Virgin Mojito Recipe

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This refreshing virgin mojito recipe is made with fresh mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, club soda, and plenty of ice! This refreshing drink is easy to make and packed with flavor (without tons of extra calories!)

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This is one of my favorite drinks year round, but especially on a hot summer day!

This virgin mojito recipe is incredibly refreshing AND simple to make. But one of my favorite things about this drink? It’s not a super sweet or sugary drink that leaves you feeling lethargic after. As much as I love a big glass of sugary lemonade, sometimes my body does not ha!

Image of the fresh mint leaves being added to the mint mojito

What’s in a mojito mocktail?

  • Fresh mint
  • Simple syrup: simple syrup is a common ingredient in mocktails and cocktails. It’s equal parts water and sugar dissolved (in a pot over the stovetop) to create a thick sugar syrup. Make a big batch; it can store for weeks in a bottle in the fridge!
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Club Soda or ginger ale or even sparkling water works
  • Ice

Does Virgin Mojito contain alcohol?

A typical mint mojito has rum in it, but this virgin mojito recipe is alcohol free and also kid (and pregnancy!) friendly. (Cocktails are made with alcohol. Mocktails are made without alcohol)

Virgin mojito recipe tools

While you don’t need any of the below “tools,” they make the process easier; especially if you make a lot of drinks!

Overhead image of the virgin mint mojito ready to be drunk

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How to make this virgin mojito recipe

The full recipe card and all the details are below, but in a sentence: you’ll muddle/crush the mint with the lime juice and simple syrup, top it with club soda, plenty of ice, and stir it all together!

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Virgin Mojito Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This refreshing virgin mojito recipe is made with fresh mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, club soda, and plenty of ice! This refreshing drink is easy to make and packed with flavor (without tons of extra calories!)
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Virgin Mojito Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This refreshing virgin mojito recipe is made with fresh mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, club soda, and plenty of ice! This refreshing drink is easy to make and packed with flavor (without tons of extra calories!)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword virgin mojito recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 57kcal

Ingredients

For 1 Virgin Mojito

  • 10 fresh large mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup club soda, ginger ale, or sparkling lime water (Sparkling lime water is my favorite!)
  • Plenty of ice
  • Optional garnish: lime wedge or slice of lime

Instructions

  • In a glass, add in the mint leaves. Pour the fresh lime juice and simple syrup (Note 1) right on top of the mint. Use a muddler to press down on the mint and release its flavor. Using your dominant hand, press down and twist lightly 3-4 times. Add in the club soda, ginger ale, or sparkling lime water. Fill up the glass with ice and then stir. Garnish, if desired, with a slice or wedge of lime and then serve immediately!
  • Don't have a muddler? Use the handle of a sturdy wooden spoon or ladle.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: simple syrup is just equal parts water and white granulated sugar. Combine equal parts of both (I do 1/2 cup of each) in a small pot over medium high heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and then cool completely. Store leftovers in an airtight or sterile container in the fridge for up to a month. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 57kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    Tastes exactly like the virgin mojitos we drink on our holidays in Greece. Can’t go this year so this is a nice reminder whilst sitting in our garden!!

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