How to make a Mojito

What’s better than one jug of mojito? TWO JUGS OF MOJITO. Simple really! Rob whipped us up a few last night as a pre dinner, pre fishing cocktail and I was reminded of how good they are. Mint, limes, white rum, sugar, ice and soda…summer in a glass!


Mojitos (to make a decent jug that serves 6)

Sugar syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Mint leaves

Soda water
Bunch of mint

The thing about cocktails is that you go my feel – rather than precise measurements. And the thing about THIS method is that you get to taste as you go along. Too sweet? Add some more lime juice and booze. Too limey? Add some more sugar syrup. And booze. Whatever the case, be liberal with the booze. It’s holiday time!

Similar to how I made the syrup for the Vodka rosemary cocktail here you can make a simple sugar syrup and replace the sprigs of rosemary with ripped mint leaves and leave them to steep. The flavour will infuse and add an even better element to the syrup.

Into a jug muddle a few limes cut in half with some mint leaves. Use the pestle from a mortar & pestle or a rolling pin…anything will do. Give them a good bash. Add some sugar syrup and stir. Check your balances by taste. Add in a heap of ice, then the white rum (bacardi) and more mint leaves. Give it a good stir, pour and demolish.

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Remember in this hot summer weather it’s important to keep your fluids up. This helps. Enjoy!

What have you been drinking these past few days?
Cocktails? Wine? Champagne?
What’s on the menu drink wise for tomorrow night?


  1. Gayel @ Modern Mummy Mayhem says

    Oh how timely! My mint has gone crazy in the garden. It would be a shame to see it stay on the bush when it could be creating mojito happiness … Thanks for the idea plant!

  2. Watermelon Pimms…..a newby this Chrissy! Very summery and very drinkable. Watermelon, lemon, Pimms, lemonade and dry ginger ale, oh, and mint… extra one for you Gayel!

  3. I’ve got into the Pimms this summer too … Pimms and lemon squash … easy and yum!!

    • BabyMacBlogBeth says

      I am ready to embrace some Pimms when we get home…I’ve seen some great suggestions around this past week. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Such a timely post Beth. We’re headed to the beach to celebrate with friends tomorrow night and guess what we’re drinking?
    This year we’re going to try a few different flavours ….. strawberry, watermelon, mango … Nothing like mojitos on the beach.

  5. I make a non alco version for the kids, just replace the rum and soda water with lemonade, and everyone is happy!

  6. Lisa Mckenzie says

    I have been drinking midori and pineapple juice so fresh and light and a few bellini’s and I will try your mojitos recipe very soon x

    • BabyMacBlogBeth says

      Well I haven’t had a midori & pineapple juice in a LONG time…perhaps it’s time again? Thanks for the reminder!

  7. We’ve been drinking copious amounts of wine, vodka cocktails and champs. Too much of a good thing is never enough!


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