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How to Prepare Delicious Mojitos

With fresh mint and lime, mojitos are tart, sweet, and super refreshing.

My kids are at sleepaway camp for a few weeks, so there’s not much cooking or food shopping going on chez moi. At night, my poor husband wanders back and forth from the fridge to the pantry, somehow hoping food will miraculously appear. I told him that if he’s hungry, he’s more than welcome to go to the store. As for me, I’m enjoying a break from feeding our little monsters and all their hungry friends. I am, however, making cocktails! These mojitos are tart and sweet, how I like them; feel free to adjust the lime juice and sugar to suit your taste.


By Jennifer Segal

With fresh mint and lime, mojitos are tart, sweet, and super refreshing.

Servings: 1 drink Total Time: 5 Minutes


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, from about 2 limes

  • 4 heaping teaspoons superfine sugar

  • 12 fresh mint leaves, divided, plus more for garnish

  • 1/4 cup white rum

  • 1/4 cup club soda

  • 1 cup crushed ice

  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. In a tall (10-ounce) glass, combine the lime juice and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Tear the mint leaves in half and add them to the glass. Using a muddle stick or end of a wooden spoon, gently stir and mash the mint to release the mint oils. Add the rum, crushed ice, and club soda. Stir, then tuck remaining the mint sprigs and lime wedges into the top of glass.

  2. Gluten-free adaptable note: to the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

Special thanks to Jennifer Segal, for the recipe and images. You can support Jennifer by purchasing her cookbook, "Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook," featuring over 100 delightful recipes.


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