Easy Mojito cocktail recipe

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This easy mojito cocktail is the perfect way to make the classic Cuban drink with as little fuss as possible

Mojito cocktail recipe
Preparation Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins

This easy mojito cocktail is an absolute classic and it's so simple to make you can be saying 'cheers' in just 5 minutes. 

Mojitos are the ideal celebration cocktail. Mixing tangy lime, cool mint and sugar with rum has all the flair of a Cuban fiesta - perfect for parties. It's refreshing and light and works really well at outdoor cocktail parties on sunny days, alongside barbecues, or even at weddings. Load up the glasses with plenty of ice and serve with straws and extra sprigs of mint. This recipe makes one cocktail, but just multiply all the ingredients to serve up for a crowd.


  • 50ml light rum
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ lime
  • Mint sprigs
  • Soda water, to taste




  1. Squeeze the lime juice into a large chilled glass, add mint and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Fill glass with cruched ice and pour in the rum
  3. Swizzle until the glass goes frosty.
  4. Add a dash of soda water to taste. Garnish with mint and serve with straws.

Top tip for making Easy Mojito cocktail

For an extra kick add a dash of dark rum.

Do you shake a mojito?

To make sure your mojito is mixed to perfection we recommend using a shaker, topping the ingredients with a good amount of ice and shaking it for a good minute or so. Don't go overboard though otherwise the mint will get crushed and may overpower the drink.

What is the best rum for making mojitos?

The best rum for making mojitos is white, light or silver rum which you can buy in your local supermarket. Dark rums are better for other cocktails like a Dark & Stormy. Don't go for the absolutely cheapest rum you can find, as you will be able to taste it in the drink. A good mid-range brand is idea, since you're adding sugar and mint which will change the flavours anyway.

Can you make a mojito without mint?

If you're not a fan of mint, you can swap this fresh herb for others instead. Try rosemary for a strong punch of flavour, basil for a subtle hint or thyme to really transform your mojito.

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