Classic Mojitos

Classic mojitos are one of our favorite summer cocktails. There’s something so refreshing about the combination of lime and mint. We took advantage of a warm San Francisco weekend a few weeks ago to make these delicious mojitos and relax on our patio.

Making a classic mojito with tonic water
Garnishing a classic mojito with mint

To make a mojito, you’ll need a few essential bar supplies including a cocktail shaker, citrus squeezer, and a muddler. We use this cocktail shaker all the time. It has a measuring cup in the lid. We also love this one, this one, and this one. We have two sets of these measuring cups we use when we make cocktails in larger quantities and highly recommend them. For citrus squeezers we like this one, this one, and this amazingly artistic one from Alessi. This is our favorite muddler,  but the back end of a wooden spoon also works in a pinch.

The Taste SF drinks a classic mojito
Classic mojitos are easily to make and great for hot summer day

To make a mojito, muddle 3-4 mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with 1/2 ounce of simple syrup (learn to make simple syrup here). Add 1 ounce of lime juice and 2 ounces of white rum, and fill the shaker about 1/2 full with ice. Give it a few shakes to mix up the ingredients and pour into a tall glass. Top with ice and club soda.

We served ours in these highball glasses. Also love these, these, and these!

Classic Mojitos
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Ingredients
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • .5 oz simple syrup (recipe here)
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz rum
  • Shake with ice
  • Club Soda
  • Mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Muddle the mint, syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Shake with ice.
  3. Pour into glass and top with club soda. Garnish with mint.

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