Previous Post Next Post

How To Make: The Perfect Mojito

How To Make: The Perfect Mojito

Just in time for the festive season, we’re kicking off a new series of blogs here at The Lion Hotel. And it’s all about cocktails

This week, we’ll be taking a look at the quintessential Mojito! Made from a combination of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint, this iconic Cuban drink is a Friday-night must have guaranteed to get the party started. 

Mojito Recipe 

Want to make up the perfect Mojito yourself at home? Read on!


60ml White Rum

1tsp granulated white sugar 

Juice of 1 lime

Handful of mint leaves

Soda water 

Ice cubes (crushed)

At The Lion Hotel, we favour Havana Club white rum for our Mojitos! Smooth and delicious with hints of oak and sugar cane, it’s a perfectly balanced spirit that’s fruity, sweet and citrusy. 


Here’s what you need to do to make the perfect Mojito to kickstart your evening: 

  1. Add the lime juice and sugar to your glass and mix well,
  2. Place the mint leaves in the palm of your hand and clap. This helps to release the aroma of the mint by bruising the leaves. For extra mintiness, rub it around the rim of the glass and then drop it in.
  3. Throw in the crushed ice, filling the glass about halfway. 
  4. Pour in the rum and stir well until all the sugar has dissolved. 
  5. To finish, add more ice and a splash of soda water. Use any leftover mint to garnish. 
  6. Serve & enjoy! 

That’s really all there is to making a delicious, thirst-quenching Mojito. What’s more, you can shake things up and add a twist to the classic with whatever you please. For example, using flavoured rums can bring a whole new dimension to the taste, or add pears, berries or oranges for a fruity twist! 

Visit Us For Cocktails in Derbyshire 

If you’d prefer to sit in the lap of luxury and have your cocktails served up by an expert, then come and visit us at The Lion Hotel. At our bar & restaurant, we offer an extensive cocktail (and mocktail) menu that includes the classic mojito alongside exciting variations including raspberry and passionfruit flavours.  Alongside a wide range of food and drinks to tickle your fancy.

Non-drinkers don’t even have to miss out on the action as we have a fresh and delicious apple mojito available for you to enjoy! Contact us today to find out more about our cocktail menu and visit us soon to see what our expert bartenders can whip up for you! 

Contact Us Facebook Twitter Book Now

Allergens and Intolerance

This website is to be used as a a best faith effort to inform you of our allergen and intolerance policy,  and may not be 100% accurate, or may be out of date at the time of reading, you should always advise your server on any dietary requirements, including intolerance & allergies. All our dishes are prepared in our kitchens where allergens are present. We therefore cannot guarantee that all our dishes are free from traces of allergens.

You must assess your own level of risk, based on your personal circumstances before consuming any of our food or drink.