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!
Mojito mocktails are minty and limey and delicious. This easy mocktail recipe is made 5 ingredients (including the ice!), making it simple to prepare for yourself or guests.
Whether you’re looking for fun summery drinks for kids, non-alcoholic pregnancy mocktails for a friend so they can be included in the party, or prefer to abstain from alcohol, mojito mocktails are a must-try this summer.
Love this virgin mojito mocktail recipe? Then you need to try this virgin piña colada recipe too!
Why You’ll Love This 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
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
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Step-By-Step Instructions to Make a Virgin Mojito
- 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.
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!).
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 to sweeten your virgin mojito mocktail. 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).
If you’d like to make this summer drink into a full-blown cocktail, add 2oz (4 Tablespoons) of white rum to this recipe for mojito mocktail.
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- 10-15 mint leaves
- ½ of a medium lime cut into 4-6 wedges
- 1 teaspoon agave syrup -OR- 1 tablespoon honey simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- 6-8 oz lime sparkling water
- Wash and prep your produce
- In a highball or Collins glass, place your mint, lime wedges and agave syrup. Muddle to release the juices of the mint and lime
- Fill glass with ice
- Top with lime sparkling water
- Stir to combine
- Optionally garnish with additional mint
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