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8 Delicious Ways to Make a Mojito

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We can’t help ourselves when it comes to Mojitos, even though it’s just a simple mix of white rum, mint and sugar. We know we shouldn’t order one in a bar because it’s annoying as hell to make, and there are plenty of other tasty highballs in the sea—yet, we keep coming back to the tall, boozy refresher. To keep our palates excited, we’ve come up with a number of ways to spice up the minty favorite that don’t stray too far from the original recipe. Here, eight exciting ways to make a darn good Mojito.

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You can make a Mojito with any fresh herb and citrus combination you prefer, but there’s a reason why the original recipe blew up the colonial Caribbean. Close your eyes, take a big sip and let it transport you to an imaginary tropical staycation.

The Essentials

White Rum
lime juice
mint
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The Caribbean isn’t the only sea where a refreshing Mojito provides sweet relief from the heat. Over in the Aegean, Greek retsina wine revives sun-baked palates when mixed with Finest Roots herbal liqueur, honey-mint syrup and ginger beer. The bright flavors fit within the familiar bounds of the Mojito while pushing it into a new, worldly territory.

The Essentials

Retsina
Finest Roots
Mint
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The minty Mojito pairs well with summer fruits, especially when they’re soaked in the fizzy libation. Better yet, freeze the boozy fruit for DIY boozy popsicles. The best candidate for this summer infusion is watermelon, a warm weather staple that’s big enough to serve a crowd at your next outdoor shindig.

The Essentials

watermelon
white rum
mint syrup
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Mojitos are usually considered summer sippers, but there’s no reason to give up your favorite white rum cocktail during the winter months. Infusing rum with rosemary, and simple syrup with cranberries transports the classic highball to a yuletide paradise.

The Essentials

Rosemary Rum
Cranberry Syrup
Soda Water, to top
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Mint and apple come together in perfect harmony in this autumnal take on the classic Mojito. The Mason jar cocktail features apple cider and applejack, and is garnished with a mini tree made from a cinnamon stick and mint sprig that will have everyone cooing over its good looks and even better flavor.

The Essentials

apple cider
white rum
Cinnamon Syrup
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Skip the hardship of muddling herbs and crushing ice and attain instant Mojito bliss by making a slushie-fied version in a Ziplock baggie. It makes for a great grab-n-go option, should you be taking your Mojito al fresco.

The Essentials

white rum
lime juice
mint syrup
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God bless Trader Joe’s and its Two Buck Chuck. The grocer’s affordable White Zinfandel may be too sweet for some wine snobs, but it’s perfect for mixing into a budget winetail, like this tropical take on the Mojito. Topped with a slice of pineapple, this cocktail is easy on the eyes, palate and wallet all at once.

The Essentials

pineapple
mint
white zinfandel
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We didn’t think it was possible, but New York nautical bar The Rusty Knot has found a way to make the uber chill Mojito even chiller. Their namesake cocktail is a bright green frozen Mojito that’s made with a healthy dose of Angostura bitters to give the slushie drink uncanny depth.

The Essentials

gold rum
Sour Mix
mint

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