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

Equipment

  • muddler
  • cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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. 

Nutrition

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