30 Cocktails in 30 Days – Day 1: the Mojito

How to make a mojito

30 Cocktails in 30 Days Challenge: Day 1! The mojito

We’re super excited about this challenge and we hope you are too. Over the next thirty thirsty days of June, we’ll be showing you a cocktail a day to get you in the party mood.

And here’s the first, and on a Saturday night too! It’s party time, and what better way to get that party started than a mojito?! A few months ago, we even had a mojito party. It turned out to be a great combination of experimentation, inspiration and alcohol!

There were only a few of us but last minute we decided to get the ingredients for mojitos. Then everyone took it in turns to make their version. Funnily enough, our friend who drinks the least made the best one… I think it was because she was very heavy-handed with the rum!

How to make a mojito

How to make a mojito

Here’s what you need:

For each drink

  • Double measure white rum
  • 8-12 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar (or just a tablespoon of caster if you don’t have any brown)
  • ½ lime cut into segments
  • Lots of ice
  • Soda water to top up at the end
  • Cocktail shaker, measure/jigger, muddler, tall glass, long spoon.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Put the lime, sugar and mint in the shaker and smash it all up with the muddler.
  2. Add rum and ice, and stir with the spoon.
  3. Pour into the glass – my friend added a bit more rum at this point!
  4. Top up with soda water.
  5. Serve with a mint sprig and straw!


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Images by Mrs Romance.


  • Reply June 1, 2013

    Nikki @ Styling You

    Now this is my kind of challenge!

    • Reply June 1, 2013

      Mr Romance

      Ours too, Nikki! Though it’s quite funny watching Mrs R try to do hair styles for Hair Romance after a few of these!

  • I’m sitting down and waiting. Hit me up bar man!! Make it a strong one. So lovely to have a recipe. Perhaps you can whip it up as a quick post for my blog to share?

    • Reply June 1, 2013

      Mr Romance

      I’ll be right over, madam! Strong? We can do that too! And thanks, Caz, I’ll send the copy over to you right away!



  • Reply June 1, 2013


    So I wanna come and stay with you guys for the next month. For official research and development purposes, of course.

    • Reply June 2, 2013

      Mrs Romance

      Yes please! The bar is always open for you lovely 🙂

  • Reply March 28, 2014


    Wow 30 days for 30 different cocktails..I will be reading all 30.

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