Mojito Mocktail

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!

Highball glass filled with this mojito mocktail recipe. The glass has a sprig of mint for garnish and a straw, and is sitting on a cutting board covered in additional mint and lime wedges.

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.

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

Artistic ingredient shot for this virgin mojito recipe. Top down view of mint, limes (full sized, wedges, and slices), agave, sparking water, measuring spoons, and a muddler.

KEY INGREDIENTS

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

Top down step-by-step process shots for making a mojito mocktail.

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OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE A VIRGIN MOJITO MOCKTAIL

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fill your glass with ice.
  4. Top your glass with lime sparkling water.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Optionally garnish your glass with additional mint.
Image of the sparkling water being poured into the highball glass. The glass is on a cutting board and surrounded by lots of mint and limes.

FAQS

I don’t have lime sparkling water, what can I use instead? 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 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).

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 recipe for mojito mocktail.

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close up of a mojito mocktail in a highball glass. the virgin mojito is garnished with a sprig of fresh mint and has a glass straw.

Mojito Mocktail

This virgin mojito recipe is full of all the mint and lime goodness that is in a classic mojito, but without the booze. A great summer drink for the whole family!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Mocktail
Calories 48 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10-15 mint leaves
  • 1/2 of a medium lime cut into 4-6 wedges
  • 1 tsp agave syrup -OR- 1 Tbsp honey simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • 6-8 oz lime sparkling water

Instructions
 

  • 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

Notes

*Substitution option for the sparkling water: 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!)
 
*Alternative sweetener options: If you do not have agave syrup or honey simple syrup, you can use granulated sugar or regular simple syrup to sweeten your mojito mocktail
*Option to change to a cocktail: If you’d like to make this virgin mojito recipe into a full-blown cocktail, add 2 oz (4 Tablespoons) of white rum

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 442IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Polly says

    5 stars
    I just tried this recipe for my daughter’s birthday party. It is perfect. Although, I did add more agave. Yum!!

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe Polly! What a fun way to celebrate your daughter’s birthday. Thank you so much for making my recipe!

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this mocktail recipe Lynne! Thank you for making my recipe