How to Make the Perfect Mojito!

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With summer just around the corner, what could be more perfect than a refreshing beverage on a hot summer night...or day for that matter. Whether you're having a barbecue or are just hanging out with friends, a mojito serves as the perfect drink to quench anyone's thirst. Here you will learn how to make the perfect mojito to leave all of your friends impressed.

Step 1: Get Your Ingredients!

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For your mojito you will need the following ingredients:

Mint leaves
Rum (We use Bacardi in this recipe)
Club Soda

DragosS20 days ago

Cool tip but the perfect Mojito goes with the perfect cocktail dispenser made by these guys : http://www.thebeergiraffe.com/en/what-is-a-beer-tower/

Do you think it would be okay to substitute the sugar with Agave nectar? I'm trying to stay away from sugar, but I LOVE mojitos.
tschock (author)  nataya.crawford4 months ago
Yes!! Absolutely! You probably wouldn't even have to add much at all! Try it and see what you think!
admiral0015 years ago
if you're going to muddle the mint leaves in the glass, add a little sugar to it too. the sugar is an abrasive and will grind up the leaves very well
Forgot to mention this... good instructible

great tip

wingman35811 months ago

Great recipe, worked well for me. Though it was a bit too sweet, I'll do 2 parts sugar to 3 parts water in the syrup next time. Thanks!

kevlarkev2 years ago
I was in Souther France a few years ago and had a mojito very similar to this one. The difference was the bar owner put sugar crystals of some sort in the very bottom of the glass. A simple addition and it was delicious. I'm going to try this recipe with her twist. Sounds delicious!
Thanks a lot for giving such intructive advice
moahdeeb7772 years ago
Sound soooooo tasty goood please make me one and email it 2me PLEASE!!!!
PaulaPalmer3 years ago
I'm a newbee and this recipe worked for me, thank you so much! I will also head the other advice... thanks again!
edobryden4 years ago
i use a few drops of Angostura, try it !
Smart Ideas6 years ago
Here is one improvement. Instead of molding the mint leaves in the glass, clap them two or three times in your hands. Enough flavor and aroma will be released. While drinking the mojito, there won't be small pieces of mojito leaves in the straw, too.

See The Perfect Mojito for more details and advice.