How to Make a Delicious Mojito Drink


The Mojito is a classic cocktail that originated in Cuba and has become a beloved favorite worldwide. This refreshing drink is perfect for hot summer days or any occasion where you want to enjoy a burst of citrusy and minty flavors. Follow this simple recipe to create your own delightful Mojito drink at home.


  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • Club soda (to top)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedges and mint sprigs for garnish
  • Optional: extra sugar or simple syrup for added sweetness


  1. Muddle Mint and Sugar:
    • In a sturdy glass or cocktail shaker, add the mint leaves and granulated sugar.
    • Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently muddle the mint leaves with the sugar. This will release the mint oils and flavor.
  2. Add Lime Juice and Rum:
    • Pour the freshly squeezed lime juice and white rum into the glass or shaker with the muddled mint and sugar.
    • If desired, add a splash of simple syrup or extra sugar to adjust the sweetness level of the drink.
  3. Shake or Stir:
    • Fill the glass or shaker with ice cubes.
    • Shake vigorously if using a shaker, or stir well if using a glass, to chill the mixture and combine the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Prepare Serving Glass:
    • Fill a highball glass or Collins glass with ice cubes.
    • Optionally, rim the glass with sugar by moistening the rim with a lime wedge and dipping it into sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.
  5. Strain and Pour:
    • If using a cocktail shaker, strain the mixture into the prepared serving glass. If using a glass, simply pour the mixture into the glass.
  6. Top with Club Soda:
    • Top off the Mojito with club soda, filling the glass almost to the brim.
    • Gently stir the drink to incorporate the club soda with the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the Mojito with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.
    • Optionally, add a straw for easy sipping and a festive touch.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing taste of your homemade Mojito drink!


With its combination of zesty lime, fragrant mint, and crisp rum, the Mojito is a timeless cocktail that never fails to impress. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a summer soirée, this refreshing drink is sure to be a hit with friends and family. Cheers to making your own delicious Mojito at home!