What makes a Mojito?
For an authentic Mojito, you combine a few indigenous Cuban ingredients, and you’ll have one sweet, sparkly sip. It’s so easy; all you need is white rum, lime, mint, sugar and a little club soda for a fizzy finish. Can you feel the sunshine yet?
Let’s break down our Mojito cocktail ingredients a bit further. Start with a top-shelf white rum like Trois Rivières White Rum, as its honey tones add a perfect sweetness. For the lime, always freshly squeeze them at the last minute for extra zing. For the mint, we suggest using spearmint, not only is it easy to come by, but because it’s sweeter and softer than peppermint, and much easier to muddle.
Now, let’s get to the important how to make a Mojito part. Don’t worry if you don’t own a full cocktail kit, all you need is a jug or shaker and a rolling pin or pestle for the muddling. Then for serving, grab a highball glass along with some ice.
What’s the best rum for Mojito?
A Mojito recipe classic style, calls for a white rum, not a dark one, which is aged in charred oak barrels after distillation. White rum is typically not aged or lightly aged in stainless steel barrels, which keeps it clear. We love Trois Rivières White Rum for its honey and spice-forward flavor. Another winner is Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum with its rich molasses notes, both offering a good subtle base for our refreshing cocktail.
How to make a Mojito for a party
Do you want to make easy summer cocktails for a crowd? No problemo! Refreshing pitcher cocktails (like our Mojito) are a lifesaver for an outdoor cocktail party; let’s show you how. Save time, just skip the sugar and opt for equal measures of simple syrup instead. If you want, make our easy recipe or get store-bought.
An average pitcher can hold 60 oz, so mix up our recipe 8 times (without the club soda and ice). Make the minty infusion ahead of time, just simmer your syrup for 3 minutes with roughly chopped mint, cool, and strain. This can be done up to 3 days in advance and kept chilled in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, just stir well, add the ice, and top up with club soda for the fizz and garnish. Mojito is life, btw!