  • crushed ice


  1. Squeeze 1 lime and set the juice aside.
  2. In a tumbler glass, put the sugar, mint leaves and the lime juice.
  3. With a muddler, crush and mix the ingredients to release the flavor of the mint and dissolve the sugar in the lime juice.
  4. Fill half the glass with crushed ice.
  5. Add the white rum.
  6. Add more crushed ice, almost to the top of the glass.
  7. Pour the club soda.
  8. Garnish with the mint sprig and lime wedges or slices.
  9. If necessary, add more sugar, to taste.

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