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Lime Mojitos

Lime mojitos are a classic and much loved cocktail! Rum + lime + mint make such a refreshing combination and such a delightful drink on a hot summer day. These delicious cocktails only require a handful of ingredients and are super easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
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Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 177kcal


  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • 1 lime cut in half
  • 3 tbsp simple syrup see instructions below
  • 30 ml rum or more, to taste
  • mineral or soda water
  • crushed ice

To garnish

  • lime wedges
  • extra mint


For the simple syrup

  • To make a simple sugar syrup, place one cup of water and one cup of sugar into a small saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Continue to simmer, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

For the mojito (single serve)

  • In a tall glass, gently crush and muddle together the mint leaves and lime juice.
  • Add the simple syrup, rum and ice and top with mineral or soda water. Stir well and garnish with a sprig of mint and lime wedges. Enjoy!


The simple syrup can be made ahead and stored in a glass jar until ready to serve.
This recipe makes one serve, but the quantities can be easily multiplied to make a pitcher of mojitos when entertaining. Simply follow the instructions above, but add the ingredients to a large jug or pitcher instead. 


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg