12 Twists on Mojito Cocktails for Your Home Happy Hour
Everyone's playing mixologist these days, putting their own spins on the usual mojito ingredients to create all kinds of variations. And we are 100 percent here for it. Take a look at 12 of our favorite fresh takes on this classic summer rum cocktail, and get inspired to make your own signature mojitos. And if you're thirsty for a classic mojito recipe, keep scrolling to the end to learn how to make a mojito like a pro.
Dare to add juicy ripe berries to the tried-and-true mojito formula of mint + lime + rum + fizzy water? Yes, please! Some strawberries are sweeter than others, so give this a taste-test and add sugar only as needed.
Easy Mojitos for a Crowd
Everyone loves mojitos, except for the person stuck behind the bar making them one at a time. Don't be that person. Instead, make a big pitcher of mojitos ahead of time for self-serve convenience. This recipe slashes prep time, too, by using a blender to make the mojito base.
Cucumbers — they're just so naturally cool — and refreshing enough to use in a mojito. Recipe creator DJSayaka went one step further and added basil, because sometimes she's just not feeling the mint.
Fresh Raspberry Mojito
You might as well toss out the mojito rule book altogether because this variation uses blackberries, lemon-lime soda, and vodka.
Recipe creator McCoy says, "This is a quick and easy way to make an adult pitcher drink that is wonderful for those hot summer nights. The mint and rum make this cocktail reminiscent of a mojito, but the tea and juices give it an added twist."
Fresh watermelon goes for a whirl in your blender and meets up with plenty of mint, lime, rum, and club soda to make a bright and colorful pitcherful of refreshment.
Summertime Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry syrup amplifies the fruit factor in this gorgeous strawberry mojito made with mint, white rum, and club soda.
Sugar-Free Mojito Punch
You can make this sugar-free and alcohol-free mojito for guest who are watching their sugar or shunning the buzz.
Club soda is usually the ingredient that adds the refreshing fizz to a mojito, but this recipe uses Champagne or sparkling wine to send tiny bubbles up your nose.
Cocojito (Frozen Mojito)
Remember the slushies you slurped as a kid? Here's a high-octane version just for adults, brain-freeze and all. Great for hot summer days, this frosty sipper marries the creamy coconut sweetness of a colada with the fresh lime and mint of a mojito. It’s the perfect combinationof rum and yum
The Real Mojito
Craving the classic? Here it it — the recipe that inspired all the variations. Mint and lime are muddled together with sugar, and topped with ice, white rum, and club soda.