Thomas J. Story
Makes 1 serving

The secret to a good mojito is lots of fresh mint.

How to Make It

In an 8- to 10-ounce glass, combine 20 rinsed fresh mint leaves (each about 1 1/2 in. long) and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar. With a wooden spoon, pound mint leaves with sugar to coarsely crush. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons light rum, 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice; mix well. Fill glass with ice cubes and 4 to 6 tablespoons chilled soda water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Ratings & Reviews

lperejma's Review

June 13, 2012
This was excellent and now my favorite drink recipe. I thought the mint to be too much when I first saw the recipe but it's not overwhelming. I have changed the method slightly but it's easier in the end: instead of using 3 tbsp lime juice, I just juice 1/2 lime into the glass, along with the mint and sugar. I muddle that together, then add the rum and muddle again. Add a couple of ice cubes and finish with club soda.

mhroman's Review

May 21, 2011
My favorite cocktail! Crisp, tart and refreshing!

ACinNYC's Review

July 17, 2009
So refreshing.... perfect for hot summer days...