I don’t know about you, but there is nothing better than a light and refreshing drink while enjoying time outside in the summertime. While I love mixing up cocktails, sometimes you just don’t want the booze. This mojito mocktail recipe is the perfect summer drink! It’s minty and limey and delicious...enough said!
Whether you’re looking for fun summery drinks for kids, you or a friend is pregnant and are looking for the best mocktail ideas, or don’t want / cannot have alcohol, this mojito mocktail is a must-try this summer.
TELL ME ABOUT MAKING THIS VIRGIN MOJITO RECIPE
Level of difficulty: Easy. Minimal cutting required for the limes, muddling, pour, and stir
Flavor: Just like the classic mojito, the main flavors in this mojito mocktail are mint and lime
Time: It will take you approximately 5 minutes to mix up your virgin mojito
KEY INGREDIENTS FOR THIS MOJITO MOCKTAIL RECIPE
Mint: fresh mint is key to a great mojito
Lime: fresh lime is important for this summer drink recipe
Lime Sparkling Water: this really amps up the lime flavor, making this mocktail extra special
Natural Sweetener: this mocktail recipe is made using either agave syrup or homemade honey simple syrup. Both of these natural sweeteners taste great in this summer drink recipe, and helps to create a nice balance with the zingy lime in this mojito
OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE A MOJITO MOCKTAIL
Wash and prep your produce: remove the mint leaves you’ll be using from the stems and rinse thoroughly. Rinse your lime, and cut into wedges.
In a highball or Collins glass, place your mint, lime wedges and sweetener (agave or honey simple syrup). Muddle to release the juices of the mint and lime.
Fill your glass with ice.
Top your glass with lime sparkling water.
Stir to combine.
Optionally garnish your glass with additional mint.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING THIS MOJITO MOCKTAIL
I don’t have lime sparkling water, what can I use instead? If you’d prefer, you can use club soda in lieu of lime sparkling water. Note, this will decrease the lime flavor of your drink (but it will still be a delight!).
What other sweeteners could I use in this mocktail recipe? If you do not have agave syrup or haven't had a chance to make this awesome homemade honey simple syrup, you still have several options! You can use granulated sugar like you do in a classic mojito recipe (there is a wide range recommended for the amount of sugar to use in a mojito, ranging from 2 teaspoons to 2 Tablespoons). Regular simple syrup is another great option. Since the sugar in simple syrup is already dissolved, you avoid the possibility of any grainy texture (start with ½-1 Tablespoon).
I’d like to make this mocktail into a cocktail, what should I add? If you’d like to make this summer drink into a full-blown cocktail, add 2oz (4 Tablespoons) of white rum to this virgin mojito recipe.