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8 Delicious Mojito Cocktails to Sip On this 2021

Annadin Sorbito

Posted on April 29 2021

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One of the most favorite cocktails of this generation is the mojito. And if you haven’t tried this before, it’s like you’re missing half of your life. The reason why it’s favored by many is due to the fact that the ingredients are easy to source and the whole process of making it is very easy to pull off too. This cocktail is the cure for every hot day at home. Knowing that it is minty and sweet, it will right away quench your thirst. 

There are a lot of misconceptions about mojitos where some thought it’s a drink meant for girls alone. But the truth is that mojito cocktail is both for men and women because this type of drink is not as hard as pure rum and vodka but it is not also as light as low alcohol drinks like wine and light beer. 

What Is a Mojito?

Mojito is a traditional cocktail drink from Cuban. It is still an alcoholic drink but it can be with less alcohol content if you don’t put too much rum in it. The main ingredients of mojito include white rum, mint, sugar, lime juice, and water. It is also very easy to drink knowing that it’s a bit sweet and not as harsh as other alcoholic drinks. 

Since it contains lime in its ingredients, it is full of vitamin C that is best for boosting immunity. Most especially during the pandemic, where rampant infections and bacteria can be obtained if you’re immune system is weak. It will help your health to not be compromised plus this mojito cocktail is very refreshing and hydrating to your whole body. 

How to Make a Mojito?

Making a mojito cocktail is very easy and simple. It comes in different variations so you will have the chance to choose the one that suits your taste. We include everything from mojito ingredients down to the process, so you won’t need to worry about what to do next. Check them out below!

What Are the Best Mojito Recipes?

1. Classic Mint Mojito Recipe

Before we go on to the different variations of mojito, you need to learn first the traditional mojito recipe. This one is the usual mojito from Cuba with no added ingredients aside from the first five mentioned above. However, you need to be careful in drinking this one because it contains more alcohol than other variations. You won’t also taste the rum in it like you’re just drinking mere soda drinks so be cautious in taking shots. You can check here the oz in shots for every country so you won’t end up getting drunk unexpectedly. 

Mint Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup of Fever-tree club soda
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar (you can add more if you like it sweet)
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce lime juice 
  • Mint sprigs (for garnish)
  • 8 lime wedges (for garnish)
  • 2 drops of Angostura bitters (optional)

Directions

  1. In a copper mug, add the mint leaves and 2 lime wedges, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  2. Add more lime wedges and sugar then muddle again. 
  3. Add the ice cubes to the mixture.
  4. Pour the rum and lime juice into the copper mug, followed by the club soda or carbonated water.
  5. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  6. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients. 
  7. You can also put in 2 drops of Angostura bitters to improve its taste. 

2. Strawberry Mojito Recipe

This mojito recipe is pretty the same as your favorite strawberry juice. It goes well for summer parties with family and friends knowing that the strawberry is one of the fruits with the most pleasant flavor and nutritional values. As you may have noticed, strawberry is one of the favorite flavors of many, it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about drinks, ice creams, cakes, and many others. One of the best combinations of strawberries is lime juice. And since mojito ingredients include lime, you can expect a blasting taste that you surely can’t get enough of. 

Strawberry Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 8 strawberries (chopped)
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 8 Lime wedges
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce lime juice 
  • 8 ounces of Bubly sparkling water

Directions

  1. In a copper mug, add the mint leaves, strawberries, sugar, and 2 lime wedges, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  2. Add the ice cubes to the mixture.
  3. Pour the lime juice and rum into the copper mug, followed by the sparkling water.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients. 

3. Mango Mojito Recipe

Since we are seeking an ingredient that can improve the flavor of your mojito recipe, the one we have picked can add more sweetness to your cocktail. Although you can still choose the ripe mangoes, the minty flavor of mojitos will taste better if they are sweet. The reason why mangoes are used as drink varieties is not just because of their taste but also because of the beautiful color it adds to a cocktail drink. 

You don’t have to worry about the sweetness of this mojito because the lime will balance all the added flavors. The first thing that you have to do with the mangos is to make mango puree. You just have to peel the mango and blender for 15-30 seconds or until smooth. If you can’t find fresh mangoes, there are alternatives which you can learn more about below.

Mango Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a copper mug, add the rum, lime juice, mint leaves, sugar, and 2 lime wedges, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  2. Add the ice cubes to the mixture. 
  3. Pour the mango puree or mango nectar into the copper mug, followed by the club soda.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients. 

3. Watermelon Cucumber Mojito

Other fruits for your mojito ingredients are watermelon and cucumber. Since watermelon and cucumber are made up of 90% water, you can be sure to hydrate and freshen yourself by drinking this mojito cocktail, especially during a hot day. Watermelon is naturally sweet so it goes well with the minty flavor of mojito. You can even make this recipe without the alcohol, you just need to find a non-alcoholic rum alternative like RONSIN. It still tastes the same as the woody flavor of an alcoholic rum but this one can be shared with your family and even the children in your home. 

Watermelon Cucumber Mojito

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 2 tbsp Torani simple syrup
  • Cucumber wedges and sliced watermelon
  • 5 ounces RONSIN rum
  • ¾ ounce lime juice 
  • 1 bottle sparkling water
  • 1 whole seedless watermelon (peeled and pureed)
  • 1 seedless cucumber (peeled and pureed)

Directions

  1. In a blender, put the watermelon and cucumber to make a puree. Blend for 15-30 seconds or until smooth.
  2. In a copper mug, add the lime juice, mint leaves, and sugar, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  3. Strain the watermelon and cucumber puree directly into the copper mugs, followed by the rum and sparkling water.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Garnish with some cucumber wedges and sliced watermelon left in your ingredients.

