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This refreshing minty Mojito Mocktail has all the flavor and none of the booze! Just muddle fresh mint, lime, and sugar (or agave) and top with ice and club soda. You’ll never even miss the rum.
Mojito Mocktail Ingredients:
- Mint. Cool minty leaves muddled in the bottom.
- Lime. Bright and citrusy.
- Sugar. Or your sweetener of choice (agave is nice).
- Ice. Keep it cold!
How do you Mix a Mojito Mocktail?
- First, muddle the mint and 1 wedge of lime in the bottom of a glass (cocktail glass, highball, something short and sturdy).
- Next, add the sugar and more lime. Mash it up!
- Finally, fill the glass with ice and top with club soda or seltzer water. Enjoy!
Where are Mojitos from?
The history is a little murky, but classic Mojitos (with rum) are from Cuba, probably dating back to the 1500s.
Can I use a different sweetener other than sugar?
Yes, agave and honey are both excellent. They will change the flavor slightly but in a good way!
Worried about saving calories? By going the “mocktail” route with your Mojito (no rum), you’ve already eliminated about 100 calories from your drink!
What do you do with a muddler?
A muddler is a bartender’s tool used to smash ingredients such as herbs, fruits, and spices into the bottom of a glass prior to mixing a drink. This process releases juices, oils, and aromas.
How do you muddle mint without a muddler?
If you don’t have a muddler, you can use any kitchen utensil such as the end of a wooden spoon or rolling pin.
What glass is a Mojito served in?
I like to serve my Mojito Mocktails in these Paksh Novelty Italian Highball Glasses! They’re tall enough to make muddling easy, they’re super sturdy, and they elevate a non-alcoholic drink. You can get them for about $20 on Amazon, and you can check out my other favorite cocktail glasses for all your entertaining needs.
- Lowball Glasses (These square ones are so pretty!)
- Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
- Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Add club soda and more sugar to taste if desired. Garnish with mint leaves and remaining lime wedge.
Meggan Hill is a classically-trained chef and professional writer. Her meticulously-tested recipes and detailed tutorials bring confidence and success to home cooks everywhere. Meggan has been featured on NPR, HuffPost, FoxNews, LA Times, and more.