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: 1 pitcher (about 8 cocktails)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Lemon adds a brightness to the classic Cuban mojito, which are typically made with limes.


  • 8 limes, fresh pulp and juice
  • 2 lemons, fresh pulp and juice
  • 24 leaves fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white rum
  • club soda, chilled
  • ice
  • 2 limes, sliced into wedges, for garnish
  • sprigs of fresh mint, for garnish


  1. Add lime juice, lemon juice, mint leaves and sugar to a pitcher. For a stronger citrus taste, add some of the lemon and lime rinds as well.
  2. Using a muddle stick, mash the mint to release the mint oils and dissolve the sugar into the citrus juice.
  3. Add rum and a generous amount of ice. Top with club soda and serve.
  4. 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: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g

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