The classic Cuban cocktail receives a refreshing update with the addition of cucumber. For another tasty twist on the beverage, try Peach Mojitos.
2 cups cold water
1 cup coarsely chopped cucumber
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 large)
12 mint leaves
3/4 cup rum
1 cup sparkling water, chilled
1 cup crushed ice
4 mint sprigs
4 cucumber slices
4 lime wedges
How to Make It
Place 2 cups water and chopped cucumber in a blender; process until smooth. Strain cucumber mixture through a sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids.
Place 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 4 mint leaves in a 2-cup glass measure; crush with a wooden spoon. Add 3 tablespoons rum and about 1/2 cup cucumber mixture; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in 1/4 cup sparkling water. Place 1/4 cup ice in a 12-ounce glass; pour cucumber mixture over ice. Garnish with 1 mint sprig, 1 cucumber slice, and 1 lime wedge. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.