There’s nothing better than sipping on a refreshing mojito during those warm summer months. This delicious cocktail is originally from Cuba and consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.
They are pretty easy to whip up yourself, and their popularity has led to many creative versions of the drink being made.
This article is going to give you a list of 25 of the most amazing mojitos out there. With summer just around the corner, this may give you some inspiration to make some yourself, so you can impress your guests at your first summer BBQ!
So sit back, relax, and let these ideas get you excited about the warmer months to come.
Of course, this list needs to begin with the one that started it all in the first place, the original mojito. All you need are some mint leaves, half a lime, white sugar, white rum, and club soda.
Simply add the mint and lime to the glass and crush them together to release the oils from the mint, and the juices from the lime.
Then add some more lime and sugar to the crushed mixture, fill with ice, rum, soda water, and voilà!
This one is for all those strawberry lovers out there. The process is simple and follows the same directions as the original mojito. When you add your mint, add some sliced strawberries instead of lime, and crush them together to release the oils and juices.
After this, add some rum, and then add the juice of a lime. The strawberry and lime flavors mixed together are incredibly refreshing. Finish it off by adding ice, and club soda!
If there’s a fruit that just says ‘summer’s here’, it’s the watermelon. Like the previous recipes, you are going to add in your watermelon chunks with the mint and crush them together along with some slices of lime.
Then, add the ice, rum, and soda water, and use some extra mint leaves and watermelon chunks as garnish.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, then you should make this strawberry tequila mojito. All you need to do is follow the same steps as a regular mojito, but replace the rum with tequila (if you’re feeling extra, you could even mix a bit of both).
This drink will still have that mojito feel, as you’re not getting rid of the lime or mint, you’re just mixing some strawberry in there.
Blueberries are wonderful fruits to add to mojitos, as they aren’t overly sweet and won’t overpower the mint and rum. Your best bet is to find some blueberries that are freshly ripened, which tends to happen from June to August, just in time for summer!
All you need to do is crush the blueberries, mint, and lime in a glass. As the blueberries aren’t too sweet, you may need to add a little more sugar. Then add your ice, soda water, and rum, and this little concoction is ready to sip.
An added benefit is this, when you crush the blueberries, they’ll release a beautiful purple color into your drink, making this an eye-catcher!
6. Kiwi Mojito
As kiwis are sweet but tart, they go perfectly well in a mojito. Just be sure you have peeled the kiwi properly before cutting it up into chunks.
The same process is included here, just crush the kiwis with your mint, add the ice, club soda, and rum, and you’ve got a kiwi mojito!
It’ll also look very refreshing, as a bright green color will emerge as you crush the kiwi.
A blood orange mojito is sweet and full of citrus, making it a very refreshing beverage. The blood orange, mint, and rum, complement each other wonderfully, making this a cocktail you need to try!
You can also include some simple syrup to sweeten this one up. To make this, just heat up some water and sugar, for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. You should add this when you’re about to crush the fruit and mint together.
This adds sweetness to your cocktail, without having sugar granules making their way to the bottom of the glass.
8. Mango Mojito
This tasty mojito has a tropical twist to it, making it perfect for those warm, summer months. This recipe requires you to purée your mango beforehand, you can do this in a blender or food processor.
Crush your mint leaves with the lime, and the rum, so the flavors combine, and then add the mango purée and mix. Pour the mixture into a glass with ice, and add some club soda and some mint and lime for garnish.
Elder flower on its own has a refreshing and floral taste, so it would be rude not to use it in a cocktail! This recipe uses St Germain elderflower liqueur, along with simple syrup, lime, mint, and rum.
Simply crush the mint leaves with the syrup, and add ice cubes, the St Germain liquor, lime juice, and rum. Add the soda and some chopped-up limes, and stir!
A different vibe to the summer cocktails we’ve given you in this list is this apple cider mojito, which has a wonderful spiced aroma, perfect for fall!
The ingredients for this cocktail are slightly different. You’ll need a spiced rum, in order for it to blend perfectly with the other ingredients. Then you’ll need some slices of red apple, apple cider, mint, nutmeg, ice, and sparkling water.
Add the mint leaves to a glass with some ice and crush them together. Then add your apple slices and pour the rum, apple cider, and sparkling water into the glass. Include some mint, apple slices, and grated nutmeg as garnish.
The best thing about this cocktail is that apple cider has some serious health benefits, so this may be able to be classed as a healthy cocktail!
Strawberry and pineapple complement each other very well, so adding them to a mojito just makes for a delicious drink.
Just crush the strawberry slices with the mint, add some lime juice, and then add some pineapple juice. This recipe uses sprite, but you can add any sparkling water of your choice.
The combination of spice from the ginger, and sweetness from the passion fruit, makes this a great addition to your summer BBQ. Just make a purée out of your passion fruit by scooping out the insides of the fruit and push them through a strainer.
Then add this to a glass with some ginger powder, sugar, and lime juice, and combine them.
Pour the rum, soda water, and ice over the mixture, and stir. Then top off with some mint leaves.
13. Champagne Mojito
This option is perfect if you’re in the mood for a refreshing mojito, but want to celebrate at the same time.
This recipe replaces sparkling water with champagne, adding a little extra to the fizz in your glass! The rest of the recipe is just like a traditional mojito, using mint and lime.
This bright-colored option has a fruity twist to this traditional cocktail. Pomegranate pairs very well with mint and lime, and its deep red color makes it a great option to serve at a Halloween party!
All you need to do is add pomegranate juice to the regular mixture of mojito (you’re probably an expert by now), and garnish the cocktail with a few fresh pomegranates!
15. Gin Mojito
So we’ve given you a tequila alternative, and a champagne alternative, so what about a gin alternative?
This cocktail is made from gin, sherry, lime, sugar, and lemon juice. It is light, and the lemon and lime give it a citrus fruit taste, perfect for all those gin lovers.
16. Peach Mojito
Peaches are a smooth, sweet, and delicious fruit, so it’s no wonder they go so well in mojitos.
All you need to do is crush the peach together with some ice and the rum and then add some club soda. For an extra peach taste, you can use some peach-infused rum.
Garnish with some mint, and there’s your refreshing summer drink.
Including blackcurrant cordial, which has a hint of vanilla, can add a lot of flair to your mojito. You’ll experience the juicy, fruity summer flavors, along with a sweet undertone of vanilla.
Just follow the regular steps for a mojito, but include some blackcurrant cordial when you’re pouring in your rum.
This bright blue cocktail is bound to be a showstopper when you’ve got people over during the summer. The coconut rum, with blue Curaçao, makes this a tropical treat, without sacrificing any delicious flavor.
19. Vodka Mojito
This vodka mojito is a great alternative for those who prefer the taste of vodka over rum. Vodka pairs very nicely with the mint and lime, and it is just as quick to put together as a regular mojito.
Simply follow the same steps you would make a normal mojito, just substitute the rum for vodka.
We couldn’t leave those non-alcohol drinkers out of the game, now, could we? This mocktail is perfect to enjoy any time of the year, any time you want.
This drink is loaded with raspberries, mint, and lime, and topped off with sprite, but you can use tonic water if you don’t want too much sweetness.
Enjoy sipping on this deep red beauty, without having to worry one bit about getting a hangover!
As much as limes are the staple ingredient for mojitos, lemons will add a lovely twist. The lavender and mint add a delicious floral essence, making this lovely, light cocktail.
Simply crush the mint, sugar, lemon juice, and lavender together, before adding ice, rum, and club soda. A simple and wonderful drink!
22. Ginger Mojito
Ginger is known for its spicy kick, so if you’re a fan of this, you’ll love this ginger mojito. This recipe uses ginger syrup, and the combination of this with lime and mint gives the spicy kick a refreshing taste to it.
23. Rhubarb Mojito
The one thing we love more than the delicious taste of this cocktail is the color. This wonderfully pink drink will look great in your hands, as you sip it by the pool or on a sun lounger.
All you need is some rhubarb syrup to give the classical mojito a yummy twist.
The traditional mojito gets a flashy makeover, with the use of coconut rum and pineapple juice in this recipe, creating a piña colada, mojito hybrid.
This is another tropical variation of this cocktail, perfect for those piña colada lovers.
We know that chocolate and mint go together, and mint goes well in a mojito, so why not mix them all together?
This recipe includes a homemade syrup, adding cocoa powder to the water and sugar. This recipe also includes chocolate mint. Yes, it’s actually a plant that has a cocoa aftertaste to the mint!
It is called Mentha piperita, and it is a lovely addition to desserts and teas.
This cocktail is light, yet rich and is bound to wow your taste buds.
A classic mojito has some very simple ingredients, making it an easy cocktail to play around with, adding in your favorite fruits and flavors.
You don’t need to be a professional mixologist to make your own take on a mojito. This list has shown you that you can do practically anything with this cocktail, making some creative variations, quite simply too.
If you’d like to impress your guests, or just sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail, take your pic from this list, and happy mixing!