The Perfect Classic Mojito Recipe

Learn how to make the perfect classic mojito. There is nothing more refreshing than a classic mojito with the balanced flavors of mint and lime. This is my personal favorite recipe and it’s easy to make a single perfect mojito or an entire pitcher. Bonus – this is a great low-calorie drink. When I’m dieting I replace the rum with vodka – still amazingly yummy. Let’s make a mojito.



The Perfect Classic Mojito

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
A Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail. The perfect classic Mojito is a cocktail made with white rum, sugar, lime juice, club, and mint.
This recipe will make one perfect classic Mojito, If you want to make a pitcher, just change the serving size in the recipe.
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  • 1 1/2 oz White or Dark Rum
  • 3 leaves Mint
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • club soda
  • Ice - I like mine crushed
  • 1/2 lime - cut into wedges


  • In a highball glass or a cocktail shaker muddle mint with sugar, lime juice, and lime wedges.
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add Rum and top with club soda.


To make a pitcher just change the number of servings and the recipe will calculate the ingredients.
When I'm dieting I replace the rum with vodka - it's still refreshing and yummy plus it has a lower glycemic index.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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  1. Bill
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    Perfect Mojito

  2. Cheryl
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    Made a couple of pitchers for a party. Everyone loved it and being able to change the servings made it super easy to make a pitcher.

  3. Jannie
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    sooooo refreshing


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