All-time favorite mojito recipe, naturally sweetened with honey

My all-time favorite mojito recipe, naturally sweetened with honey (instead of sugar) and SO fresh and delicious. Plus, tips for how to make a pitcher of mojitos for a crowd.

Especially with fall of the fresh mint abounding in gardens and farmers markets everywhere this time of year, mojitos are the perfect summer cocktail to whip up for after-work happy hours,

afternoons by the pool, weekends, you name it. They’re quick and easy to make, so tasty and lovely, and also easy to whip up in a pitcher if you happen to be serving a crowd.

I think that the best mojito recipe is sweetened naturally with just a bit of honey (instead of loads of sugar), which really allows those bright, fresh taste, tart flavors shine through.

But the joy in making homemade mojitos, of course, is that you can add as much sweetener, mint, lime, or rum to taste. However so what’s in a mojito? Traditionally, a classic mojito cocktail is made with:

Rum: White rum is traditional. Lime juice: Fresh, fresh, fresh please. Avoid the bottled stuff. Fresh mint: Any variety of fresh mint will do. And be sure to use some extra as a garnish.

Club soda: We’ll add just a splash in at the very end. Sweetener: Super-fine sugar is traditional in mojito recipes. But I prefer to use honey simple syrup.

10 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) white rum, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice, 2–3 teaspoons honey simple syrup (see below), to taste ice and club soda…

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