My Quest for the Perfect Mojito Recipe

A few months ago I took a trip to Miami from California. I used a coupon to get a great deal on a room and I searched a number of those price comparison websites to find the best price for airfare. As you can see (, I like to save money wherever I can. When I was in Miami, every bar I went to charge anywhere from $8 to $10 on average for a mojito. When you’re out with your friends, you really don’t have much of a choice but if I want to enjoy a mojito at home, I sure as heck don’t want to pay $10 a piece for them. That is why I decided to turn to the Internet to search for the perfect mojito recipe.

One way to find the perfect mojito recipe is just a search online ( for a bunch of different recipes, is to ingredients, and then start mixing and testing. The problem is that I didn’t want to personally test every recipe I found online because I didn’t want to have cirrhosis of the liver by the end of the week. So what I did was I looked for recipes on sites that also had reviews from other people ( that have already tried the recipes. This is like having my own little team of taste testers out there working for me.

I found one recipe on the food network website that got pretty good reviews. The required ingredients were ice, 6 ounces of light rum, 12 sprigs of mint or spearmint, 6 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 4 tablespoons of sugar, club soda, and four slices of lime. The directions for this recipe ( are very easy. You just put everything into a beverage shaker and then add the rum and eight of the mint sprigs, broken up. And then add the lime juice and sugar. Shake it all together and serve it over ice and top beach glass off with a little bit of club soda. Sounds easy right? But does it taste good?

Before I tried it for myself I read the reviews which were very good. Most people agree that it is in fact a tasty drink and easy to prepare. One person said that it tasted just like the mojito they had a restaurant the month before. This person ( also said that they added a little bit of pineapple to their mojito to make it a little bit sweeter.

Another person said that they tried mojito recipes from a number of other online sources ( and this recipe was the best. Another person said that they substituted 3 tablespoons of simple syrup for the sugar and it turned out great. There are some other great mojito recipes online but when you find one that has used like this one does, you don’t really have to keep looking much further.