Dark Rum Mint Mojitos

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These mojitos are flavorful and refreshing if you’re looking for a delicious drink to cool down with. With mint, lime, and sugar combined with dark rum, this cocktail is so easy to make and sure to please!

glass on wooden board.

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • They are flavorful and refreshing. Nothing like mint and lime to perk you up on a hot evening.
  • Easy to make. It’s ready in just a few simple steps. Muddle, mix, and sip.
  • Yummy. Dark rum gives it a delicious flavor, adding a depth that takes it to the next level. A sophisticated version of the traditional mojito.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredients on white counter.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this simple summertime cocktail:

  • sugar
  • fresh lime juice
  • large mint leaves
  • club soda or lemon-lime soda
  • dark rum
  • muddler or mortar and pestle

🍴Instructions

Step One: muddle

glass with mashed mint and sugar.

Put the mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in the glass you will be using. Muddle them until the mint is crushed.

Step Two: mix

glass with ice and rum.

Right in the glass, add the club soda and rum. Add ice and stir well. Garnish with whole mint leaves and a lime wedge.

🥫 Storage instructions

There’s really no storing these, sorry. Just make one fresh!

🔍 FAQs

What type of rum should be used in a dark rum mojito?

You can use any type of dark rum that you prefer, such as Bacardi 151 or Myers.

Can you use bottled lime juice?

Ehhhh…. no. The lime is so important for the flavor. I’m sorry.

Can I make a pitcher of these mojitos?

Yes, just multiply the ingredients to your desired serving size (use the slider at the bottom of the recipe card.) You’ll want to muddle the mint in a bowl and then dump it into a pitcher.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Dark rum doesn’t “disappear” in a cocktail like white rum does. Non-rum drinkers probably won’t love this one, but you can always use Sprite instead of club soda.
  • Slide a lime slice inside the glass for an extra pretty presentation. And use a mint sprig as a garnish too.

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overhead view of finished mojito.

📖 Here’s the recipe

finished drink in front of window.

Dark Rum Mojitos

Fresh mint, lime, and flavorful dark rum make a grown-up version of this popular summer drink. Makes one drink. (Use the slider at the bottom of the recipe to make more!)
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 1 drink

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 12 large mint leaves
  • ½ cup club soda or lemon-lime soda
  • ¼ cup dark rum

Instructions 

  • Muddle the mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice right in the glass you'll be using.
  • Add the club soda and rum. Add ice, stir well, and serve. Garnish with whole mint leaves and a lime wedge.

Notes

For an extra-pretty drink, slide a lime slice inside the glass after mixing that will be visible from the outside.
We like Bacardi 151 in these, but it’s strong.
People who don’t like the taste of rum will enjoy Sprite instead of club soda to help mask the flavor.
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