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Mojitos

James Carrier
Yield Makes 4 cups; 6 to 8 servings
Shake up this classic mojito recipe to cool off with its fresh mint flavor.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Cook's Notes

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