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This Mojito Recipe made with a lime simple syrup is the perfect drink to enjoy this summer. It is light and refreshing and is made in minutes to enjoy poolside. Making this one of my all-time favorite Mojito recipes and it is made simply at home!

Mojito Recipe

Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks to enjoy during the summer. It may have something to do with my herb garden exploding with the mint leaves or the fact that I just can’t get enough of the combination of lime and mint. Whatever it is, this Mojito cocktail with a lime simple syrup is the drink you will fall in love with all summer long. As an added bonus you can even make a non-alcoholic mojito for the kids! 

Mojito Recipe

Love summer drinks? Try our Shirley Temple or our Tequila Sunrise. 

Mojito Recipe

What will I need to make this Mojito recipe?

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Limes for juice
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Light rum
  • Lime juice
  • Mint leaves

You will need the following supplies

  • Measuring cups, jigger
  • Tall glass
  • Small saucepan
  • Wooden spoon or stir utensil
  • Muddler (spoon)

How to Make a Mojito

  • To make the simple syrup, combine the water, and sugar in a small saucepan.  Bring to a low simmer.  Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is completely dissolved stir in lime juice.

  • Remove from heat and set aside.  Allow the simple syrup to cool completely.  This can be done a few days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  • To Make Mojito: add 3-5 mint leaves to the bottom of a tall glass, and muddle the leaves to release the mint oil.

  • Add ice to the glass.
  • Add lime juice, lime simple syrup, and rum to the glass.

  • Top with sparkling water

  • Stir to combine
  • Top with extra mint leaves and a few slices of lime

  • Sit back and enjoy!
Mojito Recipe

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Get creative with the sparkling water. I typically use Plain sparkling water, add lime, cucumber, and even passion fruit are all delicious to use as well.  It’s fun to experiment.
  • You could swap out the rum for vodka or tequila if you prefer. 
  • You could also use plain simple syrup instead of lime simple syrup if that is your preference.
  • Short on time? Buy simple syrup at the store and use that instead. 
  • If you are serving this at a party you can make a large batch and keep it in a pitcher. Unless you are pouring the drinks immediately from the pitcher, you will want to wait to add the sparkling water until the drink will be served.
Classic Mojito

Storage

This drink is best enjoyed right away after you add in the sparkling water. 

If you would like to make a big batch and store it for later you can mix together the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup and place it in the fridge. 

When you are ready to serve you would then want to add the sparkling water.

Classic Mojito
Can I make this ahead of time?

You can make the lime simple syrup ahead of time. 

As far as everything else, I try to make the drink right before serving it for the best results. If you do want to make it ahead of time, mix all the ingredients except for the sparking water. Add this right before serving.

Can you store the lime simple syrup for later?

Yes, if you have any leftover lime simple syrup you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Can I make this recipe without a muddler?

Yes, you can make mojitos without a muddler. You can use a spoon, the bottom of a wooden spoon, a mortar and pestle, or a wooden skewer.

Can I make a non-alcoholic Mojito?

Sure, you can make a non-alcoholic mojito. Just omit the alcohol.  

Mojito Recipe
Mojito Recipe

Mojito Recipe

Prep Time: 5 seconds
Total Time: 5 seconds

This Mojito Recipe made with a lime simple syrup is the perfect drink to enjoy this summer. It is light and refreshing and is made in minutes to enjoy poolside. Making this one of my all-time favorite Mojito recipes and it is made simply at home!

Ingredients

  • For Simple Syrup
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • For the Mojito
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 ounce lime simple syrup
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Sparkling water
  • Garnish
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. To make the simple syrup, combine the water, and sugar in a small saucepan.  Bring to a low simmer.  Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is completely dissolved stir in lime juice.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside.  Allow the simple syrup to cool completely.  This can be done a few days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  3. To Make Mojito: add 3-5 mint leaves to the bottom of a tall glass, and muddle the leaves to release the mint oil.
  4. Add ice to the glass.
  5. Add lime juice, lime simple syrup, and rum to the glass.
  6. Top with sparkling water
  7. Stir to combine
  8. Top with extra mint leaves and a few slices of lime
  9. Sit back and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2322Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 546gFiber: 6gSugar: 527gProtein: 2g

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