Ginger Mojito Mocktail Recipe

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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 16, 2024


The Ginger Mojito Mocktail is a non-alcoholic twist on the classic Mojito, a beloved Cuban cocktail. The traditional Mojito is known for its refreshing combination of mint, lime, and rum, but this mocktail version omits the alcohol, making it suitable for teetotalers and those who prefer a booze-free beverage. It's a hit at parties, especially during summer when people are looking for a cool, invigorating drink that won't lead to a hangover the next day.

  • Originates from the desire to enjoy the flavors of a Mojito without the alcohol.
  • Perfect for designated drivers, pregnant women, or anyone abstaining from alcohol.
  • The ginger adds a spicy twist that complements the mint and lime beautifully.

How Ginger Mojito Mocktail Tastes?

The Ginger Mojito Mocktail offers a zesty, refreshing taste with a spicy kick from the ginger. The mint and lime provide a cool, tangy flavor that is balanced by the sweetness of the sugar. The effervescence of the ginger ale and club soda adds a pleasant fizziness to the drink, making it light and invigorating.

Interesting facts about Ginger Mojito Mocktail

  • The Mojito was Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink, and he would have likely appreciated a mocktail version at some point.
  • Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties, including aiding digestion and reducing nausea.
  • Mojitos have been a part of Cuban culture for over a century, and the mocktail version continues to celebrate this heritage without the alcohol.


A few good options for Ginger Mojito Mocktail are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Fresh Mint Leaves

Used to infuse our mocktail with a cool, fresh taste, mint is key for adding that signature mojito zest. Too few leaves might leave you wondering where the garden ran off to, while too many could have you feeling like you're chewing on a very expensive mouthwash.

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Fresh Lime Juice

This brings the tang and zing, a necessary counterpart to the mint's cool. It's a citrusy zesty affair that balances sweetness and keeps the mocktail lively. Skip it, and it’s like a dance floor without the music - flat.

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Ice Cubes

Nobody likes a lukewarm mojito; that's just sad. Ice keeps the party cool and dilutes the mocktail to perfection as it slowly melts.

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Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar

Sweetens the deal without the processed taste. But don’t overload it, unless you fancy a mocktail as cloying as a love letter in a teen diary. The granules also help muddle the mint. Swap it with honey or agave nectar if sugar isn’t your cup of tea. Pun intended.

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Ginger Ale

The unassuming hero that brings a soft fizz and a gentle ginger warmth to our beverage. Absence of ginger ale means no mock in this mojito. You can try different brands for a variation in flavor – some pack more ginger punch than others.

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Club Soda

This is your fizz factory. Too little, and your drink is as flat as a tire, too much, and it’s bubbling over like a misjudged science experiment. The middle ground is a refreshing effervescence.

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Lime Wedge (for Garnish)

Let's not undervalue aesthetics - a well-dressed drink is a prelude to its taste. It’s also handy for those who might want an extra hit of citrus after the first sip.

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Recipe. How to make Ginger Mojito Mocktail Drink

  1. In a tall glass, muddle the mint leaves and lime juice together to release the flavors.
  2. Add the sugar and fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Pour in the ginger ale and club soda.
  4. Stir well to ensure the sugar is fully dissolved and the flavors are well combined.
  5. Optionally, garnish with a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Slap the mint leaves between your hands before muddling to awaken the oils for a more pronounced mint flavor.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor profile.
  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep the mocktail cooler for longer.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Light Seafood Dishes: The zesty lime and refreshing mint complement delicate seafood flavors, such as shrimp cocktail or ceviche.
  • Asian Cuisine: The ginger element pairs well with Asian-inspired flavors, so consider serving with spring rolls or sushi.
  • Spicy Foods: The cool mint and ginger have a soothing effect that can tame the heat of spicy dishes, such as Latin or Indian street food.
  • Cheese Boards: Opt for fresh cheeses like mozzarella or feta to contrast the mojito's bright flavors.


  • Fruit Tarts: The fresh citrus from the lime juice complements the sweet and tart flavors in fruit-based desserts.
  • Sorbet: Pair with a lemon or lime sorbet for a refreshing and palate-cleansing duo.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Iced Tea: A non-alcoholic ginger beer or a simple iced tea can offer a similar flavor profile without stealing the show.

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What you could change in Ginger Mojito Mocktail

  • If Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar is unavailable, any fine granulated sugar or simple syrup will work.
  • For a more intense ginger flavor, ginger beer can be used in place of ginger ale.
  • To make it even healthier, a sugar substitute like stevia can be used.

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Spicy Ginger Mojito Mocktail

Infuse a hint of spice by muddling in a thin slice of jalapeño with the mint and lime juice. The heat from the jalapeño will dance a tango with the zing of ginger creating a mocktail with a kick.

Herbal Hibiscus Mojito Mocktail

Steep some hibiscus tea and use it in place of club soda for an herbal twist with a touch of tartness. Not only will it change the flavor profile but it'll also add a lovely crimson hue to your beverage.

Cucumber-Mint Mojito Mocktail

Swap the lime juice for muddled cucumber slices and a splash of lemon. You'll get a mocktail that’s as cool as a cucumber, perfect for a hot summer day, all while sticking to the mojito roots with that minty profile.

In case you forgot basics how to make Ginger Mojito Mocktail

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 Mocktail

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

While fresh lime juice is recommended for the best flavor, bottled lime juice can be used in a pinch. However, it may not provide the same fresh zesty taste.

Is ginger ale or ginger beer better for a mocktail?

Ginger ale provides a sweeter, more carbonated option, while ginger beer is spicier and less sweet. The choice depends on personal preference and how prominent you'd like the ginger flavor to be.

What can I do if I don't have a muddler?

If you don't have a muddler, you can use the back of a spoon or a similar utensil to gently press the mint leaves against the glass to release their oils.

How can I prevent the mint leaves from getting into the drink while sipping?

You can place a small strainer or a cocktail sieve on top of the glass when pouring the mocktail or use one while drinking to catch any leaves.

Is it possible to make this drink in advance?

It's best enjoyed fresh, but you can muddle the mint and mix the sugar and lime juice in advance. Add the ginger ale, club soda, and ice just before serving to maintain the fizz.

What's the best way to garnish a mocktail?

For this mocktail, a simple lime wedge or a sprig of mint makes an elegant garnish. You can also add a rim of sugar or salt on the glass for extra flair.

Are there any alternatives to sugar to sweeten the mocktail?

Aside from the sugar substitutes mentioned, you can also try agave syrup, honey, or maple syrup for natural sweetness.

How do I choose a good ginger ale for this mocktail?

Look for ginger ales with real ginger extract and avoid those with too much artificial flavoring or sweetness to get a more authentic ginger taste.

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