A Compilation Of The Best Mojito Mocktail Recipes

Looking for best non-alcoholic mojito mocktail recipes? We’ve tasted, and we’ve rounded up the best virgin mojito mocktails out there.

The mojito is such a traditional cocktail. It is an ideal drink that combines tangy lime juice, fresh mint, and a hint of sweetness.

There is controversy over the mojito’s precise origin. Some claim that it began as a treatment for ailments. Others claim that pirates who conquered Cuba brought the beverage.

Regardless of the mojito’s history, we are just happy that the mojito exist and it’s delicious. The entire family will enjoy making these recipes at home because they are so simple and easy to recreate.

Add Ritual Rum Alternative to any recipe in a 1:1 ratio to replace traditional rum. We’ve also collected a list of great non alcoholic rums that would be great in any of these recipes.

Traditional Mojito Mocktail

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Mojito Mocktail

Try this traditional mojito mocktail recipe that replaces rum with a booze-free non-alcoholic rum alternative. We like Ritual's Rum Alternative because it give the mojito a richer flavor. Or, kick it to the side with a pair of steel toed boots, and just use the classic four ingredients.
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Instructions
 

  • Using a mortar and pestle, muddle the sugar with the mint leaves. (or use a small bowl and the end of a rolling pin).
  • Fill two large glasses halfway with cubed ice.
  • Add Rum Alternative.
  • Divide the lime juice and mint mixture among the glasses. 
  • Fill with soda water and place a straw.
Keyword Mojito Mocktail, Non-Alcoholic Mojito, Virgin Mojito Mocktail

When the weather is warmer, the best mojito mocktail recipes are often produced and served with ice in a highball glass. Rum, sugar or simple syrup, fresh lime juice, soda water, and fresh mint are the main ingredients of a traditional mojito. However, these recipes exclusively feature non-alcoholic spirits. 

A mojito is easy to create and affordable because it needs simple ingredients and no bartending expertise. Also, a sugar-free sweetener and club soda can make it low-calorie.

You can also try similar easy-to-make mocktails like mimosa and non-alcoholic gin & tonic.

Ginger Mojito Mocktail

This ginger ale mojito mocktail incorporates fresh ginger, which is beneficial to both the body and the mind. We love this ginger mojito mocktail recipe because it is healthy and aesthetically pleasing to the eye with a gorgeous shade of green.

Ingredients

  • 1 inch grated ginger
  • 1 inch grated cucumber
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 6 mint leaves
  • .5 cup sparkling water
  • .5 cup diet ginger ale

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, muddle the ginger, cucumber, and lime.
  2. Using a tiny strainer, pour the contents into your glass. Press the combination with your fingers or the back of a spoon to extract all of the juice from the ginger, cucumber, and lime.
  3. Clap the mint leaves 3-4 times in your palms to release the oils and fragrance, then place them in your glass.
  4. Fill the glass halfway with ice and pour half ginger beer and half sparkling water. Gently stir.
  5. Garnish with lime wheels, ginger, cucumber, or mint, and serve.

Cherry Mojito Mocktail

The star of this mocktail are the cherries. These small crimson powerhouses are antioxidant-rich and bursting with deliciousness. They are also high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This cherry nojito mocktail is perfect for the holiday season – or any season!

Ingredients

  • 5 cherries roughly chopped
  • 1 lime quartered
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • Sweetener of your choice to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a glass, combine the chopped cherries and lime. Add a little sweetener if you plan to use some. For around 1 minute, muddle everything together. Use the back end of a wooden spoon if you don’t have a muddle. The goal is to make it small enough to pass through a straw.
  2. Clap your hands together to unleash the smell of the mint and add to the glass. Using a muddler, softly press a few times.
  3. Fill with ice and top with your favorite sparkling beverage.
  4. Garnish with lime wedges, mint, and/or more cherries if desired.

Mango Mojito Mocktail

Something about the combo of mango, mint, and lime just shouts summer! When it comes to the perfect non-alcoholic cocktail, this mango mojito mocktail recipe checks all the boxes.

Ingredients

  • .5 cup mango fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoon Water 
  • 1 lime quartered
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 cup soda water or alternative
  • Extra mint and lime for garnish

Instructions

  1. To release the juices from the limes, muddle them in your glass or pitcher. Use the handle end of a wooden spoon or something similar if you don’t have a muddler.
  2. Clap your hands together until the aroma of the mint is released. Combine with the lime. Use the muddler to press it gently.
  3. In a small blender, combine mango and water to make mango puree.
  4. Gently whisk in the mango puree to the lime and mint combination.
  5. Fill the glass halfway with ice. Top with sparkling water (or a substitute) and gently swirl.
  6. Garnish with mint and a slice of lime.

