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Our Favorite Rums for Mixing Mojitos

Originating in Cuba, the minty, bubbly mojito is perhaps the most famous and refreshing rum drink of all. Mojitos are an aromatic and refreshing cocktail composed of sugar, mint, lime juice, soda water, and white rum.

three havana rum mojito cocktails

Sugar, lime, and mint get a muddling to release the minty essential oils into the sugary citrus juice before being topped off with rum and then soda.

If you’re looking for the best rum for mojitos, I’ve compiled the following list of white rum below.

10 of the Best Rum for Mojitos


Mojitos are a celebration of summer in the tropics with a tangy, sugary, and cooling foundation for rum. The best rum for mojitos is a light or white rum, and my list has a diverse array of blends and single-sourced rums to choose from.

Let me know which rum from my list made the best mojito in the comments below!

Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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