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 as a classic mojito cocktail, getting its flavor from fresh ingredients. We're skipping the ginger ale and lemon-lime sodas that are found in many virgin cocktails.
This mint mojito mocktail is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. This is a particularly fun non-alcoholic beverage for the teenagers in your life who have outgrown the super sweet mocktails that are usually made for kids.
Instead, with this delicious mocktail recipe we're creating a refreshing drink that's a little more elevated.
- Fresh lime juice - Use only fresh squeezed lime juice for this recipe. It makes a big difference! You'll need about 1 lime per drink.
- Fresh mint - Fresh mint is necessary for this mocktail.
- Simple syrup - Homemade simple syrup is easy to make and lasts in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, so you can make it well ahead of mocktail time.
- Club soda or soda water - Use club soda or sparkling water in this one. Change it up by trying a flavored sparkling water like lime, strawberry or blackberry.
How to Make a Mojito Mocktail
Add mint and lime juice to a highball glass. Gently muddle to release the oil in the mint leaves.
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? Add fresh strawberries! Or a mango mojito mocktail? Add fresh, ripe mango! Grab your favorite fresh fruit and add it to your glass first. Muddle to break up the fruit and release its juices, then 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. Get detailed instructions over on my simple syrup recipe page.
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 cocktail is white rum, so it’s easy to make both traditional mojitos with liquor and mojitos without booze. >Get the recipe for the alcoholic version.
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
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Alcohol-free cocktails - aka mocktails - are one of my favorite things to make on hot summer days because I want something delicious and refreshing, but without effects of alcohol.
What to serve with Non-Alcoholic Mojito Mocktails
A fresh and fruit drink needs a savory snack! These BBQ meatballs come together in minutes over the stove. Make them while you're baking up a batch of my parmesan sweet potato chips and you'll have the perfect happy hour snacks to serve with these mojito mocktails.