Sequins and Sea Breezes: Classic Mint Mojito

Classic Mint Mojito

5/04/2016

Classic Mint Mojito Recipe

Happy Humpday! I'm switching things up a bit today on the blog so feel free to let me know whether you like it, don't like it, couldn't care either way; I just figured I'd try something new and share with you guys a little of what I'm doing when I'm out of the office for work, especially since it seems to be more and more frequently. I have to admit, I LOVE my job. I spent many years bored, unfulfilled and just downright unhappy at my previous job so it's such a refreshing change of pace to be challenged and get to participate in such an amazing company and fun projects. Before coming here I'd had never participated in a photo shoot and I wasn't really much of a mixologist but I've really gotten to step out of my comfort zone and do a lot in both of these aspects and I'm so happy I have! 
Last week when I was out for three days I got to work with a mixologist (and flare bartender) and learn how to make some tasty cocktails at home so today I'm sharing one of those cocktails with you. I know tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo so I should be sharing a margarita but a mojito is such a refreshing summer cocktail that I just had to share it! 
A mojito really is a fairly simple cocktail to make and has a wide variety of variations so it's easy to switch it up just slightly and have almost a whole new cocktail!


Classic Mint Mojito Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar*
  • 1 cup water*
  • 8 mint leaves plus a sprig to garnish
  • 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of light rum
  • ½ lime
  • Splash of sparkling water or club soda
Instructions:
  1. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir while cooking until sugar dissolves. Let cool.*
  2. While the simple syrup is cooling, add mint and lime to a glass.
  3. Muddle together.
  4. Fill glass with ice.
  5. Add cooled simple syrup and rum to the glass.
  6. Top with sparkling water or club soda.
  7. Enjoy!
* You can skip making your own simple syrup and use store bought simple syrup if you'd like.



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41 comments

  1. Is it sad that this makes me want to drink at 6am? So yummy!

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  2. That looks so refreshing! I always loved mojitos. It makes me sad I can't drink due to my medicine, but I would be all over this for sure! One of the best ones I had was in New Orleans!

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  3. I'm definitely a fan of mojitos and I don't know why we don't experiment and make more exciting cocktails at home...maybe this will be the drink we start with! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. I love a good mojito. I've heard that it's one of the bartenders least favorite things to make though because it takes some time to muddle everything? So I always feel a little guilty when I order them haha

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  5. I love mojito is my favorite cocktail!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    XO Erica
    www.ericavoyage.com

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  6. This is MY kind of drink, esp with how humid it has been. Cheers!

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  7. Looks really refreshing!

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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  8. Love a mojito (and it's a nice marg alternative for Cinco) - I especially like experimenting with its different variations, like adding strawberries!

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  9. yay for ALL of the above. i love that you love your job now - that is THE most important thing to feel fulfilled. and i don't know about anyone else but i love switching it up. and mojitos are perfect for cinco tomorrow. yum! i often forget how easy they are to make and i should do it myself :) usually better that way :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  10. I'm not usually a mojito fan bc they're too sweet but this recipe sounds amazing! Maybe just lighter on the sugar! Always love fresh lime in a cocktail! Love that you love your job too!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. So glad you are loving your job so much-- I feel like that makes such a huge difference in every aspect of your life. Your job always looks SO fun, and this mojito sounds delicious!

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  12. Yummy! I'm more of a margarita girl but I love mojitos too. Great pictures.
    xo, Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  13. I LOVE mojitos! There's nothing more refreshing than limes and mint! Thanks for the recipe, sweets!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  14. Glad to hear you are loving your job, that is amazing and something a lot people will never get to experience! A mint mojito will definitely be calling my name in June, I've tried them without alcohol but they're just too sweet that way!

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  15. Pour me a tall one... It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?! Virtual cheers! Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  16. LOVE this girl...more more more! So happy to hear you love your job, it's so important since we spend so much of our day there. This sounds so good, I love mojitos!

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  17. I love mojitos! They are my favorite Summer drinks for those hot months. So glad to hear you are loving your job!

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  18. You know, I've never had a mojito!?! Definitely need to give one a try!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  19. Love how much you love your job! It's so refreshing to finally feel fulfilled and in a career instead of just a job that you dread going to and existing at. And this mojito looks delish! *Cheers* <3
    Green Fashionista

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  20. I tend to crave margaritas for Cinco de Mayo, but a mojito is perfect for a hot summer day in Texas or Florida! I would love to see more cocktail recipes!

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  21. Delicious! I actually prefer a mojito over a margarita anyway so this is perfect! I'm meeting up a friend for drinks tomorrow so I'll be ordering that :)!

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  22. Aahh, so delicious and perfect for warmer days! Have to try your recipe! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  23. This mojito looks so delicious and refreshing! You are so right, it's easy to switch up the ingredients with mojitos and make completely different drinks. I love that about them!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  24. This mojito looks so delicious and refreshing! You are so right, it's easy to switch up the ingredients with mojitos and make completely different drinks. I love that about them!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  25. Yum! I had a grape mojito once and it was AMAZING!

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  26. This mojito looks so good and learning how to make cocktails must be so much fun!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

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  27. I love a good mint mojito in the summer! :) Yours looks so refreshing.

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  28. I much prefer mojitos to margaritas. Your recipe sounds delicious! I always order them when i'm out for dinner at places like Bahama Breeze.

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  29. I love learning more about your job and that you're sharing a delicious cocktail recipe today! I love mojitos but I never drink them! May have to try this at home!

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  30. This makes me thirsty. :D
    I'd surely want to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  31. Brian and I loveeee a good mojito! Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

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  32. I love a good mojito! I definitely need to save and use this recipe (hopefully soon!)

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  33. Yum! This looks delicious! We always get more adventurous with our drink making when it warms up so I'm happy this season is upon us!

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  34. Love d simple recipe, definietly gonna try it as it's perfect for this hot weather.
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    xo, kanchan

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  35. This is so fun! I love myself a mojito, especially as the weather gets warmer.

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  36. ahh this is my favorite drink!! i havent had one in SO long! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  37. Oh what I would do for a mojito! Lol. Definitely one of my favorite summer time drinks, so refreshing!

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  38. this looks so refreshing! but really, that is so awesome that you love your job. nothing better! it really makes a difference.

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