Mojito Fresco


To transform this brisk lime-flavored mojito (moh-HEE-toe) into a margarita, substitute tequila for the rum and serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

Mojito Fresco
Photo: Scott Little
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 2 large limes

  • 2 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • Water

  • Sugar

  • Ice Cubes

  • ¼ - ½ cup light rum

  • Quartered limes (optional)


  1. Cut the 2 large limes into pieces; combine with the 2 cups water, and the 1 cup of sugar in a blender container. Cover tightly; blend with several on-off motions for 30 seconds or until limes are coarsely chopped. Do not puree. Strain through a sieve into a large pitcher. Dilute mixture with 1 to 2 cups water to taste. Cover and chill.

  2. Wet the rims of 4 to 6 tall glasses; dip rims in sugar. Fill sugar-rimmed glasses with ice. Add 1/2 to 1 ounce rum to each glass. Pour chilled lime mixture over rum. Add extra quartered limes, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
34g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 33%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%

*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.

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