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The Classic Mojito {TGIF}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Course Cocktail
Servings 4


For simple syrup...

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh Mint

For Mojito...

  • Ice
  • 6 oz. light Rum
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • Simple syrup
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 12 oz. club soda or Sprite Zero


For simple syrup...

  • Combine sugar and water in a small pan over medium heat; cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and toss in mint sprigs. Allow to steep for about an hour, then chill syrup.

For Mojito...

  • In shaker or tall glass, add 8-10 mint leaves, 2 lime wedges, and a dash of simple syrup. Then muddle until well smashed.
  • Fill shaker with ice, then add Rum and shake.
  • Pour into tall glass and top with 1-2 oz. club soda.


If I'm making Strawberry Mojitos, I slice strawberries then sprinkle them generously with sugar and a splash of juice (any kind); cover them and refrigerate for an hour or two....voila strawberry simple syrup.