Mojitos Recipe
James Carrier
Shake up this classic mojito recipe to cool off with its fresh mint flavor.


Makes 4 cups; 6 to 8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 136
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.2 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Sodium 5.9 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


2 cups light rum
1 cup mint syrup
1 cup lime juice
Ice cubes
Fresh mint leaves, rinsed (optional)


In a pitcher (at least 2 qt.), combine rum, mint syrup, and lime juice; add about 2 cups ice cubes. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Mint Syrup: In a 1- to 2-quart pan, combine 1 1/4 cups lightly packed rinsed fresh mint leaves, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is simmering. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let stand 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine strainer into a small pitcher or bowl; discard mint leaves. Use syrup or cover and chill up to 1 week. Makes about 1 cup.


Note: Double the recipe for the mint syrup if you're planning to make more than one batch of mojitos.

June 2002
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