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

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Credit: James Carrier

Recipe Summary

Makes 4 cups; 6 to 8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; protein 0.2g; fat 0.1g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 0.4g; sodium 5.9mg.