These Thermomix Mojitos are deliciously refreshing with a perfect combination of sweetness, zesty citrus notes and zingy mint leaves.
I have a herb garden that has been taken over by mint. In fact it is now basically a mint garden as there are no other herbs left in there. It's like a mini mint jungle.
Well you know what they say - when life gives you mint - you make mojitos! No complaints from me.
The Classic Mojito is the perfect summer cocktail and it is super easy to make in the Thermomix, making it one of our go-to long drinks on a summer evening.
This recipe is also easy to double or triple if you are planning drinks with friends.
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Ingredients for Mojitos
So what goes in mojitos to make them so delicious? Actually they are made with just five ingredients, plus ice.
Quantities are provided in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Sugar - I use raw sugar but you could use any white sugar you have. Try to avoid brown sugar as it will discolour the mojitos. You could also substitute with sugar syrup if you have it.
- Lime juice - from freshly squeezed limes (not bottled) for that bright zestiness. One of my pet peeves is ordering a mojito in a bar and they use bottled lime juice - or even worse, lime cordial!
- Mint Leaves - fresh mint leaves are the star of this rum cocktail giving it that zingy freshness. Pick the best, freshest mint leaves you can find. If your leaves are looking a bit wilted, try resuscitating them in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes. Save the best looking sprigs for the garnish.
- White Rum - The rum gives most of the flavour to the drink so choose a white rum that you like the flavour of. I once tried making with a local rum that I hadn't tasted before and it ruined the mojitos. If in doubt, stick with Bacardi to begin with.
- Soda Water - the soda water (aka club soda) is what makes this so refreshing, stops it being as lethal as a margarita and adds the perfect fizz to the occasion.
- Ice - because what's a refreshing cocktail without it?
- Sliced limes and mint sprigs to garnish - it takes just a few seconds to decorate your mojitos and make them look like they are from a fancy bar. Your friends will be very impressed and don't need to know how quick and easy they were to make!
How to Make Mojitos
Making homemade mojitos in your Thermomix is super quick and easy.
Traditionally making mojitos takes a little time as you need to muddle the mint in the glass to release the oils and flavour from the leaves and you also need to have some sugar syrup on hand (or make some).
In fact, ask a bartender and they will tell you that the mojito is one of their least favourite cocktails to make because it is so time consuming!
However, in the Thermomix there is no need for all that fuss - we just let the mighty kitchen machine do all the hard work for us. *High fives!
There are three steps to making these easy mojitos:
Step 1: Mill the sugar
This makes it easy to dissolve into the liquid and means you don't need to go to the trouble of making sugar syrup beforehand.
Step 2: Mix in the liquids and mint
Add in the white rum, mint leaves, lime juice, soda water and half the ice. Mix on reverse for 10 seconds.
Step 3: Pour and garnish
Top up tall glasses with the remainder of the ice cubes and pour the mojitos in directly from the Thermomix bowl. Depending on how tall your glasses are you can top up with some extra soda water.
Garnish with slices of limes (or lime wedges) and some sprigs of mint. And enjoy.
Making it your own
As always with cocktails, everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to flavours.
The mojito is all about balance and the measurements here are how I like them after many months of tweaking. Taste and adapt to suit you.
If you would prefer it to be a bit tarter or mintier, then just add some extra lime juice or mint. Too sweet? Don't add so much sugar next time. Not strong enough? Well, you know what to do...
You can also experiment with flavoured mojitos by adding in fresh strawberries, raspberries, passionfruit, watermelon, mango etc.
If you prefer to make non alcoholic mojitos, you can of course omit the rum. You will still have a zesty refreshing drink.
If you are making a virgin mojito, play around with the flavours as you might want a little extra mint and/or lime juice to give a stronger flavour as you won't have the rum to balance it out.
FAQs and Top Tips
The best rum for mojitos is a white rum that you like the flavour of. The rum gives most of the flavour to the drink so make sure that you actually like how it tastes. If in doubt, stick with Bacardi to begin with, which is usually a safe bet.
Did you know there is an actual variety of mint called Mojito Mint that originates in Cuba? It has a milder mint flavour with a hint of citrus. Spearmint is often used in mojitos instead, or peppermint is also fine but will give a stronger flavour.
- 30 g raw sugar
- 50 g freshly squeezed lime juice
- small handful of fresh mint leaves
- 120 g white rum
- 120 g soda water
- 300 g ice
- lime slices and mint sprigs to garnish
- Place sugar in the Thermomix bowl and mill for 10 seconds / speed 9.
- Add the lime juice, mint leaves, white rum, soda water and half the ice to the bowl. Mix for 10 seconds / REVERSE / speed 4.
- Divide the remaining ice between two high ball glasses. Pour over the mojito and garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs. (Depending on the size of your glasses, you may want to top up with a little extra soda water)