The Mojito, Two Ways

Did you know that July 11th is National Mojito Day? We’re celebrating by sharing two distinct mojito recipes with you!

We’ve all heard of the fabulous blend of rum and mint that makes a traditional mojito, but for all of the wine lovers out there, did you know that you could make a mojito with sake? This mojito is a little less sweet than a rum based one, but is still a light and refreshing minty cocktail!


6 mint leaves (fresh)

1 tsp. granulated sugar

½ lime (cut into small pieces)

5 oz. sake


1 oz. club soda

1 sprig mint

In a cocktail shaker, crush 6 fresh mint leaves, 1 tsp. granulated sugar, and lime.
Add and shake with 5 oz. sake.
Strain liquid into a glass filled with ice.
Top with 1 oz. club soda and 1 sprig of mint.

Recipe from Just One Cookbook.

Want to learn more about Japanese sake? Come taste some amazing sake at our education center in Nashua! This rice-based wine has a fascinating process that Japanese Sake expert, Eriko Suda will teach you about for just $12 on Friday, July 14th. Tickets available here.

The rum-based mojito recipe has origins in Havana circa 1500, where it was used as a cure for various tropical illnesses. For those of you fighting scurvy or maybe your just a rum lover, we have our favorite rum-based mojito recipe to share! This recipe is courtesy of the Casa Bacardi Visitor Center.


12 fresh spearmint leaves

1/2 lime

2 tbsp. simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cooled) or 4 tsp. sugar


1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Superior Light Rum

Club soda

Lime wedge and mint sprig, for garnish


In a tall glass, muddle or mash together the mint leaves and lime. Add the simple syrup or sugar and fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and top with club soda, stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Whether you chose a rum or sake base, please enjoy your mojitos responsibly and be sure to share pictures of your creations with us on Instagram!