Cocktail Hour: Spiced Mojito

I don’t know about you, but recently I’ve been really into making my own cocktails. Over the years, cocktail making has been an interest of mine, but given the current circumstances I’ve been finding myself trying out new cocktail recipes on the regular. I mentioned over on my socials that I was thinking about sharing a few more cocktail recipes on the blog, and the response was incredibly positive. After sharing a quick preview of a mojito I whipped up earlier this month, you all said that you wanted the recipe on here. So I’ve come through for you with my spiced mojito recipe.

My Love of Mojitos

Whenever I drink a mojito I’m always instantly transported back to my holiday to Malaga for my 21st birthday. I have such lovely memories of sitting outside on the beach front sipping on stunning mojitos in one of my favourite outdoor bars. With current circumstances leaving us unable to travel, the next best thing for me was to try and create that feeling in my own home.

And if there’s anything that’ll make me feel like I’m back in sunny Spain, it’s a mojito.

I took to some of my go-to websites in search of the perfect mojito, but wasn’t completely sold on any of the ones I found. So what else was there to do but try out my own recipe instead? I picked out the best bits of all the recipes that I found and put together my own take on a mojito.

Equipment

High ball glass

Muddler

Ingredients

50ml Captain Morgan Spiced Gold

(or a spiced rum of your choosing)

25ml sugar syrup

100ml soda water

juice of half a limeย 

(the number of limes you use will vary on how ripe they are, normally half or one lime)

10-15 fresh mint leaves

Lots of crushed ice

Method

Take your glass and add the mint leaves and lime juice.

Using your muddler, give the mint and lime juice a good muddle (this releases all the juice and minty flavours).

Add some of your crushed ice into the glass until it’s about a third of the way full.

Pour in your rum and sugar syrup, then give the drink another quick muddle.

Add even more crushed ice to glass until it’s two thirds full.

Pour the soda water on top and give everything a quick stir.

Top the drink off with a little bit more ice and serve (I like to serve mine with a reusable straw but it’s your call!).

What I found so delicious about this recipe is that it uses spiced dark rum instead of your usual white rum. I’ve found on multiple occasions that mojitos using white rum can often be really watery. And I wanted something that packed a punch. Opting for a dark rum definitely added that extra bit of flavour.

A quick note: if you’re making your own sugar syrup you might need to add a fraction more of it for that extra sweetness. I found that homemade stuff isn’t as sweet as sugar syrup that you buy in the shop. So if you think it’s lacking sweetness, add a little more of it!

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Female Original

Read next: Cocktail Hour: Whiskey Sour.

40 Comments

  1. Aimsy
    April 14, 2020

    Oh, I love a good Mojito! When done right, they are so refreshing, aren’t they?
    Thanks for the recipe, I will be giving your version a go. Perfect for sitting out in the garden enjoying the sun!

    Aimsy xoxo

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 16, 2020

      They’re the best! I love the slightly stronger flavours that you get from using a spiced rum instead of a normal white rum. I hope you enjoy it! x

      Reply
  2. Lucy
    April 14, 2020

    Ooh I love a mojito! This looks so good Faye! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 18, 2020

      Same here, I definitely think they’re even better with a spiced rum! x

      Reply
  3. Michelle
    April 14, 2020

    Who doesn’t love a Mojito, I have to say I’ve never tried a Spicy one! Think I’m gonna have to make one as god knows how long we’re going to be on lockdown for.

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 23, 2020

      I’d never had a spiced rum one until I made one myself! I have to say, as a huge mojito fan anyway, it’s so much nicer with spiced rum ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  4. Sophie Wentworth
    April 15, 2020

    I love mojitos but I don’t think I’ve ever tried one with dark rum before but I totally agree with you that sometimes a white rum version can taste watery so I’m keen to try this. It looks so delicious and refreshing. Loving the cocktail recipes too x

    Sophie

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 18, 2020

      So glad you’re enjoying the cocktail recipes! It’s been a lot of fun testing them out ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s nothing worse than a watery mojito – dark rum definitely makes all the difference x

      Reply
  5. Macey @ Brine & Books
    April 16, 2020

    I’ve definitely been making a lot more coffee over this isolation period, but mojitos sound lushhh, especially as the weather is warming up. Too bad I’m not legal yet :’)

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 18, 2020

      Oooh I do love a coffee! I’ll defo be making iced coffee’s again soon once it gets a bit warmer over here ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  6. Jenny in Neverland
    April 16, 2020

