Make a delicious and fresh mojito mocktail using classic flavors of mint and lime. This mojito mocktail recipe is a great way for anyone to enjoy a tasty and refreshing drink year-round!
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Ingredients for Green Mojito Mocktails
Mojito mocktail recipes are simple and non-alcoholic, although I use a secret ingredient to ensure maximum flavor.
That secret ingredient is coconut water! While most mocktail recipes don’t replace alcohol with anything other than extra soda, I don’t like to miss out on the flavor alcohol provides.
I’ve found coconut water to be a perfect substitute in most white rum, gin or vodka drinks. You get all the flavor and natural sweetness with less soda.
The ingredients you need for a mojito mocktail are:
- Fresh lime juice
- Fresh mint
- Agave syrup
- Coconut water
- Club soda
If you don’t like club soda, tonic water or lemon-lime soda works well!
What Makes a Classic Mojito?
Mojitos really are a classic drink. The key to a great classic mojito recipe is using fresh mint and fresh lime juice.
Most classic recipes also use sugar or simple syrup (sugar water). I’ve opted to switch things up and use agave syrup because I think the flavor works perfectly with the mint and lime, plus I find stirring in a liquid sugar to be the easiest method!
Beyond mint and lime, a classic mojito recipe would typically call for white rum and some club soda to top it off.
For these non-alcoholic mojitos, we’re replacing the rum with coconut water but still using club soda.
Mint Mojito Mocktail: The Classic Green Mojito
Fresh mint isn’t an ingredient I often have on hand, but it’s 100% necessary to get the perfect flavor from your mojito mocktail!
Mint is a simple herb to use but there are a few tips and tricks to ensure optimal flavor:
- Remove all the stems: Mint stems are bitter, so try and keep them out of your drink (unless it’s just a mint sprig for garnish).
- Muddle carefully: When muddling the mint, agave and lime juice together, do so carefully. Gently crush the mint to release the flavor, but don’t press so hard that the leaves tear or appear bruised (turn a very dark green color).
How to Make Vegan Mojitos
Since this is a vegan recipe website, I want to comment on how to make vegan mojitos!
Most mojito recipes are vegan if the sugar/ sweetener used is vegan-friendly (not all sugar processing is vegan).
Also, if you’re looking for an alcoholic drink, not all liquors are vegan. Check out barnivore.com if this is a concern for you!
If you make this recipe, please rate and comment below to help others benefit from your experience!
Mojito Mocktails (Classic Green Mocktail)
- Drinking glass
- Muddling tool (or a wooden spoon)
- Add fresh lime juice, mint leaves and agave to the bottom of a glass.½ ounces fresh lime juice, 6-8 fresh mint leaves, 1 teaspoon agave syrup
- Gently muddle the ingredients together by pressing into the mint leaves (if you don’t have a muddling tool, the back of a wooden spoon works). Be careful to try and not tear the mint leaves.
- Toss a couple of ice cubes into the glass, then top with coconut water.Ice cubes, 2 ounces coconut water
- Top with club soda. You may want to give the drink a gentle stir before garnishing and serving!3-4 ounces club soda
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About Nicole Stevens
Nicole is a vegan Registered Dietitian (RD) and founder of Lettuce Veg Out.
She helps people thrive on a vegan diet with balanced recipes and easy-to-understand nutrition science.