The Mojito is not a cocktail that is beloved by bartenders because of the effort needed to create it, especially on a busy evening when the bar is full. But if the bar is not two or three people deep, or you want to make one at home there are a few variations you can try.
Rum, sugar, lime, mint and soda is all that’s needed, to create the traditional Mojito. The cocktail is built in a glass and topped with ice, but the individual elements used can cause controversy with every bar having their own idea or spin on this classic cocktail.
A well-made classic Mojito is a drink that very few people will turn their nose up at. Its combination of fresh ingredients, length, and refreshing flavor profile make it one of the most widely appealing cocktails.
Two tips for making a Mojito: Never muddle the mint, and never use Sprite.
- 2-3 oz Light rum
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 2-4 Mint sprigs
- Soda water
- Tear the mint into small pieces and add sugar with a splash of soda water in a mixing glass until the sugar dissolves.
- Squeeze the lime into the glass, add rum and shake with ice. Strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water, garnish with mint sprig.
For more cocktails which feature Light Rum, check out the attached list.