12 Each Fresh Mint Leaves
2 Each Oranges, quartered
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Tablespoon Orange-flavored Rum or White Rum
- Place 6 mint leaves, 1 orange quarter, and 1 Tbsp. sugar in each of two tall glasses. Muddle mint and orange with sugar.
- Fill glasses with ice. Squeeze the juice from remaining three orange quarters into each glass. Add 1 Tbsp. rum and a splash of soda to each glass; stir to combine. Garnish with mint sprigs and orange wedges.
“Muddle” is a bartending term meaning to crush or bruise fresh herbs to release their flavor. To make a mojito, a muddling tool is used (it looks like a tiny baseball bat) to crush mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. If you don’t have this tool, the handle end of a wooden spoon works just fine for muddling ingredients.