Recipe: A New Take on the Mojito

Try this refreshing twist on the classic mojito by replacing the rum with a sugarcane-based spirit

Impress your guests by putting a Brazilian twist on the classic mojito

Perfect for a summer afternoon, this refreshing twist on the classic mojito replaces the rum with Cachaça, a Brazilian sugarcane-based spirit.


  • 2 limes, cut in eighths
  • 1 large handful of mint
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 8 oz cachaça
  • 8 oz club soda


  1. Muddle limes, mint and brown sugar together until brown sugar is dissolved into the lime juice.
  2. Add the cachaça and stir.
  3. Fill pitcher with ice and pour muddled rum mixture over ice.
  4. Add club soda and stir.
  5. Serve in tall ice-filled glasses.

Makes one pitcher with enough to serve 4.

Recipe provided by Culinary Capers