The Mojito from The Hawthorne

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The Mojito from The Hawthorne

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 1
Active time:2 minutes
Total time:2 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker, tea strainer, highball glass


  • 2 ounces Banks 5 Island Rum
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • 5 to 7 mint leaves plus 1 large sprig for garnish
  • Soda water
  • Crushed ice


  1. 1

    Combine rum, simple syrup, lime juice, bitters, and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

  2. 2

    Add 1 ounce soda water. Strain through a fine mesh tea strainer into a highball filled with crushed ice. Top up with more soda water and garnish with mint sprig. Serve.

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