Key West MojitoPrintable Version of this Recipe


Key West Mojitothe hottest drink in Key west ...

Thane likes this drink so much that I bought a mint plant and keep it on the boat.   Mint plant update:  sadly the mint plant has died after being accidentally watered with vodka.



1 serving

  • 1.5 oz light rum
  • 12 fresh spearmint leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbl. simple sugar or
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • Top off with club soda

6 servings

  • 9 oz light rum
  • 8 sprigs spearmint leaves
  • 3 limes
  • 12 oz. simple sugar or
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 liter club soda

Lightly muddle mint leaves and lime in a tall glass.  Cover with simple syrup or sugar and fill glass with ice.  Add rum and club soda; stir well.  Garnish glass with lime wedge and springs of mint.

Making simple syrup:

2 parts sugar to 3 parts water.  Mix sugar well with hot water until dissolved.   Stores well in a closed container for several weeks. 

Side note:  I like to use lots more rum and lots less club soda...way more better!  Simple syrup is much better than sugar.

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