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Makes 4 cups; 6 to 8 servings

Shake up this classic mojito recipe to cool off with its fresh mint flavor.


James Carrier
 2 cups light rum
 1 cup mint syrup
 1 cup lime juice
  Ice cubes
  Fresh mint leaves, rinsed (optional)
Step 1

In a pitcher (at least 2 qt.), combine rum, mint syrup, and lime juice; add about 2 cups ice cubes. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Step 2

Mint Syrup: In a 1- to 2-quart pan, combine 1 1/4 cups lightly packed rinsed fresh mint leaves, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is simmering. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let stand 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine strainer into a small pitcher or bowl; discard mint leaves. Use syrup or cover and chill up to 1 week. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 136Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 5.9mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Protein 0.2g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.