Cocktail of the Week: The Classic Mojito

For a while now, Kevin and I have been doing a little thing we call “Cocktail of the Week.” We pick a drink -sometimes a classic like a Gimlet or Old Fashioned, sometimes a concoction all our own- and learn to make it properly.

This week we’re making my all-time favorite summer cocktail, the classic Mojito. This refreshing rum cocktail was a favorite of Earnest Hemingway (weren’t most cocktails?) and is our go-to late summer afternoon drink. Its minty, citrusy flavors are an AC in a glass.

Summer’s just getting started, so why don’t you give one of these classic mojitos a try?

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The Mojito

1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (as always, use real lime- not that bottled stuff)
2 oz. white rum
1 oz. club soda
2 teaspoons sugar
8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1 cup ice
lime slice for garnish

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker add the sugar, mint, and lime juice. Using a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) and gently crush the mint leaves into the sugar. You just want to bruise the mint, not shred it. Add the rum and stir well.
Pour the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with the club soda and garnish. Enjoy!
You can see some of our other Cocktails of the Week here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

9 thoughts on “Cocktail of the Week: The Classic Mojito

  1. Yum! I love a good mojito. We’re actually making a huge batch of an elderflower, pomegranate and vodka cocktail for tonight since we’re having a welcome back party for a friend!

  2. Hi! We’re all about the mojitos at our place this week too. Just transplanted a huge batch of mint. Today is the perfect day for this! Nice to meet your blog!

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