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Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup

The Mojito is one of those classic cocktails that’s simply amazing. To make it easy, this is a fabulous Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup. It’s filled with fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice and club soda to make the perfect mojito.

Mojito cocktail on a silver platter with fresh mint and limes around the drink.

Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup

 

Why Make a Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup?

The classic mojito recipe calls for actual sugar cane or even white sugar, but it takes a too much time for the sugar to actually dissolve! In fact, even using superfine sugar still takes too much time dissolve.

That’s why we make the best mojito recipe with simply syrup. Tastes just as refreshing on a hot summer day and you can enjoy it faster by not having to waiting for the sugar to integrate into the cocktail.

Just like our Blue Mojitos and Mango Mojitos and even this Peach Mint Julep, these great recipes are made with regular simple syrup!

Mojito with lime wheels and mint leaves.

 

Why You’ll Love this Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup

There are often a few shortcuts you can use when making famous cocktails like this classic Mojito cocktail.

  • The traditional way to make a good mojito is to use real sugar, but you’ll get the same delicious taste using simple sugar.
  • Using simple syrup makes for an easy Mojitos recipe, which means you make them faster.
  • If you’re making a pitcher of Mojitos, simple syrup is the way to go!
  • Perfect for happy hour, a backyard BBQ or sipping by the pool.
  • This Mojito is a refreshing summer drink.

Want more refreshing drinks? Check out this list of our favorite summer cocktails.

What is the Best Rum for Mojitos?

Always use a good white rum, light rum or silver rum.

These rums do not compete with the fresh mint flavors, keeping this Mojito recipe light and refreshing.

I use Bacardi Silver (a rum from Puerto Rico), but if you want to get totally authentic, a traditional Mojito calls for a Cuban rum. Try Havana Club Anejo Blanco.

 

History of the Classic Mojito

The most common theory is that the Mojito was invented in Havana, Cuba and it’s rumored it was a favorite cocktail of Ernest Hemingway.

Although, there are several more theories on the invention of this classic cocktail as mentioned in Wikipedia.

Kitchen Tools

  • Cocktail Muddler – if you love Mojitos than owning a good muddler is the way to go. This is the wooden muddler I use and love because it has little spikes on the end which makes it easier to release the mint oil from the leaves.
  • Tall Glass / Collins Glass

Ingredients

Fresh ingredients are the key to a delicious mint Mojito. These simple ingredients are all you need:

Fresh Mint Sprigs: You’ll use the leaves to create the mint flavor as well as a fresh mint sprig for garnish. Make sure you have plenty of fresh mint on hand.

Simple Sugar: You can use store bought simple syrup (available in most grocery stores) or make your own simple syrup. Here’s the simple syrup I’m using.

Fresh Lime Wedges: Squeezing fresh lime juice gives this Mojito recipe the best flavor. Plus, use a lime wedge or lime wheel for garnish.

Light Rum: Use a good white rum for this recipe.

Club Soda / Tonic: This recipe uses a little more than a splash of soda water. If you love a little extra minty flavor like I do, use a Mint Tonic Water.

 

Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup ingredients line up on counter top.

 

How to Make a Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup

STEP 1: Add 5-7 mint leaves to the bottom of the glass.

STEP 2: Add plain Simple Sugar.

Pouring Simple Syrup into the bottom of the glass that already has fresh mint leaves.

 

STEP 3: Muddle mint leaves and the simple sugar together for approximately 1 minute. This will release the mint oil from the leaves.

TIP: If you don’t have a Muddler, you can use the handle of a wooden spoon in a pinch. This will take a little longer because it’s smaller than using a good Muddler.

Using a muddler to bruise the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass.

 

STEP 4: Add Light Rum and freshly squeezed lime juice. Stir.

Pouring white rum into the cocktail glass.

 

STEP 5: Fill your cocktail glass with ice cubes.

STEP 6: (Optional) Slide 2-3 lime wheels or small lime slices down the side of the glass, letting the ice hold them in place.

STEP 7: Top with club soda or a lime tonic.

Pouring club soda into the Mojito drink.

 

STEP 8: Garnish with a sprig of mint and lime wheel.

Top view of this Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup garnished with a sprig of mint and lime slices.

 

Variations

Here are a few variation for a Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup:

  • For a sweeter and more robust flavor, some people enjoy using maple syrup instead of plain simple syrup.
  • You can also make a mint syrup by boiling a cup of water, sugar and mint leaves in a small sauce pan. Here’s an easy mint syrup recipe you can follow.
  • If you don’t want to squeeze fresh limes, use Simply Limeade.

More Mojito Recipes

Looking for a few different Mojito recipes? Try one of these:

Blue Mojito

Strawberry Mojito

Coconut Mojito

Mango Mojito

For the ultimate summer cocktail, this Mojito recipe with simple syrup is refreshing and delicious. Perfect a warm summer evening, serve up this classic Mojito during the summer months to cool off with a fresh cocktail.

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Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup

Classic Moito on silver serving tray for aMojito Recipe with Simple Syrup

The Mojito is one of those classic cocktails that's simply amazing. To make it easy, this is a fabulous Mojito Recipe with Simple Syrup. It's filled with fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice and club soda to make the perfect mojito.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Instructions

  1. Add 5-7 mint leaves to the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add plain Simple Sugar.
  3. Muddle mint leaves and the simple sugar together for approximately 1 minute. This will release the mint oil from the leaves.
  4. Add Light Rum and freshly squeezed lime juice. Stir.
  5. Fill your cocktail glass with ice cubes.
  6. (Optional) Slide 2-3 lime wheels or small lime slices down the side of the glass, letting the ice hold them in place.
  7. Top with club soda or a lime tonic.
  8. Garnish with a sprig of mint and lime wheel.

Notes

See recipe post for tips, variations and substitutions. Drink Responsibly.

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