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This lychee mojito is a fresh and refreshing summer cocktail. The light and floral flavors from the lychee give a unique twist on the classic mojito.
A classic mojito is made with white rum, mint, sugar, lime and club soda. This lychee version adds in lychee nectar for a sweeter drink.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Fruity & Floral— Lychees give this cocktail a light, fruity and floral flavor that is perfect for spring and summer.
- Made with lychee nectar — This lychee mojito is made with lychee nectar, which means it is easy to make any time of the year, and much less expensive than using fresh lychees.
- Quick & Easy — No need for fancy equipment, this cocktail comes together in 5 minutes.
- Makes a great mocktail — It is easy to turn this drink into a non alcoholic version that is great for people who don’t drink and kids.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Mint: Use any type of fresh mint leaves for this mojito recipe. If the plant you are using has smaller leaves, use a bunch of smaller leaves instead of a few larger ones.
- Lychee Nectar: If your grocery store carries it, lychee nectar will be in the juice aisle. If you can’t find lychee nectar, it is easy to order online. You can use lychee syrup instead, but you will need to adjust the quantity. You will likely only need 1 to 2 tablespoons of lychee syrup per mojito.
- Rum: White rum works best for mojitos. Use your favorite type of white rum. Don’t use dark rum for this mojito as it will overpower the light lychee flavor. If you don’t like rum, you can use tequila or vodka as a substitute.
- Lime Juice: You can use bottled lime juice but if you have fresh limes, use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best quality.
- Simple Syrup: Simple syrup adds a bit of sweetness to the cocktail. You can use store bought simple syrup or make your own at home.
- Club Soda: Use club soda or sparkling water, both of which have a neutral flavor. You can use Sprite or 7Up as well, but they will add a stronger lime taste.
How To Make A Lychee Mojito
Step 1: Use a muddler to muddle the mint, lime juice and simple syrup together.
Step 2: Add in a handful of ice, followed by the lychee nectar, white rum and club soda.
- Don’t tear the mint leaves. Muddle the leaves gently, pressing just to release the mint oils. Over muddling or tearing the leaves can release a bitter taste.
- Make it a mocktail. To turn this lychee mojito into a mocktail, leave out the rum. You may also want to skip the simple syrup to avoid making the drink too sweet.
- Add some garnish. Garnish this lychee mojito with fresh lychees, lime slices and fresh mint leaves.
If you don’t have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon or spatula.
To make your own simple syrup, heat equal portions of water and sugar on a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves.