Author Notes: This Homemade Classic Mojito is a refreshing summer drink, using fresh mint, lime and white rum. —VibrantPlate
teaspoons brown sugar
milliliters white rum
milliliters carbonated water
- Cut lime into small wedges (about 6-8). Place half mint leaves, half the lime wedges and a teaspoon of brown sugar in each glass. With a spoon or pestle or other club-shaped object to crush the mint leaves and lime wedges and combine with sugar.
- Add crushed ice to the glass and pour the rum over the ice (half of the measurement to each glass). Add carbonated water and stir. Give the mojito a taste and adjust rum or sugar content as needed.
- To make crushed ice: I froze water into ice cubes, then placed the ice cubes in my kitchen blender and pulsed it a couple of times until I got some finely crushed ice and some larger chunks. No need to be fancy, just put it in there.