Make your Own Mojito at Home in a Few Simple Steps

Posted by + Suresh + on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy New Year! It's My First Post of 2014 & May it be a Prosperous & Fruitful 2014 for Everyone! Keep Inspiring & Be Inspired!

I've always loved how refreshing Mojito's are and Find the many Styles of Mixing and Blend very Ummm Let's say Interesting!

Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five main ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice or granulated sugar), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. But today, I'm going to give you a few pointers to create 3 personalised home made mojito cocktails.

Some of us like it sweet and some a lil bit bitter when preparing our favourite drinks. Mojito's are somewhat perfect for the gathering of friends & family or simply quenching your thirst on an extremely hot day by the pool.

This post was inspired by my short mid week getaway at Rooftop Infinity Edge Pool at Marina Bay Sands

Now every individual has their own personal preference when it comes to "how they want their cocktails to taste like". So Here Goes!

Arugula Honey Mojito

Also known as Salad Rocket, which is a fitting name for this zippy leafy green, Arugula is a delicious early summer vegetable & has no shortage of healing qualities, So if you are someone that is health conscious and of course a green leaf person this cocktail should bring you a wealth of goodness.
As the green leafy Arugula is not a popular choice in Malaysia as it is in other countries, you would have to drop by those huge hypermarkets like Jaya Grocers to get yours.


Hot water
1/2 cup arugula
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz. gin
Mint sprig, to garnish


Start by making a honey simple syrup. The ratio is 3 parts honey to 1 part hot water. I measured 1/3 cup of honey into a small bowl then filled the 1/3 cup one third of the way full with hot tap water. 

Pour the hot water over the honey, gently stirring to combine.

To a cocktail shaker, add 3/4 oz. honey simple syrup, arugula and lime juice. Using a wooden spoonmuddle, mash up the arugula several times. The arugula should look bruised, not pulverised.

Add the gin, cap and shake to mix the flavours.

Fill a short tumbler with ice. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer (like those tea leaf strainers) into the tumbler. Garnish with a mint sprig. Your Good To Go!

The End Product: Arugula Honey Mojito

Fresh & Punchy Mojito

This mojito is extremely refreshing and is made of the simplest of ingredients and is destined with a
irresistibly fresh and punchy feel, this authentic mojito cocktail recipe is a one-way salsa dance to the Caribbean without a doubt.


1½ limes, cut into wedges
20 fresh mint leaves
2½ tsp granulated sugar
handful ice
65ml/2½fl oz white rum
splash soda water, to taste
fresh mint sprig, to garnish


Place the limes, mint and sugar into a sturdy highball glass and mash with the end of a clean rolling pin, to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.

Add the ice and pour over the rum.

Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve. Simpleto!

The End Product: Fresh & Punchy Mojito

La Vodka Mojito

This home made mojito is an experiment in disguise with the use of vodka to replace the more notably used rums in mojitos. With Vodka being the base, the lime and mint leaves reduces the bitterness of the vodka while adding a fruity & minty taste to the mojito.This drink is ideally for the ladies who love a lil kick of alcohol to their mojitos.


2 big limes, cut into wedges
15 fresh mint leaves
2½ tsp granulated sugar
handful ice
a cup of vodka
ice cream soda , to taste
fresh mint sprig, to garnish


Fill Up jug with ice cubes

Pour a cup of vodka inside

Pour a cup of ice cream soda inside

Squeeze 2 big limes into the jug

Soak mint leaves in water for awhile then pour the leaves with water into the jug

Stir Well & Serve!

The End Product: La Vodka Mojito

The festive season is just around the corner again, so go ahead and prepare some simple yet refreshing mojitos for yourself, your friends & family. I hope this 3 simple homemade custom mojito drinks would go well for you. Do experiment along to find that special taste thats Oh So Different! 

Thanks Aunt Li May for lending me your kitchen & lawn :p


Sandra said...

arugula honey mojito looks delightful!

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