At-the-Cabin Mojitos

This delightfully minty cocktail is the one to sip while putting your feet up and watching the world go by.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4


Mint Syrup

cup sugar
cup water
cup packed mint leaves, coarsely chopped


cup rum
cup fresh lime juice (from 2 medium limes)
1 1/2
cups club soda, chilled
Ice cubes for 4 low-ball glasses
thin lime slices (from 2 limes), cut in half
fresh mint sprigs

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix mint syrup ingredients. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes.
  • 2 Strain mint leaves mixture into pitcher; do not push on leaves or syrup will turn a dark green color. Add rum, lime juice and club soda to pitcher.
  • 3 Fill 4 low-ball glasses with ice cubes. Place halved lime slices in glasses, pushing down along side of glass, allowing ice cubes to hold them in place.
  • 4 Pour mint mixture into glasses over ice. Garnish each with mint sprig.

Expert Tips

Make a big batch of the mint syrup and store it in your refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you make it beforehand, the mojitos will take only a few minutes to make.

For more mint flavor, place 1 tablespoonful chopped mint leaves in glasses before adding the ice.

Crushed ice can be substituted for the ice cubes.