4 wdg Lime (1/2 lime)
1 spg Mint
2 oz Light rum
1 oz Simple syrup (or 2 tsp sugar)
2 oz Club soda (to top)
1 spg Mint (as garnish)

Muddle lime wedges. Muddle mint lightly. Add ice, syrup, rum. Shake, fine strain into glass with more ice. Top with club soda, garnish with additional lime wedge and mint sprig.


Assumes a very juicy lime -- about 1 oz juice.

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2006, GNU Free Doc License, Keno März, Wikipedia
Posted by Dan on
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authentic recipe

Adapted from The Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojito

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  • Simple, low ABV, solid. Famous for a reason.
  • I prefer 2 oz rum (Flora de cana), 3/4 simple and 3/4 lime, shaken with 6-8 mint leaves. Jason O’Bryan variation. https://drinksanddrinking.com/2014/04/29/the-best-mojito-in-the-world/ — ★★★★★
  • On peut changer la menthe par du basilic et les limes par des fraises
  • Agricole no soda
  • Tom Macy Version: 2 oz white rum 1 oz simple syrup .75 oz lime juice. Muddle 8-10 mint leaves in simple syrup. Shake and strain over ice in a high ball glass. Top with soda. Garnish with mint sprig.
  • Spring Break
  • 0.5 oz simple is plenty. Take care not to over dilute with stirring and soda. — ★★★★★
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Dan commented on 11/12/2010:

I have adopted this recipe as an official Quickstart Cocktail.

Try adding 1 oz of Mango Puree and a splash of Ginger Liqueur or muddle with a little fresh ginger for a delicious twist.

Norm commented on 10/11/2014:

I use the same rum:lime juice:simple syrup ratio as a daiquiri (2oz:1oz:1/2oz) and (lightly) muddle about eight mint leaves. I use 1 to 1.5 ounces of club soda -- don't want to water it down too much.

psheib commented on 9/14/2015:

Muddle 3-4 ripe raspberries along with standard ingredients for a nice summertime variation.