Top | 101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks
(recipe, Kim Haasarud)
This is a very simple and delicious drink to make, but unfortunately it gets muddled up (literally) too often. There are two important keys that will guarantee a perfect mojito every time. First, you must use fresh-squeezed lime juice. No premixes or bottled lime juice here — they just won't cut it. Second, the lime juice to simple syrup ratio must be 1:1. Do not take liberties. Use a jigger for accuracy. If you get these two things right, you'll be making perfect mojitos at every party!
To make simple syrup, combine 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool completely, then bottle and keep refrigerated until ready to use. This makes enough for 10 mojitos.