Classic Mojito Cocktail

classic mojito
Photograph by Rita Maas
  • Yield: 1 servings


4 fresh mint sprigs, divided
1ounce simple syrup
1ounce fresh lime juice
2ounces white rum
Club Soda or seltzer


  1. Put 2 mint sprigs, simple syrup and lime juice in a highball glass and muddle together. FIll glass with ice, add the rum, and stir to blend. Fill glass with club soda, garnish with the remaining mint springs, and serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Happy Hour at Home by Barbara Scott-Goodman (Running Press, 2013).