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Mojito Recipe

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It is the best time of year to make my favorite mojito recipe ever. We love inviting over friends to enjoy refreshing mojitos on the porch. Our herb garden is full of gorgeous mint, so let’s get mixing up a delicious cocktail.

Mojito on a wooden coaster with a paper straw
Mojito with lime

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Mojito Recipe Ingredients

The ingredients for mojitos are simple, and you probably have them on hand.

  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1.5 ounces of simple syrup
  • 1-ounce white rum
  • 3 ounces of club soda
  • Ice
mojito recipe ingredients on a wood cutting board
mojito recipe ingredients
Cocktail tools on a table
Cocktail Bar Tools

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How to Make a Mojito

First, snip a few sprigs of fresh mint from the garden. Place 12 mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass. Next, use a reamer to juice half of a lime, then add the juice to the mint leaves.

Mint leaves and fresh lime juice in a glass
Mint and lime juice
Add simple syrup to the mint leaves and lime juice
Simple syrup
Adding rum to muddle mixture
Mojito rum

Pour the simple syrup into the glass

Adding club soda to the mojito
Club soda

Muddle the mixture in the glass to gently release the essence from the mint leaves.

Muddling mint, simple syrup, and lime juice
Muddling mojito

Next, fill the glass with ice.

Filling the glass with ice
Add ice
Stirring Mojito
Stir cocktail

To serve, garnish with springs of mint and slices of lime.

Note: If you want to remove the muddled mint, strain before serving.

Mojito with a paper straw
Best Mojito Recipe
Mojito recipe

Mojito Recipe

This mojito recipe is an easy, refreshing cocktail everyone will enjoy. Fresh ingredients make it amazing.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mojito, mojito recipe
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 192kcal


  • 12 Mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 3 ounces club soda


  • Add 12 fresh mint leaves to the bottom of a tall glass.
  • Use a citrus rimmer to juice 1/2 of a lime. Add this to the mint leaves.
  • Pour in 1.5 ounces of simple syrup into the glass.
  • Next, use a muddler to muddle the mixture gently.


1 tall glass
1 muddler
1 jigger measuer
1 measuring cup (ounces)
1 Knife
1 cuttingboard
1 stirring spoon


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
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More Recipes from the Garden:

Kimberly, From Farmhouse to Florida, harvested lemon verbena from her garden to make Lemon Verbena Infusion. You can find her recipe and the complete how-to on her blog.

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Lemon Verbena Steeping

Do you have a crop of fresh summer veggies from your garden? Sonya Burgess shares her best-sauteed summer vegetable recipe on her blog.

Plate with sauteed vegables
sauteed summer garden vegetables

Who could resist a fresh summer salad? Lynne from My Family Thyme shares her award-winner summer Caprese salad recipe.

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Caprese salad

See you soon,


Ps. This post was shared on Between Naps on The Porch.

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Thursday 14th of September 2023

Great, just fall thanks for sharing and I many love drink it.


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

This cocktail is so suitable for summer party. Your idea is so wonderful. geometry dash subzero


Wednesday 19th of July 2023

Kippi, this mojito looks so delicious and refreshing! I am excited to feature your post at this week's Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you so much for sharing!

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Friday 7th of July 2023

Another great recipe - love mint


Thursday 29th of June 2023

Kippi this is such a pretty drink that I can’t wait to give this a try with all my garden fresh mint.

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