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Classic Mojito Recipes – Find The Best Recipes for Classic Mint Mojito Cocktails

Jul.16.2021
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Best Way to Make a Mojito

Mojito Recipes

My favorite cocktail to drink in the summer is definitely a mojito. I remember having the best mojito in the world while traveling to Mexico City after graduating from University. The refreshing lime with the cool and fragrant mint was cascading delightfully from my straw to my mouth, with a delicious white rum hitting me in all the right places. I craved the drink and set out to try to make an authentic mojito as soon as I got home so that I could savor that memory of the trip as well as indulge in my new favorite drink whenever I wanted to without having to travel farther than maybe the grocery and liquor store. If you like mint lime and rum, and you’ve never had a mojito, you should really try one! If you have had one and liked it, you should learn how to make them at home! Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, put a flavorful spin on a homemade mojito recipe, or you’re looking to perfect your classic mojito recipe, you’ve come to the right place to learn how to make a banging mojito to drink on national mojito day. We’ve got a basic mojito recipe that will wow you with its simple yet amazing flavor profile with a few ways to tweak and modify the recipe to make it extra fun and exciting for those who are looking to experiment.

How to Make Mojito At Home

In this article, I am going to teach you how to make an easy mojito cocktail recipe using ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store and liquor store. You may want to have a juicer, a muddler, and a cocktail shaker, but if you don’t have these you can simply use your hands, a spoon, and a jar or two cups!

What Is In Mojito?

The ingredients for mojito are as follows:

  • ½ Lime separated into two parts
  • Ice
  • White Rum
  • Mint (About 8-12 leaves)
  • Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda
How to Make the Simple Syrup

How to Make the Simple Syrup

This might be a mojito recipe, but I want to take some time to let you know how to make simple syrup. You can either use agave nectar which will already be a nice syrup texture if you buy it at the store, but if you want to go for a cheaper option you can make your own simple syrup and it’s really cheap. People use simple syrup for cocktails and other cold drinks because unlike table sugar which often doesn’t dissolve in cold liquids and sinks to a sludge at the bottom of your cup, simple syrup mixes in easily! If you’re going with this simple syrup option you should know it’s super easy to make at home. All you need is a pot, a burner, some sugar, and some water. For most simple syrups the recipe ratio is one part sugar to one part water. If you like it really sweet you can add slightly more sugar and if you like it less sweet slightly less sugar will do the trick. All you do to make this syrup is put the water and sugar in a pot on the stove and cook until all the sugar is dissolved into the water. You will want to stir it regularly to ensure it all mixes together smoothly. You will then notice it becomes a bit syrupy once it cools down. You can store simple syrup in your refrigerator to use for anything from cocktails to adding to boring cereals to putting in iced coffee or tea!

Best Way to Make a Mojito

The best way to make a mojito from scratch is to first muddle the mint leaves and lime together to break down the oils and release them and their delicious flavors into the drink. You don’t strain a mojito, so there will be plenty of super fresh and wonderful flavor sitting right in your cup, but you may want to check your teeth for a mint after drinking your cocktail if you’re not using a straw. So the first thing to do is put all of your mint and half of your ½ lime into the cup you’re going to serve the drink in and muddle it either with a muddler or a big spoon. Muddling is better than cutting because you really want to crush the leaves to release the flavor. Once you’ve muddled the mint leaves and lime, you will want to add your ice (however much you desire in your cup). I like a lot of ice, especially if it is a hot day. Then you will add one shot of white rum and 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or simple syrup. You can add more or less of your sweetener depending on how sweet you like your beverage. Then you can either move this to a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight lid to shake, or you can simply stir in your cup. Finally, you will add your soda water to the top of the glass and give it a stir with a spoon, straw or swizzle stick. Then there you have it! You’ve made a classic and amazing mojito recipe that you can either make for one person or double for two. If you want to make a pitcher of mojitos, you can multiply the recipe by four and make enough for four people.

Your Classic Mojito Recipe

Variations On Your Classic Mojito Recipe:

For making your classic mojito a little different and a little more adventurous, there are a couple of modifications you can make to the recipe to change it to your liking. If you want your mojito to be more strong, you can make it a double by adding two shots of rum instead of one. If you want to add some more citrus and sweet flavor, you can add either a half shot or full shot of orange or lime liqueur. Some people use ginger ale instead of soda water to make it sweeter with a hint of ginger. You can also add other herbs if you dislike mint or want a variety of tastes in there. Basil is one that some people enjoy or lavender flowers, rose petals or orange blossoms. In Cuba they use yerba buena instead of mint which gives the drink a different delicious flavor.

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