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Classic Mojito

The muddling and the order of the ingredients helps ensure that all the flavors are well blended. Serve with a sugar cane swizzle stick or a wooden chopstick to keep the different flavors well blended.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 180kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 to 3 ounces club soda chilled
  • 2 wedges lime garnish
  • Mint sprig garnish

Instructions

  • Place the mint leaves in a highball glass and add the lime juice and sugars and gently muddle: press down on the mint leaves, lime juice, and sugars with a wooden spoon or muddler. Muddling releases the oils from the mint leaves. You don’t want shredded leaves floating around in the drink and getting stuck between your teeth—so muddle gently.
  • After muddling add crushed ice and rum, and top off with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

Notes

Feel free to substitute the sugar with 1 ounce of simple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg