5 Alternative Mojito Cocktail Recipes

The original Cuban recipe for a Mojito cocktail consists of white rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, soda water and spearmint. But as these thirst-quenching, mind-blowing alternative Mojito cocktail recipes show, there are far more ways to make a mighty Mojito than just using rum and mint as the main ingredients. Remember not to be shy with the ice cubes in any of these drinks though. Cin cin, or salud as our Cuban compadres would say!

Apple Mojito

Smirnoff Apple Mojito cocktail

Fancy an appley twist to your Mojitos? Thebar.com are happy to oblige you with their recipe for a Smirnoff Apple Mojito. The alcohol-free mocktail version of this drink doesn’t have a vodka bite, but still boasts a lively fresh taste.

Ingredients:
50ml of Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
75ml of apple juice
10ml of lime juice
9 mint leaves
2 lime wedges
Slice of apple

Click here for the instructions on how to make a Smirnoff Apple Mojito

Ginger Mojito

Ginger Mojito cocktail

This refreshing new take on a classic Mojito by House & Garden magazine uses ginger ale rather than soda water to spice things up. They also recommend you give the mint leaves a real bashing before adding them to the drink, thus helping to release their natural oils for an extra minty flavour.

Ingredients (to make a pitcher):
30 mint leaves
1 750ml bottle of light rum
1 litre of ginger ale
8 limes – juice and pulp
1 shot of stem ginger syrup

Click here for the instructions on how to make a Ginger Mojito

Mango Mojito

Mango Mojito cocktail

Los Angeles Confidential magazine published this Mango Mojito recipe to celebrate America’s national rum day (that’s on August 16th if you didn’t know already). It’s a great tasting cocktail, with or without the rum. If you want to make your own puree from a couple of fresh mangos, don’t forget to add a tablespoon of sugar in the blender to sweeten the mix.

Ingredients:
45ml of Cruzan rum
2 lime wedges
5 mint leaves
2 tablespoons of mango puree
60ml of sour mix
Splash of club soda

Click here for the instructions on how to make a Mango Mojito

Skinny Peach Mojito

Alternative Peach Mojito cocktail recipe

This recipe for a skinny Peach Mojito by EcoSalon completely ditches sugar in favour of a calorie-free sweetener and the natural sugars of a peach. If you are really counting calories, forget about the alcohol too.

Ingredients:
1 peach
6 mint leaves
Juice of half a lime
60ml of rum
Club soda
3 drops of liquid stevia

Click here for the instructions on how to make a Skinny Peach Mojito

Strawberry Mint Mojito

Strawberry Mint Mojito

Perfect for a hot summer evening outside, this cool cocktail by Sage Recipes uses strawberries to bring a bright colour and fruity flavour to your Mojito. You can add extra mint leaves and strawberries for garnish.

Ingredients:
60ml of light rum
1/2 cup of club soda
1/2 teaspoon of agave syrup
10 mint leaves
2 large strawberries
Juice of half a lime

Click here for the instructions on how to make a Strawberry Mint Mojito

No matter which alternative Mojito cocktail recipe you decide to try, please always remember to be Drinkaware.

Five Mojito Cocktail Facts

  • Havana, the capital city of Cuba, is the official birthplace of the Mojito cocktail.
  • American author Ernest Hemingway originally made the Mojito famous back in the 1920s.
  • James Bond drinks Mojitos. Pierce Brosnan enjoyed a Mojito in Die Another Day, his last film playing 007.
  • A Mexican Mojito uses tequila instead of rum. Sometimes they’re just Margarita cocktails with mint leaves added to them!
  • The Mojito is now the most popular cocktail drink in Britain.

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