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Customize this classic 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 cocktail recipe you'll return to again and again!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: David A Land

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; carbohydrates 20g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 17g; protein 1g; vitamin a 631.7IU; vitamin c 8.3mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 16.1mcg; sodium 31mg; potassium 96mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 2mg.