The Classic Mojito Recipe and How to Make it for a Crowd

The Classic Mojito Recipe and How to Make it for a Crowd

Are you ready to learn about a Mojito, how to make it? This refreshing and minty drink is perfect for a summer afternoon or a night out with friends.

How to make a classic mojito

A classic Mojito requires only a few simple ingredients: white rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, club soda, fresh mint leaves, and ice. These ingredients work together to create the refreshing and tangy flavor that Mojitos are known for. The balance of sweetness and tartness from the lime and simple syrup, along with the fresh mint and bubbles from the club soda, make the Mojito a timeless and popular cocktail.

Classic mojito ingredients:

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves

How to make a classic mojito 

To make a delicious Mojito, start by placing a handful of fresh mint leaves in a sturdy glass. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently crush the mint, releasing its oils and flavor. Next, add white rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup to the glass and top with crushed ice. Stir well and then top with a splash of soda. Top with a sprig of fresh mint as a garnish, and enjoy your perfectly crafted, refreshing Mojito!

Making a mojito for a crowd

If you're making Mojitos for a group, you can use a pitcher instead of making them individually. Multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want to make and mix everything in a pitcher. Keep the pitcher in the fridge until ready to serve. Remember to only add the ice and the soda before serving to keep the Mojitos fresh and fizzy. 

Mojito FAQ's

1. Is a Mojito made with rum?

Mojitos are commonly made with rum, although the recipe will still be delicious with most clear spirits

2. Where is the mojito cocktail from?

The Mojito originated in Cuba.

3. How to make a Mojito

Follow the simple recipe above


There you have it, a classic Mojito with an unexpected ingredient. Did you know that the Mojito originated in Havana, Cuba, and was a favorite of author Ernest Hemingway? When you make this cocktail, you can impress your friends with your knowledge of its history and unique twist.

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