How to Make a Mojito in 3 Easy Steps

The mere mention of a cocktail never fails to bring back memories of my first celebrity crush. Was anyone not in love with Tom Cruise in the 80s? Until a couple of weeks ago, I had never made a cocktail myself. When TheBar.com asked me to attempt making a simple cocktail, I thought, “Why not?”

I do enjoy a glass or two of champagne for special occasions or full-bodied red wine with cheese or red meat, but I rarely drink cocktails I simply do not have the lifestyle that comes with them. I still enjoy it when I have a reason to the sometimes sweet, sometimes fruity drinks with a hint of alcohol and pretty glasses.

In my student days I would find mixologists fascinating to watch. You would shout a cocktail name and they would get to work immediately, without a hint of hesitation. They would pound some mint, drop a few ice cubes into a glass, handle two bottles at once and expertly pour in the exact amount of alcohol needed before adding juice or syrup and shaking the mixture. They would then turn the liquid into a beautifully presented cocktail within seconds.

TheBar.com challenged me to ‘Shake It Up’ with an easy-to-make cocktail and turn one of my get-togethers into something a tad more exciting.

Mash up a Mojito with a Hint of Ginger - Ingredients

To give myself confidence, I decided to hold my cocktail party at home during a small gathering with friends and family. I asked my friend Cé to help, and she was happy for me to use photos of her making our first mojito.

Mash up a Mojito with a Hint of Ginger - Sugar Syrup

I was worried making cocktails was not for me, but it turns out even I can make cocktails! It really was a lot easier than I thought, and we added ginger to the original recipe.

Mash up a Mojito with a Hint of Ginger

Making a mojito at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1- Mash it

Mash up a Mojito

2- Pour it

Mash up a Mojito with a Hint of Ginger poured over ice

3- Serve it

Mash up a Mojito - All Ready

 

We had a lot of fun and we all enjoyed our mojitos!

Mash up a Mojito with a Hint of Ginger - Cheers

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How to Make a Mojito in 3 Easy Steps

Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 3 lime wedges
  • ½ part sugar syrup 25 ml, 1/2 part sugar, 1/2 part water mixed together
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Ice
  • 1 part spiced rum 50 ml
  • 2 parts soda water 100 ml
  • Mint sprig & lime wedges to decorate

Instructions

  1. 1-Mash it
  2. Throw the mint leaves, lime wedges, sugar syrup and ginger into a tall glass. Using the back of a spoon, mash together to release the flavours.
  3. 2-Pour it
  4. Load the glass with ice. Pour in the rum and soda water.
  5. 3-Serve it
  6. Give the cocktail a good stir and serve with a sprig of mint and lime wedges.

This post was written in collaboration with TheBar.com, where you can find more inspiration for cocktails. If you fancy joining the party on social media, use hashtag #LetsCocktail when sharing your creations. Please note that although the photos have tonic water on them, what you should be using to make mojitos is soda water. I realised that quickly after making my first mojito!
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12 Comments

    • 22/07/2015 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks Alison!

  1. 22/07/2015 / 10:40 am

    Oh my gosh I wish I lived near you! I love a mojito..I would drink one over every other drink in the world. They are so refreshing! Now you’re a pro I will be expecting one when I see you next 😉

    • 22/07/2015 / 2:59 pm

      I’m not sure you could call me a pro, but I certainly had fun making cocktails! We’ll have to have mojitos next time we see each other. x

  2. 22/07/2015 / 7:35 pm

    I love mojitos too and the addition of ginger is a fab idea. That technically makes them healthy – yes?! x

    • 22/07/2015 / 9:38 pm

      Really healthy!

  3. 22/07/2015 / 11:13 pm

    OMG. You mention of Tom Cruise brought back a flood of memories! That was such an awesome movie 🙂 You know, I’ve never made a mojito – gotta try that! Thanks for this easy to follow recipe 🙂

    • 23/07/2015 / 12:24 am

      My pleasure, Nagi! It couldn’t be easier to make. Really worth it!

  4. 23/07/2015 / 11:23 am

    Whens the party girl? Seriously we need a girly night. Love a mojito. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    • 23/07/2015 / 8:32 pm

      That would be fun. We should set a girly night out soon!

  5. Lee
    25/07/2015 / 6:16 am

    Wow, you really don’t know much about cocktails, do you? If you made a mojito with what you show in the picture, it would taste terrible! Never, ever, EVER use tonic water! Mojitos are made with club soda and if you don’t know the difference, then perhaps you need to open a bottle of each and taste yourself.

    • 25/07/2015 / 8:53 am

      You’re right: I know absolutely nothing about cocktails, apart from the fact I enjoy them. Thanks for your comment Lee, I will change the recipe right now!

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