Marie's Favorite Mojito Recipe
Note: This post was first published on July 11, 2009. It was updated on July 22, 2020
I admit it, sometimes I get weird about my recipes. Sure, there are tried and true ways to do some things - like Mojitos - but when it comes down to it, personal taste has to rule over what's considered "proper".
I've done countless traditional mojitos.. muddling the lime, sugar, and mint.. but when it comes right down to it, I'm not a fan of carbonated water. (AKA club soda, soda water, etc). It just tastes like baking soda to me, not pleasant at all.
Of course, fresh mint and lime are hard to resist in the heat of summer, so I knew I'd have to tweak the recipe a little. Here's MY tried and true version of the mojito!
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Marie's Favorite Mojito
1 oz Rose's Lime Juice
1.5 oz Amber rum
1/2 Lime, sliced
Lemon-Lime Soda (Sprite, 7 Up, Sierra Mist)
In a tall glass, muddle Rose's Lime, Rum, and the mint leaves. If you have a few minutes, let it sit 5-10 minutes, and muddle it again.
Fill glass with ice cubes and as many lime slices as you want. Top up with lemon-lijme soda of your choice, and garnish with a sprig of mint and/or slice of lime. Enjoy!
* Amount of mint leaves is totally a matter of personal preference. I know people who like as little as 3-4 mint leaves in their mojitos, while my husband and I love a really in-your-face amount of mint in ours - 10 large leaves or more.