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Mojito

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

1 serving

Traditional mojitos are made with rum, which is both pleasant and mildly sweet. If you want a new spin on the classic mojito recipe, try using tequila for tart, yet refreshing flavor. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Mojito Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 to 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda, chilled
  • GARNISH:
  • Mint sprig and lime slice

Directions

  1. Squeeze lime wedge into a highball glass; drop lime into the glass. Add sugar; muddle. Add ice. Gently press mint or slap mint; add to glass. Pour rum and club soda into glass; stir. Garnish with lime slice.
Tequila Mojito: Substitute silver tequila (such as Jose Cuervo Clasico) for the rum.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 149 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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