Mojito "Madness"

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Restaurant Cocktail Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe

The Mojito has taken off in a huge way in the last few of years!

Because of the number orders for the favorite restaurant drink recipe I am getting at the restaurant and the fact that this cocktail must be muddled, my bartenders can hardly keep up.

This cocktail recipe is actually an old traditional Cuban drink recipe, once equally popular in the U.S. during the late 1890's. This restaurant drink recipe is a rum version of the Mint Julep that uses bourbon.

Although there are many variations for making this cocktail, the one I have on this page is the same one Hemingway enjoyed. As far as I know it is the original recipe. It is the one I use successfully at my restaurant. It is customer tested and approved. The recipe is a famous restaurant cocktail recipe.

Original Mojito Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe

Preparation time: 3-4 minutes. Serves 1



  • 1 1/2 ounces of white (light) rum
  • Juice from 1 lime (2 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon super fine sugar or sugarcane syrup (Sugarcane syrup is the secret ingredient in this best restaurant recipe for the perfect beverage. This hard-to-find sweet nectar will elevate your beverage to new levels. One 11/5 ounce can makes 4 Mojitos. )
  • 4 spearmint leaves
  • Club soda
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 sprig of spearmint for garnish



  • Place the mint leaves, super fine sugar or syrup and lime in a mixing glass
  • Then gently smash the spearmint into the lime juice and sugar with a muddler (a long wooden device but you can also try using the back of a spoon)
  • Add the rum
  • Strain the mixture into a tall glass (Collins glass)
  • Add ice
  • Add the rum and stir, and top off with the club soda
  • Garnish with a mint sprig

Slightly Different Recipe


  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 lime cut into very thin slices
  • 3 whole fresh spearmint leaves
  • 4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • Ice
  • Lime slice for garnish
  • Sprig of mint for garnish



  • Place spearmint leaves, lime slices and sugar in a shaker and muddle (crush together)
  • Add ice and rum to the shaker and shake the mixture
  • Fill a tall glass with ice and strain mixture into the glass
  • Top with club soda
  • Garnish with lime slice and sprig of fresh mint

Enjoy your restaurant cocktail recipe and the company of those you share it with! It is another famous restaurant cocktail recipe. - Donna

Lady Astor to Winston Churchill:

"Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink".

His reply:

"Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it."