Mojito: Meyer Lemon
Cuban Highball
Cocktail Recipe

While a mojito is traditionally made with lime juice, a fresh Meyer lemon is a great way to mix things up. Citrus gives the perfect fresh bite to this light cocktail, and will instantly brighten your day.

Directions   Print recipe     Email to a friend
Serves 1 cocktail
8 mint sprigs, plus additional for garnish
1 tablespoon simple syrup*
3  tablespoons freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice**
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce club soda
~ ice cubes
~ lemon slice, for garnish

*If simple syrup is unavailable, substitute with superfine sugar.

**Meyer lemons range greatly in flavor. If your Meyer lemon is too sweet, simply perk things up with the juice of a regular lemon instead.

  1.  Place the mint, simple syrup and Meyer lemon juice in a highball or Collins glass.
  2. Muddle the mint leaves until bruised and a mint scent fills the glass.Note: Be gentle, as you are releasing the essential oils into the drink and not shredding the leaves.
  3. Add the rum and sir well. (If using superfine sugar, mix until dissolved.)
  4. Add the ice cubes and top with a splash of club soda. Give a quick stir to mix.
  5. Garnish with a lemon slice and mint sprig.
  6. Serve immediately.
Preparation Time: 
Several minutes.