The Mojito

Mojito drink


Recipe by Melissa Nicholson Course: Cocktail



Ah…the refreshing Mojito. The sweetness of the rum, balanced by the freshness of mint and lime is incomparable. Plus, although it’s an impressive-looking drink, the Mojito is easy to make.


  • 2 oz 2 Rum

  • 1.5 oz 1.5 Lime juice

  • 1 1 Brown sugar cube

  • 5 5 Mint leaves

  • 2 oz 2 Soda water

  • 1 1 Lime wheel

  • 1 1 Mint bundle


  • In your serving glass add the sugar and the 6 mint leaves, press them gently with your muddler.
  • Add your rum and and lime juice and give it a stir.
  • Top the glass with ice and fill it with soda water.
  • Slowly, in a circular motion, stir the mix, careful not to lift the mint at the bottom.
  • Garnish with your extra mint and lime wheel


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Bourbon stole my heart a few years ago when I had several opportunities to write about it. Food stole my heart when I was lucky enough to be raised by a mom who managed to make nearly everything from scratch when we were growing up.