Recipes and Cooking Mojito 4.4 (9) Add your rating & review Customize this mojito recipe with your favorite rum (flavored if you please!), add a splash of refreshing club soda and fresh herbs, then finish with a squeeze of time. This is one classic mojito recipe you'll make on repeat.! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on January 20, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 large or 10 to 12 small fresh mint leaves or 8 small or 6 large fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 - 3 teaspoon superfine sugar (or 2 Tbsp. Simple Syrup*) 4 tablespoon light rum, or light-spiced, coconut, or fruit flavored rum ½ cup club soda, chilled Lime wedges Fresh mint sprigs (optional) Directions Grab a tall glass and add simple syrup or sugar. Toss in mint leaves or basil leaves torn in two if necessary and lime juice. Use muddler to gently "bruise" the herbs against the glass to allow their flavorful oils to meld with the liquids and fruit** (if using). Fill glass three-quarters full with ice. Add coconut or fruit-flavored rum and top off with club soda. Use a sugarcane skewer, swizzle stick or cocktail spoon to combine. Squeeze and drop in additional lime wedges or two and stir again. Garnish drink with a few extra sprigs of mint or basil, mostly to help drink in their aroma. Enjoy! Simple Syrup: In small saucepan, combine and simmer 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes. Set saucepan in bowl of ice water until syrup is cool. ** If desired, add a few fresh fruit sections. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 140 Calories 1g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 1 Calories 140 % Daily Value * Sodium 29mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Total Sugars 9g Vitamin C 8.3mg 42% Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 2mg 11% Potassium 96mg 2% Folate, total 16.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.