Authentic Puerto Rican Mojitos
These Authentic Puerto Rican Mojitos are absolutely divine! Only a few simple but essential ingredients come together to make a satisfying, supremely refreshing beverage you'll want all year round!
- 3 lime wedges
- Mint leaves I like mint minty, so I use about 4-6 bigger mint leaves, but start small with just a few, torn into rough pieces
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces Don Q Cristal Rum
- Club soda or tonic water for topping
In a cocktail shaker, add in the lime wedges and mint leaves. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon handle, muddle the mixture for a good 30 seconds to 1 minute to really release the juices from the limes and oils from the mint. Add in the simple syrup, rum, and enough ice to nearly fill the cocktail shaker.
Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously for about 30 seconds or until ice cold to the touch. Remove the cocktail shaker lid and pour the entire mixture - ice, limes, mint, and liquids - into a fresh glass. Top with club soda or tonic water.