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  • 12 fresh mint sprigs, each about 8 inches long,
  • plus 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup light rum
  • Sugar and 1 or 2 lime wedges for coating rims
  • Ice cubes as needed
  • 2 cups club soda
  • For the garnishes:
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 4 small fresh mint sprigs


  • In a bowl, using the back of a wooden spoon, crush together the mint sprigs, sugar and lime juice.
  • Pour in the rum.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Select 4 tall, slender glasses.
  • Spread a layer of sugar on a small, flat plate.
  • Working with 1 glass at a time, run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass to moisten it, then dip the rim into the sugar to coat it evenly.
  • Put the glasses in the freezer to chill for at least 15 minutes.
  • When ready to make the mojitos, fill a blender halfway with ice cubes.
  • Pour the rum mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into the blender.
  • Add the club soda and the 1/2 cup mint leaves and puree until well blended.
  • Divide the mixture evenly among the chilled glasses.
  • Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

Categories: Beverage  Cocktail 

Author Credit: Williams Sonoma

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