We’re NOT out of Mint

I know, I know. The Mojito has such a bad reputation… it can be annoying to keep fresh mint around and muddling interrupts your flow behind the bar. But I’ve yet to find one person out there who doesn’t agree that a Mojito made just right is a thing of beauty.

The aromatics of the mint plus the sweetness of the rum and sugar… it’s a delicious, simple, refreshing cocktail.

How to Make a Mojito

This is one of those super simple cocktails that you don’t even need to shake. Simply build it right in the glass! Add your mint and lime juice to your glass, then muddle. Don’t get too aggressive – you just want to press out some of the aromatics without bringing out the bitterness. Once that’s done, just add everything else, some ice, and stir. Voila!

One of the greatest things about the mojito is that it’s easy to adjust. If it ends up a bit too sweet, just add a bit of lime juice. Too Sour? Add some more simple syrup.

Can you make a Mojito with Vodka?

As with any cocktail, experimentation is always welcome. You can make this one with pretty much any base spirit, although if you want it to resemble a Mojito, I’d recommend sticking with spirits that are not flavored. (Avoid the Fireball, candy cane vodka, etc.) While it won’t technically be a Mojito anymore, I’m sure it’ll still be delicious!

Here’s some inspiration:

  • Make it with Whiskey: it’s very close to a Mint Julep
  • Make it with Gin: It’s a Southside.
  • Make it with Tequila: well, I don’t know what that’s called, but it sounds good!

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Thou Shalt Not Buy Short Muddlers. The standard 8″ muddler will result in bruised and bloody knuckles from hitting them against the side of the glass. We designed our custom muddler to be extra long (12″) and made of solid, heavy plastic. It’s durable, balanced, and dishwasher safe!

Print Recipe
  1. Lightly muddle the mint in the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
  2. Add rum, lime juice and cane syrup.
  3. Add ice and shake well.
  4. Pour into a Collins glass without straining.
  5. Garnish with mint, lime or both.
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