photo of a mojito with sliced limes over a cutting table.

No-Muddle Mojito Recipe (To Make Them Faster)

This is the secret to a better—and faster—Mojito cocktail.

Edd Siu

With this technique and recipe, you can skip the labor of muddling to make a great mojito. You will elevate a mojito from good to addicting.

What's the secret?

The Problem

In a traditional Mojito preparation, you take a tall glass, add mint leaves, granulated sugar and lime, then you incorporate the ingredients together with a muddler. This process requires a decent amount of elbow grease.

Why do people order Mojitos? Because they see other people ordering Mojitos.

But what if you are making Mojitos for a bunch of people? This muddling will get tiring quickly. And you better believe everybody won't be satiated with just one.

The Solution?

The secret to an improved and consistently better tasting Mojito is to make a specific mint syrup using fresh mint leaves.

You can make as much of this minty syrup as you want—prepare for a large party, save some in the fridge, or even batch and bottle Mojitos.

How to Make Mojito Syrup (Fresh Mint Syrup)
The secret elevating a Mojito from good to addicting is using this fresh mint syrup.

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No-Muddle Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

1.5 oz Light rum of your choice (I recommend Plantation 3 Stars)
0.5 oz Fresh mint syrup
0.5 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Sparkling water

Preparation

Shaken

Garnish

Lime wedge and mint leaves

Agave straw

Directions

  1. Make sure you have mint syrup made. Recipe here.
  2. In a shaker, add 0.5 oz  (15 ml) of fresh lime juice.  
  3. Add 0.5 oz  (15 ml) of mint syrup
  4. Add 1.5 oz (45 ml) of light rum
  5. Add ice and shake.
  6. Strain into Collins glass.
  7. Add crushed ice.
  8. Top with sparkling water (use barspoon technique like in the video)
  9. Garnish with a bouquet of mint leaves and lime wedge.
  10. I highly recommend these agave straws. They are up-cycled agave fibers, byproduct of tequila production.

Video Recipe

Final Thoughts

This is a great way to make mojitos without unnecessary extra work.

If you're looking for an easy and tasty cocktail recipe, this might be it. Give these tips a try next time you have a friend who needs to vent, or are throwing a party—or just want to have yourself a relaxing time.