Updated: Apr 9
The mojito is one of the world's most popular cocktails. It's a simple mixed drink of rum, mint, lime, sugar, and club soda, and a muddler and stirring spoon are the only bar tools required. A classic cocktail that originated in Cuba, the mojito is a favorite summertime beverage worldwide. The muddled mint and lime give it a cool, refreshing flavor, and the soda lightens it up with a fizzy crispness. There are many ways that you can switch up the flavor of the basic recipe, starting with Mark and Andy’s cocktail bitters. In this recipe, we amp up the original with our Blueberry and Charred Lemon bitters – after all, the better the ingredients, the better the cocktail.
· 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
· 6 to 8 fresh mint leaves (try a combination of mint and basil for a refreshing twist)
· 2 to 3 ounces club soda
· 1 lime
· 2 ounces light rum
· Mark and Andy’s Blueberry & Charred Lemon Bitters
· Mint sprig and dried lemon wheel for garnish
In a highball glass, add the sugar, mint leaves, and a splash of the club soda. Muddle just enough to dissolve the sugar and release the flavor of the mint (and basil if you’re altering the classic). Squeeze the juice from the 2 halves of lime into the glass. Add the rum and 3-4 drops of Mark and Andy’s Blueberry and Charred Lemon Cocktail Bitters. Stir well. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and dried lemon wheel. Serve and enjoy.