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The Mojito

The Cuban cocktail, rum, lime and mint, topped with soda.
Prep Time 2 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 1


  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3 ounces light rum (2 is standard)
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce mint simple syrup (see above for how to make; plain simple syrup is standard)
  • 1 sprig mint
  • 1 lime wheel


  • Crush the mint between your fingers until they're fragrant and put them in a highball glass.
  • Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup.
  • Fill the glass with ice, and top the glass off with soda water.
  • Garnish with the sprig of mint and lime wheel.
Keyword Cuba, Lime, mint, rum