Five Mojito Cocktail Recipes to Suit Every Taste

Sweet, minty, and brilliantly refreshing, there’s no cocktail quite like a mojito. 

This simple mix of white rum, lime juice, mint, sugar, and soda water stands as one of the world’s best-loved serves, unmatched in both simplicity and deliciousness.  

While Cuba is the undisputed birthplace of the mojito, its exact origins are a little unclear. Some believe that an early mix of unrefined sugar cane spirit, mint, and lime was first created as a medicinal tonic, while others state that it was invented by African slaves working on Cuban sugar cane fields. These slaves supposedly named the cocktail “mojito” as a variation on the word “mojo”, meaning “to cast a spell”. Whatever its origins, it’s undeniable that every mojito does contain a dash of magic.   

The modern mojito really couldn’t be easier to make. For a classic iteration, you’ll just want to make sure you’re using a good bottle of white rum like those from Captain Morgan, Bacardi, and Havana Club. You can also pick up this handy pack of Schweppes Soda Water cans to make sure the mojitos stay flowing all night long. 

The traditional recipe is versatile enough to provide endless opportunities to create tasty variations. Ranging from fruity twists to simple spirit swaps, keep reading to find your signature mojito recipe.  

 

Classic Mojito 

Let’s begin with the basics: a mojito at its purest and finest. One of the most iconic flavour profiles in history, there’s no better way to please a crowd than whipping up a batch of classic mojitos.   

 Ingredients: 

  • 50ml White Rum 
  • 1 Lime 
  • 10 Mint Leaves 
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sugar 
  • Soda Water, to top 
  • Ice 

 Method: 

  1. Cut the lime into wedges and squeeze a good portion of the juice into a small container 
  2. Add the sugar and mint leaves and muddle until soft and fragrant 
  3. Pour this mixture into a glass half-filled with ice, add the rum, and top off with your desired amount of soda water 
  4. Give the drink a thorough stir and garnish with a couple of lime wedges 

 

Raspberry Mojito 

A Raspberry Mojito is surprisingly easy to make and impossible not to love. Just adding a handful of crushed raspberries elevates a classic Mojito into a sweet, summery drink that is sure to satisfy every cocktail desire.  

Ingredients: 

  • 50ml White Rum 
  • Juice of ½ Lime 
  • 15 Fresh Raspberries 
  • 10 Mint Leaves 
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sugar 
  • Soda Water, to top 
  • Ice 

 Method: 

  1. Set aside several raspberries to use as a garnish and place the rest in a sieve. Using the back of a spoon, firmly push the fruits through the sieve, gathering the pulp and discarding the seeds
  2. In a small container, muddle together the raspberry pulp with lime juice, mint leaves and sugar
  3. Add ice cubes, the fruit mixture, rum, and soda water to a tall glass, stir well, and garnish with the remaining raspberries 

 

Passionfruit Mojito 

 The already tropical taste of a mojito is uplifted with the addition of sweet, zingy passionfruit. This cocktail can be made with fresh passionfruit using the same method as the Raspberry Mojito but is a little easier and much more delicious using the fantastic Passoa Passionfruit Liqueur. Bursting with intense fruit flavour, this liqueur makes whipping up expert mixes a breeze.    

Ingredients: 

  • 50ml White Rum 
  • 30ml Passoa Passionfruit Liqueur 
  • Juice of 1 Lime 
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • Soda Water, to top 
  • Ice 

 Method: 

  1. Roughly tear the mint leaves to release flavour and add them to a glass half-filled with ice 
  2. Pour in all the liquid ingredients and stir well 

 

Spiced Rum Mojito 

 Discover a dark mojito twist by swapping out white rum for a spiced variety. With the deliciously earthy, sweet, and spicy expressions from Captain Morgan, Old J, Sailor Jerry, or Dead Man’s Fingers, your mojito will become infused with some seriously punchy flavour. Hot tip – using brown sugar in a Spiced Rum Mojito will bring an added layer of sumptuous caramel seasoning.  

 Ingredients:  

  • 50ml Spiced Rum 
  • 1 Lime 
  • 10 Mint Leaves 
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar 
  • Soda Water, to top 
  • Ice 

 Method:  

  1. Quarter the lime and muddle its juices with the sugar and mint 
  2. In a highball glass filled with ice, add the lime mixture, spiced rum, and soda water
  3. Garnish with a couple of lime wedges and serve

 

Gin Mojito 

Mint and citrus are fantastically adaptable ingredients that will pair well with near enough any spirit – especially gin. A step up from a simple G&T, Gin Mojitos are a great way to bring a depth of botanical flavour to your favourite summery cocktail.  

Ingredients:  

  • 50ml Gin 
  • 1 Lime 
  • 10 Mint Leaves 
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sugar 
  • Soda Water, to top 
  • Ice 

 Method: 

  1.  Juice the lime and cut into wedges 
  2. Muddle the lime juice, mint leaves and sugar 
  3. Add the mixture, gin, soda water, and ice cubes to a tall glass 
  4. Garnish with lime wedges and serve 

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