Traditional Mojitos

Two steps and 10 minutes are all you need to make these traditional mojitos – a flavorful Cuban beverage.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

2
tablespoons tightly packed fresh mint leaves
1
small lime, cut into 4 wedges
1/2
cup light rum
4
tablespoons sugar
1 1/2
cups small ice cubes
1/2
cup club soda
Additional fresh mint leaves

  • 1 In each of 2 highball glasses, muddle (crush together) about 1 tablespoon mint leaves with juice squeezed from 2 lime wedges. Add lime wedges to glasses; muddle. Stir 1/4 cup of the rum and 2 tablespoons sugar into each glass. Mix well to dissolve sugar. Add about 3/4 cup ice to each.
  • 2 Pour 1/4 cup club soda into each glass; stir well. Garnish with mint.

Expert Tips

As decoration, add either small or larger mint leaves to this flavorful drink .

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.