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My brother is a perfectionist.   Every aspect of his life is met with a complete plan of attack.

Plan. Attack. Conquer.

He’s a Marine.  Enough said.  One evening I received this text.

“How do you make your mojitos?”

“Ummm, mint, rum sugar… why?”

“I’m having a get together… I want to serve mojitos.. I’ve  tried several recipes, they all suck.”

“Text me a good recipe….”

I know he reads my blog…. Rum? Ah mijo… tequila is what your sis does, but really who denies a Marine information. Lucky for me I had Carrie. My lovable Tiki Tiki friend who had shared her Mojito by the pitcher recipe on her blog. I picked up a bottle of run and tested the recipe out.  Delish!






Recipe adapted from Tiki Tiki Blog


  • Leaves from about 10 sprigs of mint (and some more for garnish at serving)
  • 8 ounces fresh lime juice — please don’t use the bottled kind of lime juice.
  • 8 ounces simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 16 ounces white rum
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar


  1. In a beautiful pitcher, add mint. lime juice and simple syrup and muddle it with a muddler or big spoon. Don’t go kung-fu on it, Be light and gentle on the mint. Add the rum.
  2. You can make this a few hours early and put in the fridge.
  3. Serve the mojito in a tall glass over crushed — yes, only crushed, ice — with a sprig of mint and top with a splash of sparkling water — if you want. I don’t tend to use the sparkling water.
  4. If you really want to impress, add a slice of sugar cane.
  5. And, of course, you can add more or less of anything to suit your taste — from the sugar, to the lime, to the rum.
  6. Simple Syrup Recipe
  7. Combine water and sugar in a small pan and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature.
  8. Simple Syrup can be kept in a glass container in the fridge for up to a month.

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26 Responses to Mojitos

  1. My favorite coctail! I’m craving one right now!

  2. What a wonderful drink for the upcoming warmer months! Can’t wait to try this when I have fresh mint in the garden.
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  3. This is my all-time favorite drink. This only thing I don’t like about it is the mint in the teeth!
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  4. I rarely drink alcohol but this I must try. Looks very refreshing and I love mint.
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  5. Pinned this one couple of days ago but just now getting here… I am used to the Hemingway style of Mojitos, his favorite drink created by a Cuban bartender so I have not tried one with tequila… will have to do that one too….
    this one looks great
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  6. I’m totally a sucker for a good mojito…but can’t seem to make one at home for hte life of me! Definitely trying this since we always seem to have rum around!
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  7. Oh my you mojito looks absolutely amazing. I could use couple of glasses of those today.

  8. this looks so delicious
    Kitchen Belleicious recently posted..Fried Couscous Salad with Artichokes, Pecans, Red Peppers and CeleryMy Profile

  9. Oooh..gulp..I need a pitcher full please :)
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  10. Gotta love those mojitos! Can’t wait for the weather to get warmer to start enjoying them! Beautiful drink!
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  11. Woo-hoo! Mojitos! Yes, please!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara SauceMy Profile

  12. This is a lovely mohito! My husband loves mohito, so i am keeping the recipe to try it!
    Katerina recently posted..Coconut ChickenMy Profile

  13. My husband loves mohito! i am keeping this to make it for him!

  14. I looove mojitos but I have never actually made them myself. I have to give these a try as the days are getting hotter. Thanks!!
    Magda | My Little Expat Kitchen recently posted..The crème brûléeMy Profile

  15. Perfect for the weather! I could do with a pitcher just about now. :)
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  16. Your “kung fu” remark had me giggling so much :D That mojito looks delish!
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  17. Absolutely summer drink…love it a lot:)

  18. Perfect for the Summer months, love the fresh herbs in your pretty drink;-)

  19. I am not a fan of alcoholic drinks, but mojitos are the only exception! Love this! Thanks for dropping by Vianney!
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  20. Your brother is a Marine?? Oohrah! My honey is a Marine :)

    LOVE mojitos! Thanks for this :)
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  21. Perfect for warming weather! Looks fantastic :)
    Hope you are having a great week…hugs
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s for breakfast? California Scramble with ToastMy Profile

  22. OMG!! I love Mojitos and this one is looking so refreshing!
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  23. Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks. So refreshing!!
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  24. Smile. I could use one of these! Thank you for sharing your sweet minty treat with me. I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday!
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  25. It looks wonderful! A great summer drink.



  26. Mojitos are probably my favorite mixed drink for summer! We even enjoyed a few on St Pattys Day this year because the weather was just so warm :) Yum!
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