Home > Beverages > Virgin Mojito Recipe Virgin Mojito Recipe May 8, 2019 | 8 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. 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!) 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! 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! Citrus reamer Muddler and mixing spoon (read about muddling here) Pebble ice maker (my personal favorite addition to this virgin mojito recipe, but a bit spendy!) QUICK TIP Don’t have a muddler? Use the handle of a sturdy wooden spoon or ladle. Storing simple syrup If you’re not familiar with simple syrup, feel free to read up on it here! It’s equal parts sugar and water heated together until dissolved. We add it to this Virgin Mojito recipe to add sweetness without a grainy texture. If we added plain sugar without heating, it wouldn’t dissolve and would make an unpleasant drinking experience. Simple syrups have a decent shelf life when prepared and stored properly. The syrup needs to be made with very hot water and stored in a sterile container in the fridge. Stored in these circumstances, it should last for one month. Flavor side note: if you happen to have demerara sugar, you’ll have an even richer simple syrup flavor! More alcohol-free drink recipes Sherbet Punch plus tons of variation ideas Punch Recipe two ingredients Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade reader favorite recipe! Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte no coffee Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Punch with fresh raspberries 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! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Virgin Mojito Recipe 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe 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!) SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Virgin Mojito Recipe 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe 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 Servings 1 beverage Calories 122kcal IngredientsFor 1 Virgin Mojito10 fresh large mint leaves2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice2 tablespoons simple syrup (Note 1)1/2 cup club soda, ginger ale, or sparkling lime water (Sparkling lime water is my favorite!)Plenty of iceOptional garnish: lime wedge or slice of lime InstructionsPlace 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 NotesNote 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 FactsCalories: 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 We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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