Mason Jar Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14

Created by

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 Mason Jar Mojito is a fun twist on the classic Mojito cocktail. The Mason Jar adds a rustic, laid-back vibe that's perfect for backyard barbecues or casual get-togethers. This cocktail would be loved by those who enjoy refreshing, minty drinks with a hint of sweetness.

How Mason Jar Mojito Tastes?

This cocktail has a refreshing, minty taste with a hint of sweetness from the sugar. The rum adds a smooth, rich flavor that balances out the tartness of the lime. It's a light, easy-to-drink cocktail that's perfect for hot summer days.

Interesting facts about Mason Jar Mojito

  • The Mason Jar Mojito is a modern twist on the classic Mojito, which originated in Havana, Cuba.
  • The Mason Jar adds a fun, rustic vibe to the cocktail.
  • Despite its simplicity, this cocktail is packed with flavor and is very refreshing.


White Rum

2 oz of White Rum are used as the base spirit, lending a subtle sweetness and alcohol backbone to the Mojito. Less rum would make a weaker drink, more would overpower the mint and lime. If you switch to dark rum, expect a heavier, more molasses-driven taste.

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Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz adds the necessary tanginess and balances the sweetness of the syrup and rum. Too little lime juice and the drink might be too sweet; too much can make it overly tart. Lemon juice can be a substitute but will give a different citrus profile.

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Simple Syrup

2 tsp sweeten to counteract the lime's acidity. Altering the amount shifts the balance; less syrup might be too sour for some, more too cloying. Honey can substitute for a richer sweetness.

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Fresh Mint Leaves

10 leaves are muddled to release flavor and aroma, which is quintessential to a Mojito. Without it, you'll lose the freshness. Basil or cilantro can offer a twist but will change the classic flavor.

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Soda Water

Top up gives effervescence and lightness, making the Mojito a refreshing experience. Without it, the cocktail becomes a flat lime and rum concoction. Try flavored sparkling water for a twist.

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Crushed Ice

Fill makes the Mojito icy and cool, diluting the drink to the perfect strength as it melts. Without enough ice, the drink might be too strong and not as refreshing.

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Lime Slice and Mint Sprig

Used for garnish, these enhance the visual appeal and the aromatics with each sip. Without garnish, the cocktail is less inviting. Other garnishes like edible flowers can add different visuals and subtle flavors.

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Recipe. How to make Mason Jar Mojito Drink

  1. Muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup in a Mason Jar.
  2. Add the rum and lime juice.
  3. Fill the jar with crushed ice.
  4. Top up with soda water.
  5. Stir well and garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Muddle the mint gently to release the oils without tearing the leaves.
  • Serve immediately to enjoy the cocktail at its freshest.

Perfect Pairings

Light Appetizers

Mason Jar Mojito pairs well with light appetizers such as ceviche, shrimp cocktails, or bruschetta. The refreshing mint and lime cut through the richness without overwhelming delicate flavours.

Grilled Seafood

Grilled dishes with a bit of char, especially grilled shrimp or fish tacos, complement the zesty and cool notes of the Mojito.


Opt for green salads dressed with vinaigrette or tropical fruit salads to echo the cocktail's crispness and acidity.

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What you could change in Mason Jar Mojito

  • You can substitute the white rum with dark rum for a deeper flavor.
  • If you don't have simple syrup, you can use granulated sugar instead.

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And of course - twists🍹

Cucumber Mojito

  • Add 2-3 slices of cucumber with the mint before muddling for a hydrating and cool twist.
  • Taste: Expect a garden-fresh lift, with extra layers of coolness, perfect for super-hot days.

Spicy Mojito

  • Include a slice of jalapeño with the mint when muddling to add a spicy kick.
  • Taste: A zesty and refreshing Mojito with a pleasant heat that lingers, giving the traditional recipe a bold twist.

Berry Mojito

  • Muddle a handful of mixed berries with the mint and strain after adding rum and lime juice.
  • Taste: A fruity and slightly sweeter version, with a colorful appearance and bursts of berry flavors.

In case you forgot basics how to make Mason Jar 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 Mason Jar Mojito

What type of glassware is typically used for a Mason jar mojito?

While the 'Mason Jar' Mojito is, as its name suggests, typically served in a Mason jar for a rustic look, it can be served in a highball glass or any other glassware suited for cocktails.

Can I use another type of alcohol instead of rum for this cocktail?

Mojito is traditionally made with rum. However, you can experiment with other spirits like vodka or tequila. Do note that this may alter the original taste.

What are some other cocktail recipes that use mint?

Mint is a common ingredient in many cocktails including Mint Julep, Southside, and Kentucky Derby.

Can I prepare a non-alcoholic version of the Mason Jar Mojito?

Yes, to make a non-alcoholic or 'mocktail' version of the Mason Jar Mojito, simply omit the rum and add extra soda water or a splash of apple or pineapple juice.

Is this cocktail suitable for a diet?

At 150 calories, it's relatively low in calories for a cocktail. However, it does contain sugar from the simple syrup, so it's best consumed in moderation.

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