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Two highballs of Puerto Rican Mojitos, sliced limes and mint sprigs lie around the glasses

Puerto Rican Mojitos

Use fresh mint and lime juice to create this bright, crisp cocktail.
Course Drinks, Libations
Cuisine Cuban, Puerto Rican/Hispanic
Keyword mojito, rum
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 88kcal


  • muddler
  • cocktail shaker


  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3 ounces lime juice
  • lemon-lime soda or soda water, to float


  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the turbinado and mint leaves. The mixture should look syrupy and smell minty.
  • Add a cup of ice to the cocktail shaker, followed by rum and lime juice.
    Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously until the shaker frosts over. 
  • Fill two highball glasses with ice and strain the mojito base into the glasses.
    Pour the lemon-lime soda to top it. Leave a 1/4" headspace so you can stir the cocktail. 
  • Garnish your cocktails with fresh mint and/or lime wheels. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly.


To make virgin Puerto Rican Mojitos just use soda water in place of the rum. 

Pitcher Mojitos:

  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 3 bunches fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 2 cups lime juice
  • 1 liter lemon lime soda
Muddle or pulse the mint and sugar in a blender. Mix with the rum and lime juice and strain into a pitcher. Serve over ice and float the soda as desired. 


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg