Cocktail Recipe: Mojito

It’s a Saturday evening and you’ve invited your friends over for a social get together. You ask everyone what they’d like to drink and a mojito is a popular suggestion. Surely you want to impress everyone, right? With our simple, ready-in-no-time mojito recipe, you’ll be flexing your bartender muscles like a pro.

The birthplace of the mojito is Havana, Cuba; though its exact origin is up for debate. And whilst it’s often disputed, the La-Bodeguita del medio – a restaurant / bar in Havana – claims to be the cocktail’s founder. Whether or not this is for sure is unknown, but the restaurant-bar does have the fame associated with Ernest Hemmingway’s praise of their version of the famous cocktail. That’s enough to make a mojito James Bond worthy!

  • 60 ml white rum
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • Club soda or sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish

Step 1:

In a highball glass, muddle 10 fresh mint leaves and 2 tablespoons sugar; lightly crushing the mint as you go and dissolving the sugar.

Step 2:

Fill the glass with one cup of ice cubes (or as needed) and pour over 45-50 ml rum, stirring well with a long – handled spoon.

Step 3:

Top the glass with half a cup (or as needed) sparkling water or club soda. Add a mint sprig and lime wedge as garnish, and you’re good to go.


So minty and refreshing, be prepared to make the mojito your summertime staple. Yum!