Mix up a classic Cuban cocktail and try a dirty mojito! Also known as a dark rum mojito. It’s one of many refreshing and zesty mojito recipes to serve your friends any time of year.
Hey mojito-lovers – I have a fun twist on a classic cocktail! It’s stronger, with a bit more burn, and a lot more flavor. You just can’t beat the combination of muddled mint with rum, lime juice, brown sugar, and club soda.
It looks fancy, but you don’t have to be an experienced mixologist to make it. Just follow this simple recipe and my tips. You’ll impress your family and friends with this sweet and zesty cocktail.
What Is A Dirty Mojito?
A mojito is a refreshing Cuban cocktail made with mint, lime, sugar, and white rum. On the other hand, a dirty mojito is a version of the classic mojito that substitutions dark rum for white rum.
The dark rum adds a deeper flavor to the drink, making it perfect for those who enjoy a more robust taste.
In addition, the dark color of the rum gives the drink a slightly darker appearance, hence the name “dirty mojito.” Whether you prefer your mojitos classic or dirty, one thing is for sure: they’re both delicious!
Dirty Mojito Ingredients:
- Dark Rum
- Brown Sugar
- Lime Juice Fresh
- Club Soda
- Mint Leaves
Best Sweetener For Dirty Mojitos
I suggest sweetening these mojitos with raw sugar. It will give it the most authentic flavor without any funky aftertaste. If you don’t have raw sugar, use brown sugar as a perfect substitute.
How To Muddle
If this is your first time making a mojito, then you’ll need to know how to muddle. Muddling is a way of extracting flavor from the mint without pureeing it.
To muddle the mint, place it in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. You can use a large metal cup or bowl if you don’t have a cocktail shaker.
Then, gently mash the leaves with a wooden cocktail muddler or some kind of spoon. Keep mashing until you see the mint leaves release their juices.
Keep the muddled mint leaves and mix them in with your drink.
Club Soda or Seltzer Water
I used club soda because it is commonly used to make dirty mojitos. There is a difference between club soda and seltzer water.
Club soda is just water that was injected with carbon dioxide. It’s bubbly water.
Seltzer water has added minerals in it (I like potassium bicarbonate). Seltzer water has a stronger flavor than club soda. Most people prefer mild club soda for this reason.
More Party Cocktails
Here are some more of my favorite party-ready mixed drinks. Most of them are mojitos – because you can never have too many mojitos!
- Blueberry Lemonade Mojito
- Moscow Mule Mojito With Ginger Beer
- Easy Tequila Mojito Recipe
- Green Cocktail – Emerald Sunrise
- Delicious Frozen Peach Margaritas
Helpful Cocktail Tools
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Favorite Mojito Recipes:
Try any of these and enjoy a tasty new cocktail!
- Strawberry Mojito
- Watermelon Mojito
- Pineapple Mojito
- Kiwi Summer Mojito Recipe
- Blueberry Mojito Cocktail
Dirty Mojito Cocktail
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 2 tsp. Brown Sugar
- 1 oz Lime Juice Fresh
- 4 oz Club Soda
- 6-7 Mint Leaves
- In a cocktail glass muddle the mint, lime juice and brown sugar together.
- Add ice to the glass.
- Lightly stir.
- Add the rum to the glass.
- Top with club soda.
The mojito is a refreshing cocktail that is perfect for summer sipping. The traditional mojito is made with white rum, mint, lime juice, and sugar. However, this dirty mojito recipe gives the classic cocktail a fun twist.
Dark rum adds a deeper flavor. So if you’re looking for a delicious way to beat the heat, give this dirty mojito recipe a try. Cheers!