Ginger Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Ginger Mojito is a twist on the classic Mojito, a cocktail that originated in Cuba. The Mojito is said to have been a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. The addition of ginger gives this cocktail a spicy kick, making it a favorite among those who enjoy a bit of heat in their drinks. It's perfect for summer evenings or any occasion that calls for a refreshing, yet fiery cocktail.

How Ginger Mojito Tastes?

The Ginger Mojito is a refreshing, zesty, and slightly spicy cocktail. The sweetness of the sugar and the tartness of the lime balance the heat of the ginger, while the mint adds a fresh, cooling touch.

Interesting facts about Ginger Mojito

  • The Ginger Mojito is a variation of the classic Mojito, which is one of the most popular cocktails in the world.
  • The addition of ginger not only adds a spicy kick, but also has health benefits, as ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Despite its Cuban origins, the Mojito has gained worldwide popularity and has been adapted into numerous variations, including the Ginger Mojito.


  • White rum: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Fresh lime juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Simple syrup: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Fresh mint leaves: 10
  • Ginger: 1 small piece
  • Soda water: Top up
  • Crushed ice: As needed
  • Lime slice and mint sprig: For garnish

A few good options for Ginger Mojito are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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White Rum

White rum is the spirit base of this Mojito, providing a smooth, slightly sweet backdrop for the other flavors. Using 2oz ensures the cocktail isn't overpowered by alcohol and maintains a balanced taste. If there's too little, you might be sipping on a mocktail, too much, and you'll lose the subtlety of the ginger and mint.

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Fresh Lime Juice

At 1oz, lime juice gives that essential zesty tang. It cuts through the sweetness and unites the flavors. Without it, the drink would be flat and lacking. Lemon juice could be a substitute, but expect a slightly different citrus profile.

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Simple Syrup

The 1oz of simple syrup sweetens the deal, balancing the acidity of lime and the heat of the ginger. Forget it, and your Mojito could be mistaken for a tart toothache. Honey syrup is a lovely alternative for a more complex sweetness.

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Fresh Mint Leaves

These 10 leaves are not just a garnish; they're integral to the Mojito's refreshing appeal. If there's a mint shortage, basil could sneak in – but it'll move the flavor from Caribbean vibes to Mediterranean whispers.

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A small piece is just enough to add a delightful twist and a bit of spice without turning the cocktail into a fireball. No ginger? The whole 'Ginger' Mojito concept crumbles. However, a pinch of ground ginger could save the day with a similar, albeit less fresh, kick.

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Soda Water

This is what gives our Mojito its uplifting fizz. It's all about topping up and not measuring, as the amount varies with the size of the glass. Leave it out, and you ditch the effervescence – and that would be a flat out shame.

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Crushed Ice

It chills, it dilutes, it's a Mojito must! The amount of crushed ice should make the drink cold and refreshing, without watering it down too much. Be careful, packing in too much might give your drink a frosty reception (literally).

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Garnish: Lime Slice and Mint Sprig

The final touch for the eyes and the nose. They boost the drink's aesthetic and aromatic allure. Without it, your Mojito might feel undressed.

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Recipe. How to make Ginger Mojito Drink

  1. Muddle the ginger, mint leaves, and simple syrup in a glass.
  2. Add the lime juice and rum.
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice and top up with soda water.
  4. Stir well and garnish with a lime slice and a sprig of mint.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh ingredients for the best taste.
  • Don't over-muddle the mint leaves as it can make the cocktail bitter.
  • Adjust the amount of ginger and simple syrup according to your taste.

Perfect Pairings

Foods That Pair with Ginger Mojito

  • Seafood: The crispness of the Mojito complements the light, fresh flavors of fish and shellfish well. Think grilled shrimp or ceviche.
  • Spicy Dishes: The gingery kick pairs well with the heat from spicy Asian or Latin cuisines. A spicy Thai curry or some fiery tacos would be great partners.
  • Fresh Salads: A salad with vinaigrette dressing matches the Mojito's acidity and minty freshness.
  • Chicken or Pork: Lighter meats like chicken or pork, especially when prepared with citrus or herb-based marinades, go nicely with this cocktail.

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What you could change in Ginger Mojito

  • If you don't have fresh ginger, you can use ginger syrup or ginger ale instead.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the rum.

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And of course - twists🍹

Spicy Mango Mojito

  • Ingredients: Follow the original recipe but add 1oz of mango puree.
  • Recipe: Muddle the ginger, mint, simple syrup, and mango puree together. Then, continue with the original recipe.
  • Taste Change: The mango puree adds a tropical sweetness and a velvety texture, enhancing the cocktail's fruity side. If you're ready for a mini-vacation in a glass, this twist is your boarding pass.

Ginger Mojito Mocktail

  • Ingredients: Replace the white rum with an extra 1/2oz of lime juice and an extra 1/2oz of simple syrup.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe but without the rum.
  • Taste Change: Removing the alcohol shouldn't mean losing the fun. This non-alcoholic version maintains the zesty, sweet, and spicy flavors, just without the boozy kick. Perfect for when you want to keep your head while everyone else is losing theirs.

Herbal Ginger Mojito

  • Ingredients: Replace mint leaves with a combination of fresh basil and cilantro.
  • Recipe: Muddle the ginger, basil, cilantro, and simple syrup. Then, follow the rest of the original recipe.
  • Taste Change: The basil and cilantro introduce earthy tones and a complex herbal profile. This concoction might confuse traditionalists but delight those with adventurous palates.

In case you forgot basics how to make Ginger Mojito

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Ginger Mojito

What is the origin of Mojitos?

The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball cocktail. The cocktail has gained worldwide popularity and has been adapted into many variations, such as the Ginger Mojito.

Why is it called a Ginger Mojito?

It's called a Ginger Mojito because it is a variation of the classic Mojito cocktail, with the addition of ginger which gives it a unique spicy kick.

What other variations of Mojito are popular?

Apart from the classic Mojito and the Ginger Mojito, other popular variations include the Strawberry Mojito, Coconut Mojito, Watermelon Mojito, and the Spicy Mojito.

What type of rum is best for a Ginger Mojito?

A white rum is commonly used in making a Ginger Mojito. The lighter flavor of white rum doesn’t overpower the other ingredients, allowing the freshness of the lime, mint, and ginger to shine.

Can I use bottled lime juice instead of fresh lime juice?

It is highly recommended to use fresh lime juice. The freshness of the lime juice could make a significant difference to the taste of the Ginger Mojito.

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