Looking for a crisp and refreshing non-alcoholic beverage that will whisk you away to a tropical day? Look no further than this easy to make Virgin mojito! This mocktail captures the classic as an essence of a mojito cocktail, but sans alcohol.
🍹 What is a Virgin Mojito?
A virgin mojito is a light and refreshing beverage that combines mint leaves, simple syrup, lime juice and club soda all into a vibrant drink. The resulting cocktail has a cool, light and refreshing flavor with hints of citrus and a touch of mint.
This is a non-alcoholic version of the classic mojito which typically has rum added in. It is easy to make mocktail versions of these classic cocktails just like this virgin cosmopolitan, non-alcoholic mai tai or this virgin bloody mary drink.
This drink is a perfect balance of tangy citrus and refreshing mint. Discover these reasons and more why this is a fantastic choice to serve at your next get together:
- Simple, easy and quick. This drink is a breeze to make. You only need four ingredients and about 5 minutes to get this one ready. Simply muddle your mint, shake your other ingredients together and you are ready to start sipping.
- Invigorating and refreshing. The flavors of this mocktail are cool, invigorating and refreshing. With a combination of mint, Sissy bubbles and zesty lime it is a refreshing sensation that will awaken your taste buds.
- Easy to customize. This drink is super easy to customize to your flavor preferences. It can be made as a large or small batch and can have several different easy ingredient substitutions to vary the flavor.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This cool and refreshing mocktail is easy to whip up for a wide array of a different events. Here are a few suggestions to try it at:
- Baby showers
- Mother’s Day
- Picnics and barbecues
Customize this mocktail by trying out some of these ingredient substitutions and flavor variations:
- Use flavored simple syrup. Use a honey or mint flavored simple syrup in order to add a slightly different sweetness to this drink.
- Make it fruity. Either Add a splash of fruit juice or a fruit flavored simple syrup to add a fruity twist on this beverage. Try out a strawberry mojito mocktail, a mango mojito mocktail or a raspberry mojito mocktail as some popular choices.
- Make it frozen. Add a half a cup of ice and put all of your ingredients together in the blender. This will make a frozen or slushy version of this drink which is perfect for hot weather.
- Use a flavored sparkling water. Instead of plain club soda use a flavored sparkling water such as lemon or lime flavor.
- 5 -10 Mint leaves
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Simple syrup
- 4.5 oz Club soda
Start up by gathering everything you’ll need. This should include a muddler, bar spoon, mint leaves, cocktail shaker, Hawthorne strainer, jigger, ice, club soda, lime juice, highball glass and simple syrup.
Fill your highball glass up to the brim with ice.
Take 3 to 5 mint leaves and place them into the bottom of the cocktail shaker.
Measure out 0.5 oz of simple syrup and add it to the cocktail shaker with the mint leaves.
Use your muddler to muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup together. It’s important that you do this correctly so that you get the mint flavor without pulverizing the leaves too much.
To do this, you want to make sure that you are gently smushing the leaves just enough to release the juices. But, not using so much force that you’re tearing the leaves apart.
Grab a handful or so of ice and toss it into the cocktail shaker.
Measure out one ounce of lime juice and add it to the cocktail shaker.
Place the cocktail shaker lid on. Then, shake vigorously for 15 or so seconds to make sure that you chill and thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
Remove the lid from the shaker and replace it with the hop horn strainer. Then, strain your drink into the highball glass over the ice.
Take your bottle of club soda and pour it directly into the glass to top it off. This usually will take around 4 and ½ to 5 oz.
Use your bar spoon and place it in your glass. Then, stir well so that everything is thoroughly mixed.
Add a few mint leaves on the top of the drink as a garnish and start sipping.
- Hawthorne strainer
- cocktail shaker
- highball glass
- 5 – 10 leaves Mint
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Simple Syrup
- 4.5 oz Club Soda
- Fill the highball glass up with ice.
- Toss 5 or so mint leaves into the cocktail shaker.
- Use the jigger to measure .5 oz of simple syrup. Then, toss the simple syrup into the shaker.*for tbs and cups measurements instead of ounces, see the notes section below.
- Take the muddler and use it to smash the mint leaves in with the simple syrup. The mint should not be completely torn apart, but should be worked enough to release it's juices.
- Use the jigger to measure 1 oz of lime juice. Then, toss the lime juice into the shaker.
- Put the lid on the shaker and shake it all up until the shaker gets cold on the outside. Typically this take about 15 – 20 seconds.
- Take off the shaker lid and cover the shaker with the strainer.
- Pour the drink from the shaker into the glass.
- Use the jigger to measure 4.5 oz of club soda. Then, toss the club soda into the shaker.Pro tip: as an alternative to measuring the club soda, you can just pour it directly into the glass to top the glass off.
- Toss a few mint leaves on top of the drink and enjoy!
- 2 tbs lime juice
- 1 tbs simple syrup
- ½ cup of club soda