# Amount of Alcohol in a Mojito

When you're enjoying a refreshing mojito, it can sometimes be hard to tell how much alcohol you're actually taking in. The sugar, lime juice, mint and sparkling water in the drink can disguise the flavor of the rum, or at least make it less noticeable. As with any drink, the level of alcohol in a mojito can vary, but it's typically between 10 percent and 15 percent of the drink's volume.

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Most mojitos are around 10 percent alcohol by volume.

## Calculating Alcohol Level

To determine the alcohol level of a mixed drink like a mojito, simply multiply the alcohol content by the percentage of liquor in the drink. For instance, if a mojito is made up of equal parts lime juice, water or club soda and rum, then 1/3 of the drink is rum. Multiply this number by the alcohol content of the rum -- usually 40 percent alcohol by volume, although it can vary -- and you get 13.3 percent.

## Infinite Variety

Like all classic mixed drinks, the mojito isn't produced according to a specific formula. Different bartenders will combine ingredients in different proportions. For instance, BBC Food's mojito recipe calls for only a splash of soda water, producing a mojito that's more like sugared rum served over ice with lime and mint. A mixture like this will have a much higher alcohol by volume. However, high-alcohol mojitos like this are comparatively rare.