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Smoked Mojito

By Adam Hinton

This is a smoky twist on the classic mojito. Here we take the famous mint and lime mixture and replace the classic white rum with The Cut’s uniquely delicious smoked rum. The first rum of its kind in the UK, The Cut Smoked Rum has earthy notes of coffee beans and cacao adding a new level of depth to this famously refreshing cocktail.

This is a great simple cocktail to make at home thanks to its readily available ingredients and simple method, whilst this drink does require crushed ice, this is easy to make at home by just crushing cubed ice in a bag or a clean tea-towel.


50ml Cut Smoked Rum

25ml Lime Juice

15ml Sugar Syrup

8-10 Mint Leaves

Mint Sprig to Garnish


Prep: 1

Make: 1

Total: 2







Using a jigger to measure, add your rum, lime juice and sugar syrup to a high ball/collins glass

Pick and slap 8-10 mint leaves and place in glass with other ingredients

Fill to around ⅔ with crushed ice

Churn using your bar spoon for 10-15 seconds

Top with a pile of crushed ice

Garnish with a mint sprig

Serve and enjoy


Bar Spoon
Crushed Ice


Like so many classic cocktails, the origins of the mojito are shrouded in rumour and mystery, with creation stories varying from Cuban bars frequented by Ernest Hemingway to pirate ships and Francis Drake himself. No matter where it really originated, the mojito has cemented its place in the cocktail canon as one of the most famous and most popular rum drinks around.

There are loads of twists and spins on this drink, from topping with champagne to make a royal mojito to adding fresh fruit, purees and even alternative herbs instead of the classic mint. This version follows the classic formula of rum, mint, lime and sugar but simply replaces the usual white rum with a smoked rum courtesy of Cut. The smoky flavour of this rum adds new levels of depth and complexity to this classically clean and refreshing cocktail.