Lemon Mojitos

Traditionally made with only lime, this Lemon Mojito’s combination of sweetness, citrus and mint complements this Cuban classic’s characteristic punch of rum. The addition of lemon brings a brighter citrus flavor that you’ll love. 

Overhead views of glasses filled with ice and cocktails garnished with mint leaves with whole lemon, and cut lemons and limes laid on a white background

Mojitos are the quintessential summertime drink, but I like making them all year round, especially for group get-togethers. 

This recipe always reminds me of the Super Bowl. A couple of years ago, I made them for a small halftime-show/commercial-watching party at my friend’s apartment.

My friends still talk about these mojitos, so this pre-Super Bowl recipe seems like an ideal time to share it with you.

If you’re hosting or attending a Super Bowl party on Sunday, then it should be noted that a pitcher of these mojitos will pair well with the Perfect Guacamole recipe I posted earlier this week.

Lemons and limes sit alongside a glass of lemon-lime mojito with mint leaves and a green and white striped straw

Lemon Mojitos

Yield: 6 cocktails
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Lemon adds a brightness to the classic Cuban mojito, which are typically made with limes.
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  • 8 limes fresh pulp and juice
  • 2 lemons fresh pulp and juice
  • 24 leaves fresh mint
  • ¾ cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 8 ounces club soda chilled
  • 2 limes sliced into wedges, for garnish
  • sprigs of fresh mint for garnish


  • Add lime juice, lemon juice, mint leaves and simple syrup to a pitcher. For a stronger citrus taste, add some of the lemon and lime rinds as well.
  • Using a muddle stick, mash the mint to release the mint oils and dissolve the syrup into the citrus juice.
  • Add rum and a generous amount of ice. Top with club soda and serve.
  • Garnish highball glasses with fresh mint sprigs and slices of lime. Add additional club soda to glasses if you’d prefer a lighter drink.

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nutrition information

Yield: 6 cocktails

amount per serving:

Serving: 5ounces Calories: 250kcal Carbohydrates: 46g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.3g Saturated Fat: 0.04g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g Sodium: 36mg Potassium: 193mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 34g Vitamin A: 72IU Vitamin C: 52mg Calcium: 54mg Iron: 2mg
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