Notes

  • You can substitute frozen mango for fresh if it’s more cost-effective or if that’s all you can find.
  • Mint syrup can be substituted for fresh mint.
  • You may use simple kombucha or something with mango or citrus.
  • If fresh limes are unavailable or too expensive, substitute bottled lime juice.

Other Variations for Mojito Mocktails

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You can switch different mojito mocktail variations by adding different fruits and/or vegetables. Mindful Mocktail give us these ideas:

  • Fresh or frozen blackberries or blackberry simple syrup
  • Fresh, frozen peach slices, peach syrup, or even canned peaches
  • Fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Splash of grapefruit juice
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Honey Ginger Syrup instead of plain honey simple syrup
  • Thinly sliced jalapeños or Jalapeño Simple Syrup

You might be curious as to how jalapeños can match the refreshing taste of a mojito mocktail. This is our favorite way to create a Jalapeño Simple Syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup jalapeño (sliced, 2 medium jalapeños)
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Remove the jalapeño tops and cut them into pieces. It is not necessary to remove the seeds.
  2. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, and sliced jalapeños.
  3. Bring to a boil and hold it there for 1 minute, stirring often.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the mixture through it.
  6. Allow it to cool before tasting, and add extra sugar if you desire a sweeter flavor.

More Tips When Recreating the Best Mojito Mocktail Recipes

A mojito mocktail is made with only a few simple ingredients and is wonderfully refreshing. This drink is ideal for adults and children and will surely become your new favorite. Here are some more tips and tricks when making big batches of mojito mocktails:

  • If you have extra mint, try freezing it so you always have the components on hand.
  • If you’re making this for a crowd, pulse the fresh mint with a splash of water in a food processor or roughly chop it with a knife. It would be a huge hassle to muddle the mint in each individual glass.
  • Aside from fresh lime juice and honey simple syrup, you can also use 1/4 cup limeade as an alternative.
  • Pre-mix and freeze the lime/syrup mixture in small souper cubes so it’s ready to go when the cravings hit.

Best Mojito Mocktail Recipes FAQs

What is a mojito mocktail made of?

The mojito is such a traditional cocktail. It is an ideal drink that combines tangy lime juice, fresh mint, and a hint of sweetness. A delightful minty mojito mocktail has all the flavor without the alcohol! Simply mix fresh mint, lime, and sugar (or agave) together, then top with ice and club soda. 

You won’t even miss the rum, but non-alcoholic rum alternatives are available in the market if you’d like an imitation of the real deal.

What is the best pair for mojito mocktails?

Some claim that pirates who conquered Cuba brought the mojito there. Thus, mojitos go great with fresh and chunky salsa, handmade tacos, shrimp ceviche, or carnitas. You can’t go wrong with icy cold glasses of Mojitos at any Cuban or Mexican-themed dinner party.

Regardless of the mojito’s history, we are just happy that the best mojito mocktail recipes exist and are delicious.

What is the basic mocktail formula?

Without the alcohol, the traditional ratio of two parts alcohol, one part sour, and one part sweetener, doesn’t exactly work. There is, however, a formula that works: four parts base, such as club soda or iced tea, to one part sour and one-half part sweetener. This is the basic mocktail formula.

What is the main ingredient in a mojito mocktail?

Try this traditional mojito mocktail recipe that omits the traditional rum to produce a booze-free blend for parties. The main ingredient in a mojito mocktail is soda water or fruit juice. Since you won’t be interested in alcoholic rum, those two are the best substitutes. 

Also, a sugar-free sweetener and club soda allow you to make low-calorie mocktails at home.

Which syrup is best for a mojito?

For a mojito mocktail, the best syrup would be honey simple syrup. The delightful flavor of honey simple syrup delivers when your cocktails require a little flavor punch. This syrup is naturally sweetened without refined sugar and is also quite simple to create. If you create the Honey Simple Syrup ahead of time, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four weeks.

What is a mojito without mint called?

A virgin mojito, commonly known as a Nojito, is simply ice in a pitcher. This drink is created without alcohol, as the name says, yet it has the taste and flavor of a typical mojito cocktail.

You can still add mint if you’re aiming to create mojito mocktails. If you’re making this for a crowd, pulse the fresh mint with a splash of water in a food processor or roughly chop it with a knife.