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Straight on shot of a glass of mojito on a white plate with a flower next to it. The mojito has mint sticking out of it and a lime on the rim.

Easy Mojito Recipe (how to make a mojito)

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Mojito Recipe (how to make a mojito) – learn how to make a mojito at home with this easy, tried-and-true recipe! Perfect for a hot summer day!


  • 23 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • ice
  • 1oz white rum
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice or key lime juice*
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon simple syrup
  • splash of tonic water**


  1. Add mint leaves to glass. Use a cocktail muddler to muddle the mint leaves.
  2. Add ice, rum, lime juice, simple syrup and a splash of tonic water.
  3. Stir and garnish with fresh lime slice and mint sprigs.


  • *Lime Juice: feel free to use fresh lime juice, bottled lime juice or key lime juice
  • **Tonic Water: while you can use a sparkling water or soda water – we tested all the options – the tonic water resulted in the best tasting mojito.