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the five best mojito recipes ever!

happy national mojito day, y’all!

We'd just like to take a moment to inform you that today may just be the most important holiday of the year. Yes, that's right, it's National Mojito Day!!!

To celebrate, we're sharing some of our favorite mojito recipes, with a little help from our friends. So grab the mint, rum, and whatever else your heart desires and head to a friend's rooftop, your secret picnic spot, or even just your couch, and start shaking!

P.S. -- In the spirit of DIY, we didn't include measurements. (Some of us like it extra strong.)

"Rockin' Moroccan Mojito" by Yasmeen (Digital Editorial Assistant)

  • Chilled Moroccan Mint Tea (mint, cardamom, green tea, sugar)
  • White Rum
  • Cointreau
  • Fresh muddled mint leaves
  • Shake hard. Pour over crushed ice. Top off w/ Ginger beer (preferrably Crabbie's).

"Kawaii Watermelon-Lychee Mojito" by Haley (Senior Designer)

  • Muddled watermelon chunks
  • Lime juice
  • 2 Lychees
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • White Rum
  • Shake hard w/ice. Pour into glass. Top off with ginger ale.

"Social Mojito" by Chris Bouza (owner, Cubana Social)

  • Denizen Aged White Rum
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fresh (lightly) Muddled Mint Leaves
  • House Young Ginger Root Syrup 
  • Shake hard w/ ice. Pour into a collins glass. Garnish with mint

*If you're in Williamsburg, be sure to head over to Cubana Social for the best Havana-inspired mojito ever.

"Thomas Jones Mojito" by Thomas Jones (Bartender, Kings Tavern)

  • Rum
  • Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Demerara Sugar
  • Handful of Mint
  • Extra Mint for Garnish
  • Muddle the first 5 ingredients and pour into a rocks glass. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with a few sprigs of mint.

*This mojito isn't on the menu at Kings Tavern in Brooklyn, but tell Thomas we sent you and he'll be sure to whip one up!

"Magical Mystery Mojito" by Hard Rock Cafe

  • Monin Cucumber Syrup
  • 8-10 Mint Leaves
  • Muddle above ingredients 5 times
  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
  • Lime Juice
  • Shake above ingredients w/ ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint sprig and cucumber spear.