Beach Cocktail DIY: The Classic Mojito

The Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink known for being very refreshing which is why it makes such a great beach drink. The Great Southern Café in Seaside, Florida, makes different variations of mojitos including strawberry, peach, mango, cherry, coconut, watermelon and pineapple guava. You should try them all before choosing your favorite.  (We don’t recommend trying them all in the same day!) The classic mojito, however, is a bestseller at this popular Florida beach bar.

Don’t be intimidated by a mojito — crushing mint leaves and lime wedges together is as hard as it ever gets.

Classic Mojito Recipe at Great Southern Café

Ingredients:
2 oz white rum (or flavored rum of choice)
1 oz simple syrup
5-6 large mint leaves
2 lime wedges
1/2 oz sweetened lime juice
Splash club soda

Putting it All Together

  • Place limes, mint, lime juice, and simple syrup in a large tumbler and muddle until limes are juiceless. (If you don’t have a muddler, the back of a large spoon will work)
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add rum almost to the top
  • Top off with a splash of soda water
  • Shake and serve!

Thanks to Kristina Peele (30A Hot Spot award winner for Hottest Bartender!) and Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, FL, for sharing this terrific recipe. Cheers!

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