These Are the Best Rums for Mojitos, Hands Down

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Whether you’re on vacation or just wishing you were relaxing poolside, there’s never a wrong time to indulge in a mojito. First crafted in Havana, Cuba (and purportedly a favorite of author Ernest Hemingway), this beloved drink is one of the most refreshing cocktails around.

With a mix of rum, fresh lime, mint, and soda water, it also has the potential to be one of the healthiest cocktails on the menu—depending on how it's made, of course. So why not indulge in the flavorful treat at your next happy hour or evening in? Whether your tastes tend toward the traditional recipe or playful, fruit-forward variations, no party or cocktail hour is complete without a well-made mojito. Read on to discover seven of the best rums for mojitos, and then learn how to make one at home.

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