Mojitos have always been Justin’s favorite drink. Recently, he has been trying a few different varieties. But, nothing beats a classic mojito when you are looking for a cool, refreshing drink.
The weather has been so hot here lately, and we need a way to beat the heat. Mint grows extremely well in our garden, so we use that for a fresh taste. Mix that with a few limes and other ingredients and you have a classic mojito! You can also add other fruit for a different flavor. But mint and lime make it a classic.
Use 7Up as your base soda for the drink for the best flavor. We have tried a few different ones, and this works better than anything else. I’m pretty sure a traditional mojito is made with club soda, but that doesn’t have a lot of flavor. At least, not in our opinion.
Step by Step
To make a classic, make sure you have a sturdy serving glass since you will be muddling and mixing in it. We have a few beer mugs that we like to use for mojitos. Cut the limes into quarters and squeeze to release some of the juice. Then toss the entire lime chunks in the pitcher.
Add the mint leaves and muddle those. If you don’t have a muddler, use the back of a spoon to press the mint leaves to release some of their oil. Make sure you don’t crush them so much that they look like wilted spinach, but enough so that you can smell the mint.
Pour in the sugar and rum. Stir in the soda until the sugar has dissolved. Add some ice to your serving cups and serve the mojito cold.
Originally Published On: July 1, 2019
- 2 sprigs mint leaves
- 1 lime
- 2 oz rum
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 8 oz 7-Up
- Pull the leaves off of the mint sprigs and muddle them in a serving glass
- Cut the lime into wedges and squeeze the juice into the glass then muddle the wedges with the mint leaves
- Add the rum and sugar, stirring until the sugar partially dissolves in the liquid
- Fill the glass with ice then top with 7-Up
- Stir gently so the soda doesn’t fizz
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