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This mango mojito mocktail is the perfect combination of sweet mango, tangy lime, and refreshing mint. It’s easy to make just a couple at a time or a large batch for group for a summer barbecue party!
This virgin mango mojito recipe is the perfect non-alcoholic drink for summer weather.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This mango mocktail is a refreshing summer drink that is perfect for afternoon barbecues or pool parties.
- It's a simple recipe with only 5 ingredients.
- It’s easy to make just a couple drinks at a time, or a large batch pitcher for a big group.
- Both kids and adults will love this fruity drink!
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Mint Leaves: Use fresh mint leaves. Dried mint doesn’t work for mojito recipes. There are many types of fresh mint. If you have the option, choose mojito mint or spearmint for the most authentic mojito flavor.
- Mango Nectar: Mango nectar can be found in most grocery stores. Alternatively, you can blend fresh mangos to make your own mango purée, which will result in a thicker drink.
- Simple Syrup: A small amount of simple syrup adds a bit of sweetness to this mocktail. You can use your own homemade simple syrup or use a storebought one.
- Lime Juice: A dash of lime juice gives this mocktail a bright, tangy flavor. Use freshly squeezed lime juice as opposed to bottled lime juice.
- Soda water: Soda water or sparkling water works best for this recipe as it adds bubbliness without flavor. But if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can use Sprite or 7UP instead.
- If you are just making a couple drinks at a time, serve this mocktail in Collins highball glasses. If you are making it for a large group, serve it in a pitcher.
- All mojito recipes need a muddler to muddle the mint leaves and sugar together.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: In a Collins glass, muddle the mint leaves and sugar together, pressing gently on the mint leaves to release their juices.
Step 2: Add in the lime juice and mango nectar and stir to help dissolve the sugar. Fill the glass with a handful of ice. Top off with the soda water.
- Pineapple Mango Mojito Mocktail — Replace half of the mango nectar with pineapple juice for a tropical twist.
- Spicy Mango Mojito Mocktail — For a spicy kick, use ½ oz of jalapeno simple syrup instead of the granulated sugar.
- Mango Peach Mojito Mocktail — Replace half of the mango nectar with peach nectar for a sweet and fruity mango peach mojito mocktail.
- Don’t over-muddle the mint. When muddling, gently press down on the mint leaves to release their juices. Don’t muddle the mint too aggressively or tear the mint leaves. This can result in them releasing a bitter flavor.
- Add some garnish. Some garnish ideas for this mocktail include mint leaves, lime wheels or lime wedges, and a cocktail pick with fresh mango chunks.
- Make your own mango nectar. If you have fresh mangoes on hand, blend the mango chunks with a small amount of water and pass them through a fine mesh sieve to make your own, fresh mango purée.
- Serve in a pitcher. To make this a large batch mocktail, multiply the quantities by 5 to 6 times, and mix all the ingredients together in a large pitcher. Serve in individual glasses filled with ice, rather than adding ice to the pitcher to prevent watering it down.
- Chill the ingredients. Chill the ingredients in the fridge for an hour or two before making the mocktail for an extra refreshing drink.
No, this mocktail tastes best when served fresh, so I recommend making it just before serving.
Yes, you can make your own mango purée by blending fresh mango chunks with a little bit of water and then straining them through a sieve. Note that this will give the drink a slightly thicker consistency.
If you have some guests that would like an alcoholic drink, try serving this mango mocktail with this mango tango drink, this mango jalapeno margarita, or this mango gin cocktail. You can also turn this mocktail into an alcoholic drink by adding in 1 ½ oz of white rum.