How to Master a Classic Mojito + 6 Mouthwatering Variations to Try
Beat the heat with these must-try mojitos.
When it’s this hot outside, you have to be strategic with your cocktail selection. Some concoctions just don’t pair well with the summer sun. What does, you ask? An ice-cold mojito. Fresh lime juice gives the perfect citrus bite, while mint sprigs add a refreshing coolness to the drink. Best of all, it won’t ruin your cocktail if the ice melts a bit. The drink’s strong flavors can balance a little water. Try our classic mojito recipe, or get creative with one of our tasty variations.
When mastering the classic, there are a few important tips to remember:
1: Always use fresh lime juice. Skipping this step will change the flavor of the drink.
2: Don’t over-muddle the mint.
3: Don’t substitute gold or dark rum for silver rum.
4: If you grow your own mint (or your friendly neighbor does), use it! The fresher, the better.
Make It: Our Classic Mojito Cocktail Recipe
Black and Blue Mojito
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Make It: Black and Blue Mint Mojito Recipe
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Berry Rose Mojito
Make It: Berry Rose Mojito Recipe
Put a sweet and springy twist on the mojito with fresh strawberries and lemons. To make this cocktail, you'll need: 4 strawberries, 4 thin lemon wedges, 5 mint leaves, 1 mint sprig for garnish, sparkling water and ice cubes as needed (based on glass size).
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Virgin Grapefruit Mojito
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