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Classic Mojito

Yield 1 serving (serving size: about 1 cup)
This Cuban cocktail is fast becoming a favorite in Puerto Rico; the mint and sugar go well with our traditional dishes. If you have access to Key limes, use those for the most authentic flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 15 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup club soda, chilled
  • 1/2 cup ice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 234
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 27.2 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 14 mg
  • calcium 7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place sugar and mint in a 2-cup glass measure; crush with a wooden spoon. Add rum and juice; stir until sugar dissolves. Just before serving, stir in club soda. Place ice in an 8-ounce glass; pour mint mixture over ice.