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Irish Mojito: An Irish Twist On A Cocktail Classic

Irish Mojito: An Irish Twist On A Cocktail Classic

An Irish Mojito is one of the more popular Irish cocktails, as the ingredients are found in most local stores and it’s very easy to assemble.

This is a whiskey Mojito that packs a refreshing punch and that only requires a handful of tasty ingredients.

Below, you’ll find an easy-to-follow, no-BS recipe that’ll show you what you need and how to make it in less than 60 seconds.

Some quick need-to-knows before you make the Irish Mojito

Irish whiskey mojito

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Before you scroll to the recipe, it’s worth taking 10 seconds to read the points below, as it’ll make your life a little bit easier (and your drink that bit tastier!):

1. Pick a good whiskey

It’s easy to skimp and pick up a cheap bottle of Irish whiskey. If you can, try and pick a good Irish whiskey brand (you don’t have to break the bank – there’s plenty of cheap options).

2. Use ginger beer or club soda

In the recipe below, we recommend ginger beer, but you can use club soda in this whiskey Mojito if you prefer the taste.

3. Don’t have a ‘muddler’?! Don’t worry!

When you’re making our whiskey Mojito, you need to ‘muddle’ some of the ingredients in a shaker. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the end of a wooden spoon to mash up the ingredients.

Our Irish Mojito ingredients

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Although an Irish Mojito is packed full of flavour, it takes very few ingredients to deliver its refreshing and zesty taste. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1.5 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • 1 fresh lime
  • Some fresh mint
  • 1.5 ounces of ginger beer or club soda
  • Sugar

How to make an Irish Mojito

Irish Mojito

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Now that you have the ingredients on hand, it’s time to assemble your drink (pay particular attention to the muddling technique in Step 2):

Step 1: Chill your glass

If you’ve read any of our Irish whiskey cocktail guides, you’ll have seen me recommend that you chill your glass, first. You can stick it in the fridge for 10 – 15 mins.

Ooor you can place some ice in a glass, stick your hand over the top and swirl the ice around until the glass is cool (empty the ice and water after).

Step 2: Muddle time

Take a couple of slices of lime and place them into a glass. Then place 4 – 5 mint leaves in on top followed by a 1/2 teaspoon of white sugar.

Don’t just smash everything up – you want to gently press down and twist to help release the flavours from the lime and mint. The goal here is to release the flavours without turning the lime and mint to mush.

Step 3: Build your cocktail

Next up, you want to add 1 ounce of some simple syrup. Now, if you don’t have this at home, I’ve heard that maple syrup can be used as a substitute. However, if you’re using maple syrup, leave it until the very end and add to taste.

On top, add 1.5 ounces of Irish whiskey and 1.5 ounces of ginger beer. Alternatively, you can add 1.5 ounces of club soda, which is what a whiskey Mojito is most commonly made with. Garnish with a lime and you’re ready to rock.

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FAQs about making a Mojito with whiskey

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Is a Mojito with whiskey tasty?’ to ‘How do whiskey and mint go together?’.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

How do you make a whiskey Mojito?

Chill your glass and then muddle 2 slices of lime, mint leaves and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Add 1 ounce of sumple syrup then 1.5 ounces of both whiskey and ginger beer.

What ingredients are in an Irish Mojito?

You’ll need Irish whiskey, a fresh lime, simple syrup, sugar, fresh mint and some ginger beer.

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