Classic Mojito

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.

Yield: 1 serving (serving size: about 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 234
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.2g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 14mg
  • Calcium: 7mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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