    I’ve never tried making my own cocktails! I don’t drink but I could definitely experiment with mocktails. I had a mocktail mojito last year at a restaurant and it was lovely! xxx

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 16, 2020

      Oooh, maybe mocktails are something I should look into trying for this series! A mocktail mojito sounds lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  7. Kat
    April 16, 2020

    This recipe looks perfect for a post-work drink. I’ll definitely have to give it a go! xx

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 20, 2020

      Definitely a good one for drinking post-work! x

      Reply
  8. Martyna
    April 16, 2020

    Great recipe, Iโ€™ve been trying cooking and preparing many new things since Iโ€™m staying at home for so long. It looks amazing!
    Have a nice day,
    matiime.blogspot.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 17, 2020

      Thank you! Experimenting with recipes is such a great way to spend time indoors at the moment x

      Reply
  9. Savannah
    April 16, 2020

    Great post! I’ve never made my own mojito, though I love them, and I can’t think of a better time to try it out. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 17, 2020

      Now is definitely the perfect time to test it out! They’re one of my favourite cocktails but I’d never really learned how to make my own until now. Hope you enjoy it! X

      Reply
  10. Alex Faith
    April 19, 2020

    I’ve only ever had one good mojito and that was on holiday! I’ve been making a few cocktails at home but I’ve only really branched out to a pina colada – I think this is next on my list! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 23, 2020

      Oooh I’d love to make a pina colada myself! Maybe that’s what I should make next. I absolutely love this version of it – they’re even better with spiced rum ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  11. Lauren Kenny
    April 19, 2020

    Yes love this! Canโ€™t wait to see any other cocktail posts you share. I am thinking of sharing cocktails on my blog tooโ˜บ๏ธXx

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 23, 2020

      Ah thank you! You should definitely share your cocktail recipes – I’d love to read them ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  12. Rayo
    April 19, 2020

    I was taught how to make cocktails couple of years ago but never put it into practice, this is such a great idea and great recipe. Thank you for sharing

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 23, 2020

      Oh that’s cool! Thank you so much – it’s definitely a current favourite drink of mine x

      Reply
  13. claire
    April 19, 2020

    I’m not the biggest fan of Mojito’s. I think it’s the mint! I love the smell, but I really don’t like the taste. Now is definitely the right time though to start experimenting and making cocktails at home.
    Claire.X
    http://www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      April 22, 2020

      I’ve really enjoyed testing out some new drinks! I love mint which is why mojitos are one of my favourites x

      Reply
  14. Mai
    April 20, 2020

    Ahh, this mojito looks so delicious and refreshing! It really makes me miss going to bars and having a nice cocktail.

    Mai
    โœฐ maidoesthings.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 23, 2020

      It’s such a lovely drink! I definitely miss going out for a cocktail but it’s a lot of fun learning a few new ones at home too ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  15. Charity
    April 20, 2020

    oh wow! That looks so good! I will need to try that! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 23, 2020

      It’s so lovely! I hope you enjoy trying it out for yourself x

      Reply
  16. Lauren
    April 20, 2020

    This sounds really yummy! I love a good cocktail! Perfect for the summer months ahead.

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 20, 2020

      It’s such a lovely drinks – especially for this time of year x

      Reply
  17. Francisca
    April 27, 2020

    I saw the words cocktail and I was sold, going to do my daily walk to Tesco to round up the ingredients and give this a go!

    Francisca | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 30, 2020

      Haha, I hope you liked it! x

      Reply
  18. Hannah Louise
    April 29, 2020

    I’m going to try this recipe at the weekend, it looks fab!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      May 2, 2020

      Oooh fab! I hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  19. Nancy
    May 2, 2020

    It is great that you have been learning how to make your own cocktails! I need to do the same – you save so much money this way. I love that the mojito doesn’t take much to make. It is one of my favorite simple cocktails! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy โ™ฅ exquisitely.me

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      May 2, 2020

      I’ve always wanted to know how to make my own mojito so I thought now would be a great time to learn! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  20. Samantha Guerrero
    May 2, 2020

    Oh how I miss mojitos! This was my go to drink whenever I went out … thank you for sharing this recipe, I will definitely be testing this out!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      Mojitos always remind me of the summertime! Making them with spiced rum is honestly such a game changer – I hope you enjoy the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply

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