The Real Mojito Recipe

– 10 fresh mint leave – ½ medium lime, cut into 3 wedges, divided – 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste – 1 cup ice cubes, or as needed – 1 ½ fluid ounces white rum – ½ cup club soda, or as needed


Put mint leaves and one lime wedge into a strong glass.

Squash them using a tool called a muddler to get out the mint oils and lime juice.

Then, add more lime wedges and two tablespoons of sugar, and squash again to release the lime juice. Don't strain the mix.

Fill the glass nearly to the top with ice.

Pour in rum and top up the glass with club soda.

Stir it all together, taste it, and add more sugar if you want it sweeter.