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Maple Mango Mojito

This Mango Mojito is sweetened with pure maple syrup and only take a couple minutes to make. You’re going to love this easy and refreshing cocktail drink that’s perfect for warm weather!

Two mango mojitos in tall glasses with orange straws

If you’re anything like me you appreciate a refreshing cocktail on a sweltering afternoon. It’s been hitting well above the 90’s in our neck of the woods and let me tell you, this Mango Mojito sure hits the spot.

In fact, on a hot day I’d say I love this drink as much as my Frozen Strawberry Margaritas. Maybe more. The beauty of this easy cocktail is that it comes together in minutes with hardly any effort. No blender required! All you need is the ingredients, a muddler, and a cocktail shaker. Oh and generous amounts of ice. 🙂

What is a Mojito?

A mojito is a Cuban highball cocktail. It usually includes white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. In Mexico you can also find what’s called a “Mojito Blanco,” which is a classic mojito that uses tequila instead of rum.

This mango mojito is slightly different than the original recipe because I’ve added mango nectar and swapped maple syrup for the sugar. You can use other kinds of fruit nectar as well.

What You’ll Need

Equipment

  • A muddler. This is used like a pestle to smash the mint leaves and release their flavor into the drink.
    • If you don’t have a muddler you can use the handle of a wooden spoon.
  • Cocktail shaker. This helps everything mix together and chill quickly.

Ingredients

  • White Rum – I like this rum from the Black Flannel Brewing Company, but any good quality rum like Bacardi will do.
  • Lime – Use a fresh lime, not bottled lime juice.
  • Mint Leaves – You can use any kind of fresh mint, but I especially like to use Apple Mint because it grows in my garden.
  • Maple Syrup – Only use pure maple syrup, not the imitation stuff. You can also use simple syrup if you have that on hand.
  • Mango Nectar – I used Goya’s mango nectar.
  • Club Soda/Sparkling Water – I have also used plain seltzer with success.
  • Ice – You’ll use ice in the cocktail shaker and also for serving the mojito.
Hands pouring mojito into a cocktail class

How to Make a Mango Mojito

Ok are you ready to make a mango mojito? It will only take a couple minutes!

  • Add ice to a tall glass. I usually fill it about 1/3 full. Set aside.
  • Muddle the mint. Place the mint leaves at the bottom of your cocktail shaker, then firmly mash the leaves with a muddler 4-5 times to release the juices.
  • Shake the cocktail ingredients together. Add the rum, lime juice, maple syrup and mango nectar to your cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice to chill the ingredients. Top with the lid, then shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into the glass you filled with ice.
  • Top off with sparking water.
  • Garnish and serve. I like to add a few more mint leaves to the cocktail for extra color and flavor.

What does it mean to muddle mint?

Muddling is a bartending technique used to gently mash herbs or fruit before they are added to a cocktail. This helps release the flavors so that they mix well with the other cocktail ingredients. I like to use this wood muddler, but you can also use the handle of a wooden spoon.

When muddling herbs, keep in mind that the goal is just to release their juices. This means a few good smashes with the muddler, not pulverizing them into a pulp. 🙂

Can I Make this a Virgin Mojito?

You sure can! To make this a “mocktail mojito” just leave the rum out and use a touch more sparkling water. You will still have tasty, refreshing drink with just a touch of sweetness. If you want to get a little fancier, you can also swap plain sparkling water for lime flavored sparkling water.

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Maple Mango Mojito

This Mango Mojito is sweetened with pure maple syrup and only take a couple minutes to make. You’re going to love this easy and refreshing cocktail recipe that’s perfect for warm weather! 

  • Author: Rustic Family Recipes
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Mojito 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Ingredients

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  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1/2 a lime 
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnich
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 4 oz mango nectar
  • Sparkling Water or Plain Seltzer
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Add ice to a tall glass. I usually fill it about 1/3 to 1/2 full, depending on how tall the glass is.
  • Muddle the mint. Place the mint leaves at the bottom of your cocktail shaker, then firmly mash the leaves with a muddler 4-5 times to release the juices. Don’t pulverize the mint.
  • Shake the cocktail ingredients together. Add the rum, lime juice, maple syrup and mango nectar. Add a handful of ice to chill the ingredients. Add the lid to your cocktail shaker, then shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into the glass with ice. 
  • Top off with sparking water. 
  • Garnish and serve. I like to add a few more mint leaves to the cocktail and mix them in.

Notes

To make a mocktail mojito: Leave the rum out and use a touch more sparkling water. If you want to get a little fancier, you can also swap plain sparkling water for lime flavored sparkling water.

Keywords: mojito cubana, mojito drink. mojito virgin

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  1. Super easy! I didnt realize it was so simple to make a mojito and this was the perfect way to cool down today.

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