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  • Bettina Applewhite

Classic Mojito

There's time when you need something light and refreshing but also something that satisfies the adult palate. A classic mojito fits the bill.

A mojito is made with fresh limes, rum, and mint. It's the mint and fresh lime that makes this drink perfect for summertime enjoyment. Muddling the limes and mint together releases the oils and intense flavors of both the mint and the lime.

Don't skip the muddling step. It's the difference between a drink that's okay and a drink that's great. Muddling is using friction to bruise the mint and lime.

It doesn't matter where you are when you're drinking a mojito, you'll be on a tropical beach vacation whenever you have this classic cocktail. The sun will be shining on your face and sand between your toes. A beach vacation full of sun sounds like the perfect escape to me.

Classic Mojito

Makes 2 cocktails


6 - 8 Mint leaves, fresh

3 Lime Wedges

Simple Syrup (Find recipe here)

1/2 Cup Rum

Club Soda


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add limes and mint leaves. Muddle ingredients into shaker for 1 - 2 minutes. Add in simple syrup, ice, and rum. Shake together vigoriously for 2 - 3 minutes. Strain into tall glasses filled with ice. Top glasses with club soda until filled. Enjoy!


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