The “Real” Mojito


  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 medium lime, cut into 3 wedges, divided
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes, or as needed
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda, or as needed

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass.  Use a muddler and crush to release mint oils and lime juice.

Step 2: Add remaining lime wedges and 2 tablespoons sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice.  Do not strain the mixture.

Step 3: Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.  Pour in rum and fill the glass with club soda.

Step 4: Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired.

Cool down with this refreshing mojito from AllRecipes!