How to Make a Brazilian Mojito

by Vassa Motes

One of my favorite drinks to order out - or make at home. I first had a variation of this at a Brazilian steakhouse in Florida and have enjoyed it ever since.


  • 3 Limes
  • 10 Mint leaves (fresh)
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar (or sugar substitute)
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • 3 Ounces Brazilian rum (Cachaca)
  • 1 Muddler
  • 1 Shaker
  • 1 High ball glass (pint)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather ingredients.

    Step 2

    Roll limes.

    Step 3

    Peel 2 of the limes.

    Step 4

    Thinly slice the 2 limes. If your limes have seeds, remove them.

    Step 5

    Slice remaining lime.

    Step 6

    Place 2 peeled limes in shaker.

    Step 7

    Add sugar to shaker.

    Step 8

    Add mint leaves to shaker.

    Step 9


    Step 10

    Muddling complete.

    Step 11

    Add rum to shaker.

    Step 12

    Add ice.

    Step 13

    Shake - for about a minute, to dissolve the sugar.

    Step 14

    Pour into glass.

    Step 15

    Add remaining lime to glass. Save one lime slice for garnish.

    Step 16

    Add additional ice to top off the glass.

    Step 17

    Add lime as garnish. Enjoy!