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 7, 2024


The Mojito Mocktail is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Mojito cocktail, which has its roots in Havana, Cuba. The drink is believed to have been created in the 16th century and gained popularity in the 20th century. The Mojito Mocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy the refreshing taste of a Mojito without the alcohol, making it a popular choice for designated drivers, pregnant women, and anyone looking for a delicious and refreshing beverage.

  • Origin: Havana, Cuba
  • Popularized in the 20th century
  • Ideal for non-drinkers and designated drivers

How Mojito Mocktail Tastes?

The Mojito Mocktail has a refreshing, sweet, and tangy taste, with a hint of mint and lime. It is light and fizzy, making it perfect for a hot summer day or a relaxing evening.

Interesting facts about Mojito Mocktail

  • The Mojito is the national drink of Cuba
  • The name 'Mojito' is derived from the African word 'mojo', which means 'to cast a spell'
  • The Mojito Mocktail is a popular choice for those looking to enjoy a cocktail without the alcohol


Fresh mint leaves

Mint is the soul of a Mojito, providing a refreshing, cool sensation that balances the tanginess of lime. Without it, you'd lose the Mojito's signature touch. Too many mint leaves can overwhelm, and too few can leave the drink feeling flat. Alternatives? Try basil for an herbal twist, though it will change the drink's profile.

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The lime offers a tartness and acidity that cuts through sweetness and is essential for the mocktail's balance. No lime, no pucker! If limes are out of reach, lemon could step in, but expect a slightly different type of citrus kick.

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Sugar is the sweet counterpoint to lime's tartness; the 2 teaspoons ensure that it's not too sweet, nor too sour. Skew the sugar and the harmony topples. A sugar substitute could work, though it might alter the taste slightly.

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Club soda

Club soda brings the fizz, making the mocktail lively and refreshing. Flat Mojito Mocktail? Not on my watch! If you swap for a flavored sparkling water, expect subtle taste changes based on the flavor chosen.

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Ice chills the drink, maintaining the Mojito's reputation as a go-to refreshment. Less ice, less chill, more dilution. No ice means a warm drink, not ideal unless you love room-temperature tangy water!

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Recipe. How to make Mojito Mocktail Drink

  1. In a tall glass, gently muddle the mint leaves with the sugar
  2. Squeeze the lime into the glass, releasing the juice
  3. Add the ice to the glass
  4. Top with club soda and stir gently
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh mint leaves for the best flavor
  • Gently muddle the mint leaves to release the flavor without tearing them
  • Use a tall glass to allow for proper mixing and presentation

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp: The zesty flavor of the lime in the Mojito Mocktail complements the seafood well.
  • Chips and salsa: The lightness of the mocktail pairs nicely with the spice of a good salsa.

Main Courses

  • Grilled chicken or fish: The fresh mint and citrus notes can cut through the richness of these proteins.
  • Summer salads: A Mojito Mocktail can be very refreshing alongside a crisp, green salad with vinaigrette dressing.


  • Fruit sorbets: The cool, sweet flavors would harmonize with the mocktail's mint and lime.
  • Key Lime Pie: The citrus connection between the pie and the mocktail is undeniable.

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What you could change in Mojito Mocktail

  • Sugar can be replaced with honey or agave syrup for a healthier alternative
  • Club soda can be substituted with sparkling water or tonic water for a different taste

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Berry Mojito Mocktail

Ingredients: Add a handful of mixed berries to the glass. Recipe: Muddle the berries along with the mint leaves and sugar. Follow the original recipe afterwards. This will introduce a fruity sweetness and a vibrant color.

Spicy Mojito Mocktail

Ingredients: Add a small slice of jalapeno or a dash of ginger. Recipe: Muddle the spice with the mint and sugar, then proceed as usual. It will kick up the heat, for those who like a spicy edge to their refreshments.

Tropical Mojito Mocktail

Ingredients: Use coconut water instead of club soda, and add a splash of pineapple juice. Recipe: Muddle mint, sugar, lime, and follow the original recipe but use coconut water. The tropical spin will whisk you away to beachy shores!

In case you forgot basics how to make 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 Mojito Mocktail

What are some popular variations of the Mojito?

Some popular variations of the Mojito include the Dirty Mojito, which uses dark rum and brown sugar, and the Spiced Mojito, which adds spices like cloves, cinnamon, and star anise to the traditional recipe. There is also the Raspberry Mojito, which includes fresh raspberries for a fruity twist.

What is the proper way to muddle mint for a Mojito Mocktail?

The proper way to muddle mint is to press the leaves gently against the bottom of the glass with a muddler or the back of a spoon. The goal is to release the oils and aroma of the mint without tearing the leaves, which can lead to a bitter taste.

What kind of limes work best for a Mojito Mocktail?

Persian or Tahiti limes work best for a Mojito Mocktail. They have a good balance of tartness and sweetness, and they yield a lot of juice.

What can I serve with a Mojito Mocktail?

Mojito Mocktails pair well with light and refreshing dishes, such as ceviche, grilled shrimp, or a citrus salad. For a more casual pairing, try them with chips and fresh salsa.

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