Virgin Mojito Recipe

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This refreshing Virgin Mojito is brimming 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 or alcohol!)

Overhead image of a Virgin Mojito.

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

This Virgin Mojito 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 you finish. 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 Virgin 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! The good thing about simple syrup is that the sugar doesn’t settle out of the mixture.
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Club Soda, ginger ale or even sparkling water works. The important part is to make sure you use a mixer with carbonation.
  • Ice

Does a Virgin Mojito contain alcohol?

A typical mint mojito has rum in it, but this recipe is alcohol free and also kid (and pregnancy!) friendly.  As a general rule, cocktails are made with alcohol; mocktails are made without alcohol.

Virgin Mojito tools

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

QUICK TIP

Don’t have a muddler? Use the handle of a sturdy wooden spoon or ladle.

Overhead image of the Virgin 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 included 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 3 votes
This refreshing Virgin Mojito is brimming 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 or alcohol!)
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Virgin Mojito Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This refreshing Virgin Mojito is brimming 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 or alcohol!)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword virgin mojito recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 122kcal

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

  • Place the mint leaves in a glass; pour the fresh lime juice and simple syrup (See Note 1) right on top of the mint. Use a muddler to press down on the mint and release its flavor (see Note 2). 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!

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. 
Note 2: Don't have a muddler? Use the handle of a sturdy wooden spoon or ladle.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

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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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