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Impress your guests at your next gathering with this tasty and refreshing mojito mocktail! Whether you are serving to a younger group or simply avoiding alcohol out of preference, everyone is sure to enjoy this virgin mojito recipe. This drink is fairly simple to make but will add a whole new level of sophistication to alcohol-free party and potluck options.

Front view of a mojito mocktail in a glass mug with a brown straw. Lime wedges and ice cubes on the side.

Mojitos are a Cuban-inspired drink (out of Havana to be exact) with refreshing flavors of mint and lime that make it an excellent addition to warm summer days. That being said, this virgin mojito recipe is so delicious that you may find yourself enjoying it year-round.

Front view of a mojito mocktail in a glass mug with a brown straw.

Mojito Making Tips

If you entertain often, you may have a few cocktail-making supplies on hand, but if you do not, never fret! This mojito mocktail can easily be prepared with whatever kitchen supplies you happen to have. A wooden spoon will suffice to muddle your lime wedges, and you can even make your own simple syrup if you do not have any. A link to our simple syrup recipe tutorial is in the notes section of the recipe card.

One of the most important details of this recipe is to be sure to use fresh ingredients. Your limes should be bright and juicy, and mint leaves should not be wilted or have brown spots. Place your sparkling water or club soda in the refrigerator well in advance so that it is thoroughly chilled. You may also opt to use different flavors of sparkling water for an interesting spin on the standard mojito.

Mojito mocktail in a glass mug with a brown straw.
  • Use the smaller leaves for more minty-flavor and less bitterness.
  • Don’t muddle the mint in order to avoid bringing out the bitterness of the leaves. They only need a gentle slap.
  • Gently smacking the mint leaves in your hands will start to extract the plant’s oils and bring out the aromatics. It also looks impressive when preparing the drink in front of guests!
  • Break out your highball glasses if you have them, but regular drinking glasses or even pint-size wide-mouth mason jars will suffice.
  • This drink should be served immediately.
Overhead view of a mojito mocktail in a glass mug with a brown straw and lime wedges on the side.

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Front view of a mojito mocktail in a glass mug with a brown straw. Lime wedges and ice cubes on the side.

Classic Mojito Mocktail

Joss D
Impress your guests at your next gathering with this tasty and refreshing mojito mocktail!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 1
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 lime - cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup - or to taste
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 1 cup club soda or sparkling water - approximately
  • 1 mint sprig - to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add 5 of the lime wedges and the syrup to a tall glass (highball).
    2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • Muddle the limes to release the juices and oil.
  • Add the mint leaves.
    12 fresh mint leaves
  • Fill the glass with ice and top it with the soda.
  • Give the drink a stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Slap the mint sprig in your palm a couple of times to release some oils.
  • Garnish the drink with the mint sprig and the last lime wedge.
  • Serve!

Equipment

Highball glass
Muddler

Notes

  • You can easily make simple syrup at home. Click here for recipe.
  • If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the spoon end of a wooden spoon or simply squeeze the lime juice in.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 525IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called a mocktail?

It is called a mocktail because it is a beverage that mocks (imitates) a cocktail, but without the alcohol.

What is in a mojito mocktail?

A classic mojito mocktail has the same ingredients as the cocktail but without the white rum: lime juice, simple syrup, fresh mint leaves, ice and carbonated water.

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