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This is a recipe for the best classic Mojitos. They’re a delicious combination of fresh lime juice and fresh mint combined with sugar, club soda and rum.

pitcher of Mojitos

How to make Mojitos:

This recipe shows you how to make a pitcher of mojitos so you can share with friends!  Start with a pitcher.  I like to use a glass pitcher so I can see what’s going inside the pitcher. On top of the leaves, you’ll pour in the sugar and lime juice.  Then it’s time for muddling.  The best thing to use for muddling is an actual muddler tool. If you don’t wish to pick up a muddler, you can make do with a wooden spoon.  Just crush the sugar and lime juice into the mint leaves to release the minty flavor into the pitcher.

Then you’ll add in white rum and club soda.  Give the pitcher a stir and serve in individual glasses over ice with fresh mint garnish.

About lime juice:

Do you really have to squeeze two cups of fresh lime juice for this recipe?

The recipe calls for two cups of lime juice.  If you have a lot of limes (and if you have the energy to squeeze them), go for it!  Alternately, my suggestion is to use part fresh lime juice and part bottled lime juice.  If you can manage to squeeze 1 cup of lime juice, use bottled for the second cup.  There is a brand called Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice that is perfectly fine for using for mojitos.  Find it either in your market’s juice aisle or near the cocktail mixers.

classic mojitos

What is Superfine Sugar?

You can certainly use regular granulated white sugar in this recipe, but the superfine sugar will dissolve more quickly. It can be found in your baking aisle.  If you don’t wish to buy it, you can simple put regular sugar in our blender and give it a few whirs to create a finer consistency.

Can mojitos be made ahead?

Sort of.  You can get the muddling done (mint, sugar and lime juice), and then add the rum and club soda when ready to serve.  I wouldn’t do it too far ahead of time though because the mint might get weird or mushy.

close up mojito

Consider growing fresh mint in your yard!

I can’t tell you how many times I wish I had fresh mint in my yard.  I’ve had it growing in a pot at in other houses I’ve lived in, and I keep forgetting to plant it here in Arizona.  Plant it in the spring, and use a pot. If you plant it in your yard, it grows so well that it might take over the surrounding plants! Give it plenty of water and sun to keep it thriving.  You can use fresh mint for mojitos, fruit salads, tea, smoothies, and additional cocktail recipes!

Here are a few more cocktail recipes you might like to try:

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A delicious recipe for this popular, classic cocktail!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 167kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword cuban, mojito, mojitos


  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves, stems trimmed and discarded
  • 1 cup granulated superfine sugar
  • 2 cups lime juice (see notes below)
  • 2 cups light rum
  • 2 cups club soda


  • In the bottom of a large pitcher, using a wooden spoon- crush the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice together. Stir in the rum and club soda.
  • Serve immediately in individual glasses over crushed ice.


  • If you're not in the mood to squeeze a zillion limes to create two cups, try using Nellie and Joe's Famous Key West Lime Juice, which is available in most major supermarkets. Or you can at least use part Nellie & Joe's and part freshly squeezed.


Serving: 1serving (4 ounces) | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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