Bank Holiday Cocktails: How To Make A Classic Mojito (Extra Minty!)

Monday, 1 May 2017

How To Make A Classic Mojito
Well, the sun may have been a little intermittent over this bank holiday weekend, but I'm not going to let that stop me from making the most of an extra day off! So pull out your best highballs, chop up some limes, grab the mint, and bring out the rum - mine's a Mojito!

A classic Mojito is one of the most enjoyable cocktails to make on a hot sunny day because it's so wonderfully refreshing, and I like to add some extra mint in mine to make it even more so. Here's a quick and easy method that anyone can do.

You Will Need:-
  • 50ml of White Rum
  • A generous wedge of Lime
  • A handful of Fresh Mint Leaves 
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Caster Sugar
  • Dash of Soda Water
  • A handful of Crushed Ice

How To Mix:-
  1. Add the Lime and Sugar to a highball or long glass.
  2. Grab the Fresh Mint Leaves and 'clap' them between your hands to gently release their flavour. Add them to the glass, and 'muddle' everything together with a muddler or a rolling pin. Muddling basically just means gently pressing/squashing something to encourage it to release more of its flavour. Don't over do this or you can get a bitter taste from the Mint - three or four gentle squashes with a rolling pin is usually enough.
  3. Add the Crushed Ice and pour in the White Rum, gently stirring everything together with a spoon.
  4. Top with more Ice if desired and enjoy!

Special thanks to Dartington Crystal for providing a pair of their beautiful Exmoor Highball Glasses* (£48, link) for this feature. They've been making high-quality crystal drinkware for over 50 years in the UK  and their glasses are simply stunning! Check them out online at

How To Make A Classic Mojito
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  1. Looks delicious! I love Pimms in the summertime and my all time fav cocktail is a Negroni x


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