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Shake up this classic mojito recipe to cool off with its fresh mint flavor.

Sunset JUNE 2002

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups; 6 to 8 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 136
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 5.9mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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