This Mango Mojito is going to be your go-to cocktail in the heat of summer. It's made with fresh mango, mango juice, and a few other staple ingredients. All you need is 10 minutes and you can be sipping on this cool, alcoholic cocktail in no time.
📋 About the Recipe
- Refreshing: Mango mojitos are made with fresh fruit and they're an amazing cocktail to enjoy in the warmer weather months of Spring and Summer when you need to stay hydrated.
- Quick and easy: All you need is 10 minutes to make this mango mojito.
- Simple ingredients: Chances are, you probably have most of the ingredients necessary to make homemade mango mojitos in your kitchen right now! Just 7 simple ingredients needed.
- Easily doubled and tripled for a crowd: If you are hosting a summer get together, this mango mojito recipe can easily be made into multiple serving sizes. You can even prepare the mojito ahead of time for easy, quick serving to guests. Check out my other (Whiskey) Peach Lemonade for another option, too!
A few notes about the ingredients:
- mango and mango juice - I recommend using a combination of mango and mango juice for the perfect texture and flavor in mango mojitos. When buying mango juice, look for a version that does not contain added sugar. The only ingredients should likely be water, mango puree, and possibly mango concentrate.
- agave - A great mild flavored sweetener to use when making homemade mojitos! Unlike maple syrup that has a bold, rich flavor, agave is nice and light and does not change the flavor of the mango mojito.
- white rum - Classic mojitos are made with white rum. Similar to the agave, white rum is very mild in flavor. Darker rums would give this mojito a very different, spiced flavor.
- lime juice - Using fresh lime juice is imperative to making the freshest tasting mango mojito. Bottled lime juice bares no resemblance to fresh lime juice and should be avoided.
- sparkling water - I recommend using a plain sparkling water or club soda. If you are using a flavored sparkling water, it will change the flavor profile of your mojito.
- Muddle the mango and mint: Add fresh mango, fresh mint, and agave to a cocktail shaker. Muddle lightly until the mint becomes soft and fragrant and the mango is smashed into a pulp.
- Add ice, rum, mango juice, and lime juice: Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add in the rum, mango juice, and lime juice. Shake vigorously to incorporate all the flavors together. The longer you shake, the more intense the flavor of your mojito will be.
- Strain: Strain the mango mojito into drinking glasses filled with fresh ice.
- Top with sparkling water and garnish: Top your mango mojito with club soda or sparkling water, then garnish with a lime wedge, and additional fresh mint and mango, if desired.
⁉️ Substitutions and Alterations
- Don't have agave? Try using simple syrup instead.
- Out of white rum? You can use vodka or dark rum in homemade mojitos, but note it does change the flavor of the mojito.
❄️ How to Store
To store: If you are making mango mojitos for a crowd and want to prep ahead of time, follow steps 1 and 2, then strain the mojito into an airtight jar and refrigerate until ready to drink. Then when ready, strain the mojito over ice in drinking glasses, and top with sparkling water.
Rum does not need to be refrigerated and is typically stored at room temperature. Any leftover rum you have after preparing your mojitos can be stored in the kitchen pantry or cabinet.
The best way to cut a mango is to cut the cheeks off of the mango as close to the pit as possible. Then score the flesh and remove it from the skin. If you need a visual, check out this post: How to Cut a Mango.
When a mango is ready and ripe enough to eat, it will be slightly soft - similar to how an avocado feels when it is ripe. It will also be very sweet and fragrant smelling. You want to use ripe mangos when making homemade mojitos for the best, sweet flavor.
💭 A Couple More Tips
- Make sure to use mango juice without added sugar. If it contains added sugar, your mango mojito will be too sweet!
- Have leftover mango? Try making my Spicy Mango Habanero Salsa with Black Beans with a side of Air Fryer Tortilla Chips!
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- 4 large fresh mint leaves
- ¼ cup roughly chopped ripe mango
- ½ ounce agave or simple syrup (1 tablespoon)
- ice cubes
- 2 ounces white rum (4 tablespoons)
- 2 ounces mango juice from puree (4 tablespoons) SEE NOTES
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (2 tablespoons or about 1 lime)
- sparkling water or club soda
- extra lime, mint, and mango for garnish
- Add mint, mango, and agave to a cocktail shaker. Muddle lightly until the mint starts to soften and the mango is smashed.
- Add ice to fill about half the shaker. Pour in rum, mango juice, and lime juice. Shake vigorously to incorporate all the flavors together.
- Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda or sparkling water.
- Garnish with a slice of lime, fresh mint, and a fresh mango wedge.
- Shop for "mango juice from puree" with no added sugar. The ingredients should include just mango juice from puree and concentrate. I used RW Knudsen brand.
- Increase the number of servings for the measurements to make multiple drinks.
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