Indulge in a Frozen Mojito, the most delightful drink to make in your blender. Whip these refreshers up with light rum, lime juice, mint simple syrup and fresh mint.
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Frozen Mojito recipe
Frozen cocktails are a must on a hot summer day. So are mojitos.
But why not both? This Frozen Mojito is the best of both worlds.
With rum, lime juice and loads of minty fresh flavor, it’s a cinch to make (no muddling required!) and so very quaffable.
You’re going to love them, I just know it! And if you love frozen mojitos, you will love mojito popsicles!
Let’s get started on crafting the ultimate frozen drink!
Why you’ll love this recipe
You’ll love this Frozen Mojito recipe, for a few reasons:
- Frozen mojitos are made with simple, fresh ingredients.
- Light and refreshing, they are the perfect drink to cool down with.
- They can be made right in the blender.
These delicious cocktails are perfect for a pool party on a hot day or making for girls night. You can only make two to four at a time, so they’re best for smaller shindigs.
What is a mojito?
The classic mojito recipe is a delightful cocktail made from a few basic ingredients: rum, sugar, lime juice, mint leaves, and club soda.
This mix creates a refreshing drink that strikes a perfect balance between sweetness, sourness and freshness. You can easily personalize mojitos with flavored syrups, by adding muddled fruits or mixing them up in the blender, like in the revitalizing Frozen Mojito.
The traditional mojito is believed to have originated in Cuba, with a recipe variation dating back to 1586 when Sir Francis Drake visited the country. Although he didn’t find gold, he left behind a drink recipe featuring crude rum, sugar, lime and mint.
Today, the mojito is a cherished summer cocktail. You can find them served at various venues like bars, clubs, brunches and parties, making it a quintessential summer pick-me-up.
Tools & glassware
For this cocktail, you need a few tools:
- a jigger for measuring out ingredients
- a saucepan for making the mint simple syrup
- a blender for mixing it together.
To serve the drink, you can use whatever glass you have available. Mojitos are usually served in highball glasses, but you can use stemless wine glasses or coupe glasses. Straws will also make sipping easier.
To make frozen mojitos at home, here’s what you’ll need to grab from your herb garden and grocery store:
- Mint simple syrup: You can make your own mint syrup with sugar, water and fresh mint. It’s super simple to do and takes 30 minutes.
- Lime juice: Fresh tastes the best, but high-quality lime juice concentrate from the store works as well.
- Light rum: Also called silver rum or white rum, light rum is the clear, colorless rum that’s used in mojitos. Bacardi and Cruzan are both solid brands to try.
- Fresh mint: For some extra mint flavor, you can add a few mint leaves to the blender, but it’s totally optional. The mint simple syrup does most of the work.
- Club soda: Club soda is an ingredient in the Cuban mojito. Here, soda water helps to make this beverage light and fresh.
- Garnishes: Mojitos are usually garnished with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.
- Ice cubes: You’ll also need fresh ice to throw into the blender.
Variations and substitutions
Try one of these variations on this recipe:
- Fruity frozen mojito: Add a handful of frozen berries, pineapple or peaches to make fruity mojitos.
- Frozen dirty mojito: Use gold rum instead of white rum. It will have a darker color!
- Frozen coconut mojito: Use coconut rum instead of white rum for a bold, coconut flavor.
- Virgin frozen mojito: Skip the rum or substitute a zero-proof spirit like Ritual rum alternative. See this virgin mojito mocktail recipe for more ideas.
How to make a Frozen Mojito
Here’s how to make the perfect frozen mojito:
Add mint syrup, lime juice, rum, club soda and ice to a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
Add a handful of mint leaves. Pulse to break up the pieces. (If you over-blend, the mixture will turn green versus having specks of mint.)
Pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves, lime wedges and a straw.
Tips & tricks
Use fresh lime juice if possible. It’s a lot sweeter than store-bought lime concentrate and has a more natural lime flavor.
Make your mint simple syrup ahead of time. It only takes 10 minutes of hands-on time, but then it infuses with mint for another 20-30 minutes, so you should plan ahead.
Another thing to do ahead of time: make ice cubes. If you let ice sit in the freezer too long, it can take on odors. Making a fresh batch in ice cube trays is ideal!
Blend up the drink first, then add few fresh mint leaves to the blender. Pulse it to combine, but don’t go too hard — the drink will turn green!
Use insulated glasses to keep the drink ice cold on a hot day.
What to serve with Frozen Mojitos
Frozen mojitos are the perfect rum drink to go with your favorite summer foods, like chicken wings and burgers.
In a blender, add mint syrup, lime juice, rum, club soda and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth. Then transfer into glasses and garnish with mint leaves, lime wedges and a straw.
White rum, also known as silver rum, is the ideal choice for Mojitos. Its clear color allows the mint and lime flavors to shine through. Popular brands like Bacardi and Mount Gay are excellent options for creating the perfect summer Mojito.
More frozen cocktails
Can’t get enough frozen goodness? Try another frozen cocktail recipe:
- Frozen Moscow Mule
- Frozen Margarita
- Boozy Frozen Butterbeer
- Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris
- Frozen Blue Margaritas
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- 2 ounces mint simple syrup
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 4 ounces rum white
- 4 ounces club soda
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 8-12 leaves fresh mint
- 1 wedge lime for garnish
- 1 sprig fresh mint for garnish
- Add mint syrup, lime juice, rum, club soda and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add a handful of mint leaves. Pulse to break up the pieces. (If you over blend, the mixture will turn green.)
- Pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves, lime wedges and a straw.
Mint syrup recipe
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine ¾ cup sugar and ¾ cup water. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Do not let boil.
- Remove from heat and add the mint sprigs. Let rest for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Leave in longer for a stronger flavor. Discard the mint leaves.
- Store in a mason jar for up to one week.
Tips & tricksUse fresh lime juice if possible. It’s a lot sweeter than store-bought lime concentrate and has a more natural lime flavor. Make your mint simple syrup ahead of time. It only takes 10 minutes of hands-on time, but then it infuses with mint for another 20-30 minutes, so you should plan ahead. Another thing to do ahead of time: make ice cubes. If you let ice sit in the freezer too long, it can take on odors. Making a fresh batch in ice cube trays is ideal! Blend up the drink first, then add few fresh mint leaves to the blender. Pulse it to combine, but don’t go too hard — the drink will turn green!
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