4. Coconut Mojito Recipe

What about turning your favorite coconut juice into a mojito cocktail? Like the idea? Well, that is totally possible to make if you will just follow this simple recipe. This coconut mojito recipe will give the feels of being on a resort with family and friends, sharing a refreshing drink that help you get lost in the beauty of the ocean and the smell of fresh air under the palm trees. This can be possible to make in the resorts too, just make sure you get to bring all the ingredients with you. 

Coconut Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a copper mug, add mint leaves, sugar, and 2 lime wedges, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  2. Add the ice cubes to the mixture. 
  3. Pour the white rum, coconut rum, cream of coconut into the copper mug.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients. 

5. Raspberry Mojito Recipe

It’s time to add a sweet and sour flavor to your favorite mint drinks. Raspberry mojito can give you the perfect summer cocktail that you need that helps boost the mint and other added ingredients. The tartness of raspberry is not too much unlike other citrus fruits, as long as they are already ripe upon harvest. If you don’t like your mojito cocktail to have raspberry seeds, you can simply remove it with the use of a fine-meshed sieve to get the juice. If in case the seeds don’t bother you at all, you can just make a puree out of it and then strain. 

Raspberry Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

  • 10 mint leaves
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 7 lime wedges for garnish)
  • 1 cup of club soda
  • ½ cup of white rum
  • 2 cups of raspberry
  • ¼ cup of Lakewood Pure lime juice 

Directions

  1. In a copper mug,  add 3 lime wedges, mint leaves, sugar, and raspberry, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  2. Add the ice cubes to the mixture. 
  3. Pour the white rum and lime juice into the copper mug.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients. 

6. Honeydew Mojito Recipe

Another sweet juice to add to your mojito ingredients is the honeydew. If you love drinks with honey, you would probably love this variation knowing that honeydew tastes exactly the same as honey. It can also give a refreshing look to your mojito knowing that it creates a wonderful light green color when mixed with rum and other ingredients. One thing that you will notice about this mojito recipe is that it tastes like a mere juice with no added alcohol when in fact, it has rum in it. The club soda will help balance the flavors, that’s why it is very icy and smooth to drink.  

Honeydew Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

  • 10 mint leaves
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 7 lime wedges for garnish)
  • 1 cup of S. Pellegrino sparkling water
  • ½ cup of white rum
  • 2 cups of honeydew juice
  • ¼ cup of lime juice 

Directions

  1. In a blender, put the scraped flesh of honeydew to make juice. Blend for 15-30 seconds or until smooth.
  2. In a copper mug, add the lime juice, mint leaves, and sugar, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  3. Strain the honeydew juice directly into the copper mugs, followed by the rum and sparkling water.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients.

7. Basil Mojito Recipe

Thinking of skipping the mint ingredient for your mojito recipe? Well, that’s very possible with basil. It has the same minty that you are looking for in your mojito plus it is already sweet so you no longer need to add any other savory ingredients to make it delicious. Basil has aromatic herbs that will also give a nice smell of fresh mojito drink to refresh yourself and the whole squad. 

Basil is used in cooking and baking, and it is also now included in your favorite cocktails. This will surely give a distinctive flavor to your mojito unlike the use of the usual mint leaves alone. Moreover, you can use both ingredients for an extra-minty mojito drink!

Basil Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

  • 10 basil leaves
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 7 lime wedges for garnish)
  • 1 cup of club soda
  • ½ cup of white rum
  • ¼ cup of ReaLime lime juice

Directions

  1. In a copper mug,  add 3 lime wedges, basil leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  2. Add the ice cubes to the mixture. 
  3. Pour the white rum into the copper mug.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients. 

8. Chocolate Mojito Recipe

Last on our list is everyone’s favorite flavor of their mojito. Yes! Chocolates can go well with cocktail drinks like a mojito. The delicious taste of chocolate when mixed with mint leaves will burst the flavors of a very sweet and refreshing mojito cocktail. Chocolate contains a lot of dopamine hormones so if you mixed it with your favorite mojito, you will not just refresh yourself but also make yourself happy. 

Since this mojito recipe contains chocolate and kids are the types of people that are more fond of chocolate, make them their own chocolate mojito BUT minus the rum to make the drink alcohol-free.   

Chocolate Mojito Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a copper mug,  add crème de cacao, mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice, then muddle together. (This will helps release the minty oils of the leaves.)
  2. Add the ice cubes to the mixture. 
  3. Pour the white rum into the copper mug.
  4. Stir all the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
  5. Top with soda water.
  6. Garnish with some lime wedges left in your ingredients. 

Conclusion 

Mojito is one of the best cocktail drinks you can make today. Whether you’re hosting a home party or attending a summer getaway with friends, it’s important to take note of these recipes, so you can have something to make that will surely quench your thirst. Just make sure to use copper mugs in serving this drink to help retain the temperature that you want to achieve for your mojitos. Yes! Copper is a good thermal conductor and with just a small amount of crushed ice, you can be sure that your mojitos will remain cool and fresh. 

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