This refreshing mango mojito recipe is a delicious, tropical spin on the Cuban classic, with a wonderful combination of flavors from sweet mango, fragrant mint, and tangy lime.
While you’re in the mood for fruity mojito recipes, these Raspberry Mojitos, Mango Mimosas, or this Watermelon Mojito recipe should also be added to your list of delicious cocktails to try this summer.
Add a little bit of sweetness to your next cocktail hour with this tasty mojito recipe.
It's delightfully fruity, super refreshing, and slightly fizzy, making it the perfect cocktail for when you’re hosting a summer barbecue or simply when you're craving a cool and tasty beverage on a hot day.
Another great thing about this mojito recipe is that you can make them as a single serving or increase the ingredients for an entire pitcher to enjoy with friends and family.
This fruit-forward tropical Mango Mojito is easy to make, using just a few simple ingredients and a cocktail shaker.
Why We Love This Recipe
The addition of mango works well with the lime to give these cocktails the perfect balance of sweet and tart tropical flavors. They're a delicious and fruity twist on the original mojito recipe.
Because this recipe uses mango nectar instead of fresh mangos, you can enjoy this delicious drink any time of the year, not just when fresh fruits are in season.
They're a great drink for any occasion. These are perfect for cocktail parties or Cinco de Mayo celebrations, or just hanging out by the pool. Every occasion is more fun with these refreshing mango mojitos.
What Goes into This Recipe
Rum- we use light rum or white rum, but you can dark rum if you prefer. Or for extra mango flavor, you can use mango rum.
Mango nectar- This is the key ingredient that gives the cocktails a tropical twist.
Fresh limes- Just like with a traditional mojito recipe, you'll need them for the fresh juice and as a garnish to the glass.
Fresh mint leaves- Fresh mint is a must for this recipe. In addition to being muddled in the drink, a fresh mint sprig as a garnish adds an extra special touch.
Sparkling water- You can use, seltzer water, or club soda or if you prefer sweeter cocktails, you can use lemon-lime soda.
See the recipe card for the full ingredient list and quantities.
How to Make a Delicious Mango Mojito
Step 1: Add the fresh lime juice, and mint to a cocktail shaker.
Step 2: Add sugar. Muddle the ingredients to release the mint oils and to dissolve the sugar.
Step 3: Add ice cubes and rum.
Step 4: Add mango nectar to the muddled mint mixture. Shake to combine and chill.
Pour that mixture into your favorite cocktail glass.
Step 5: Top with a splash of sparkling soda water, and garnish with fresh lime wedges and a sprig of mint.
Virgin mojito-This drink can be made as a virgin mojito by omitting the rum and adding a little extra soda water, club soda, or lemon-lime soda instead.
Sugar substitute: The mango nectar contains sugar from corn syrup so if you'd like to cut back on the added sugar, you can either just omit it or use Stevia.
Other fruit flavors: If you can't find mango nectar at your local grocery stores, use apricot nectar or peach nectar. A just a splash of pineapple juice works well, too.
Fresh mango juice: If you have a ripe mango on hand, make fresh juice by adding the mango pulp to a food processor. Strain out any small mango chunks that are remaining, then add the juice to your cocktail.
Mango nectar is a beverage made from fresh mango pulp and juice. It has a delightful sweet and sour flavor. It's often used in cocktail and dessert recipes. While it’s sweetened slightly with added corn syrup, it isn’t overly sweet.
Because the flavor of the mint becomes bitter the longer it sits, these cocktails are best served when freshly made.
For a tropical sweet treat, you can serve them with these Pineapple Mojito Cupcakes.
When I am hosting a cocktail party, I love to serve sweet cocktails with savory appetizers like this delicious Maryland Crab Dip and these Easy Tomato Tarts.
- Always start with cold ingredients. Chill all the cocktail ingredients in the refrigerator prior to making the mojitos. It helps keep the drinks cooler for longer.
- Remember to not muddle the mint sprigs too far in advance because the longer they sit, the stronger they get, which can make them overpower the other flavors.
- If you don’t have a cocktail muddler, just use the back of a wooden spoon and press the ingredients against the side of a tall glass or the shaker.
- To help you select juicy limes, look for the ones with a thin, smooth peel that feels heavy for their size. Limes will render even more juice if you stick them in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
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Mango Mojito Recipe
- 2 ounces rum
- Juice of ½ a lime
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp. Sugar
- 4 ounces mango nectar
- Sparkling water or club soda to top
- Fresh lime or mint for garnish
- ½ cup ice
- Add the fresh lime juice, and mint to a cocktail shaker.
- Add sugar. Muddle the ingredients to release the mint oils and to dissolve the sugar.
- Add ice cubes and rum.
- Add mango nectar to the muddled mint mixture. Shake to combine and chill.
- Pour that mixture into your favorite cocktail glass.
- Top with soda water and garnish with sprig of mint and a wheel or wedge of lime.
* Remember to not muddle the mint sprigs too far in advance because the longer they sit, the stronger they get, which can make them overpower the other flavors.
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