The perfect drink for a hot day! This non-alcoholic mojito mocktail recipe is a delicious option for a summer gathering or special event like a baby shower or wedding shower.
This refreshing virgin mojito recipe is one of the easy recipes I’m sipping this summer. With a quick, homemade sugar syrup, fresh ingredients, and lots of fizz, virgin mojito mocktails are perfect for enjoying in hot weather without worrying about the dizzying effects of alcohol.
Ernest Hemingway popularized the classic mojito cocktail and probably never dreamed of making it without white rum. This mojito mocktail recipe is full of many of the same refreshing ingredients while skipping Sprite and other lemon-lime sodas that are found in many a virgin cocktail.
- Fresh lime juice
- Fresh mint
- Simple syrup
- Club soda or soda water
- Sprig of mint (for garnish)
- Lime wedge or lime slice (for garnish)
How to Make a Mojito Mocktail
Note the use of the word gently. You’re not trying to tear up the mint leaves with your muddler, just bruise them a bit.
Add simple syrup. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Top with club soda to fill the glass and stir.
Garnish with a fresh mint sprig, and lime wedges or a lime slice.
Fresh ingredients are a MUST! There’s no substitute for fresh limes and fresh mint leaves in this recipe. None. Do not add lime flavor with bottled lime juice. Do not use Rose’s sweetened lime juice. Only use real limes and fresh mint.
Add more fresh fruit flavor to your drink. Want to make a strawberry mojito mocktail? Or a mango mojito mocktail? Grab your favorite fresh fruit and add it to your glass along with the mint and lime. Muddle to break up the fruit and release its juices, then continue to make the drink as instructed.
Frequently Asked Questions
You make it! Combine ½ cup white sugar with ½ cup hot water. Stir until it’s dissolved and place it in the refrigerator. Chill completely before using. Makes 6 oz.
Absolutely! Lime, strawberry, or blackberry flavored sparkling water would be delicious in this mojito mocktail in place of club soda.
The only alcohol in a classic mojito is white rum, so it’s easy to make both mojitos with liquor and mojitos without booze. Get the recipe for a classic rum mojito
Yes! Drinks without alcohol can be labeled in a variety of ways. The most common are “virgin,” “zero proof,” “non-alcoholic,” and “mocktail.”
Nope! Mocktails are “mock-cocktails” and contain fresh herbs, fruit, syrups, and soda water, but zero alcohol. Check out these Mocktail Recipes