ReFRESHing Drink – Mojito’s Anyone!

ThisΒ is a freshly made Mojito and an extremely refreshing drink and with this heat wave we are ‘enjoying’ in Ontario one of these delicious drinks would go down very easily right now. The heat today has been an amazing 28Β°C and its only the 12 May, so I thought of this drink instantly for the weekly photo challenge that I participate in.

The drink in the plastic cup was made in Cayo Coco, Cuba and the Cubans have this cocktail down to a fine art. I have tried making one myself but it’s just not the same; probably because there is no sun, white sand and beautiful blue water to go with it!

Ahhhh a mojito πŸ™‚

The reason I love this drink is because it is not sweet like most cocktails. It does have a small amount of sugar in it, I hasten to add, and here is the recipe if you are interested in trying one for yourself.

Teaspoon sugar (but you can add more if you prefer or use syrup
Lime Juice (half a lime)
Fresh mint
Dash of Angostura bitters (optional)
Club Soda or Sparkling Water
White rum (single or double shot, up to you)

You put the sugar, lime juice and mint in a glass and then mush it together with a muddler, or the back of a spoon will work just as well if you don’t have the fancy bar tools. This brings out the flavour of the mint and stirs in the sugar.

Then add the rum and ice and top up your glass withΒ club soda or sparkling water for a wonderful refreshing drink. You can add an extra sprig of mint for decoration if you are entertaining or feel so inclined.

Enjoy and stay frosty!


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The pink straw really adds a tropical touch!

Thanks Albatz :).

hi pennie.. i also love this cocktail.. well i used to like cuba libre but mojito is much better.. i couldn’t make it from scratch and it’s good that bacardi has a bottled mojito..

Reply to  elizz

Hey Eliizz, I have tried the barcardi mojito and I have to say it’s not bad and does save the hassle of having to make it yourself. However, it’s not quite the same as the real thing and sometimes when something takes a lot of effort to make, I actually appreciate it more. Plus, you don’t drink so many….LOL!

Reply to  Penelope

you’re right pennie, nothing beats the real thing..

This looks delicious! Perfect drink for this lovely hot summer we are having in the UK.

My mum was telling me how hot it was over there now, after a pretty lousy start to summer. I only wish you could drink Mojito’s all day, but alas that would not be good LOL!

Mmmm. I want!

Reply to  Naomi Baltuck

Yes, me tooo! πŸ™‚

Love Mojitos..the mint certainly makes the drink. πŸ™‚

I totally agree Busanee:)

This is one of my favourite cocktails. Thanks for the recipe. πŸ™‚

Reply to  adinparadise

You are very welcome, enjoy πŸ™‚

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Lovely contribution Pennie and now I have the recipe, thank you!

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Looks re – fresh – ing …. YUMMY.

And just perfect on a really really hot day πŸ™‚

now you know how much I love a mojito (included one in mine as well) and BTW in Barcelona they offer 2 ways of making one without the sugar!

Reply to  mrscarmichael

Without sugar great, I am going to have to look for that recipe. Do you have a link or do you know it yourself?

Reply to  Penelope

No, so sorry it was on the menu in a couple of bars I went to in Barcelona (home to the perfect mojito).

My kind of woman! The monkey should go drinking with you.

Reply to  Kongo

Sounds like fun Kongo πŸ™‚

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Yum, I love a good mojito!

Me too, and they taste so much better when someone makes one for you πŸ™‚

Sounds and looks tasty!

If you haven’t tried one Cardinal you really should πŸ™‚

Could I order two for my balcony this afternoon, please. Brilliant shot. It screams freshness and refreshing.

Reply to  viveka

Thanks Viveka and I’ll make that order for three as I think I’ll join you πŸ™‚

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Great photo. Makes me want to reach out, grab and drink it!

Reply to  i*Kan

Thank you I*Kan I have to say I was drooling as I was posting this πŸ™‚

My brother’s all-time favorite drink too. Me? I’m a cosmo gal but love your photo

Reply to  Tina Schell

Thanks Tina, my daughter loves a Cosmo and I have to say that I have drank a few in my time. Please tell your brother that he has great taste πŸ™‚


looks really refreshing! ^^ thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

Reply to  kz

Thank you KZ, enjoy if you decide to make one.

So ‘fresh’ and… yummy… πŸ™‚

Reply to  Bams Triwoko

It tastes as good as it looks πŸ™‚

Oh, yes, I’d like one of these right now, but it might muddle me. πŸ™‚


LOL, I definitely wouldn’t drink one until I was done for the day, then it wouldn’t matter πŸ™‚

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Oh I love this! Recipe and all!

Are you going to try one Pete? If so let me know what you think of it πŸ™‚

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Reply to  Penelope

I’ve got the recipe, I just have to get the ingredients together. When I do, I’ll let you know!

They are tasty Schelley, you should try one…..if you’re old enough to drink that is πŸ™‚

Reply to  Penelope

Hey that’s great Schelley, let me know if you try one. In your photo you look very beautiful and young so I wasn’t sure :).

Reply to  Penelope

LOL! I’m definitely old enough to partake in this adult beverage! πŸ™‚