This mango mojito gives a fun tropical twist on a classic drink. More importantly it is both refreshing and tasty.
It is the 4th of July! A day we celebrate America’s Independence Day. It is also a day we typically spend out in the sun enjoying some alcoholic beverages and grilling great food. So I though I’d introduce my mango mojito, which capitalizes on the freshness of mangos during this time of year.
Everyone has a favorite fruit. For me it is mangos no question. It just tastes like the tropics if you know what I mean. If you don’t, I apologize. I really can’t explain it better. Because of my love of mangos, I’m always on the lookout for a reason to use them. Recently I was wanting to make a drink where I didn’t have to buy a ton of extra ingredients specifically for it. The classic mojito came to mind, as the only thing I had to buy was fresh mint. But I thought I’d kick it up a notch by adding the mango. Honestly, moving forward, this mango mojito will probably replace the classic for me. So if you are craving a refreshing drink this summer, I wouldn’t hesitate in giving this a try.
What Ingredients are in this Mango Mojito Recipe?
- Light rum
- Club soda
How Do I Make a Mango Mojito?
- In a blender or food processor, add the mango and puree until smooth.
- Place mint leaves, lime juice and rum in cocktail shaker and use muddler to gently muddle the leaves. Don’t muddle too much or you’ll break the leaves.
- Add the mango puree and mix until combined.
- Pour the mango mixture into two glasses with ice. Top off with club soda. Add extra mint, lime and mango cubes for garnish.
What is a Classic Mojito?
A classic mojito actually originated in Cuba and consists of mint, lime, sugar, white rum and club soda. Really the only difference with the mango mojito is adding fresh mango and using honey instead of mango.
Do I Have to Use Honey?
No you can just as easily use the same amount of granulated sugar. I just like the flavor of honey in this mojito.
Other Drink Recipes
- 1/2 cup mango puree (about 1 mango)
- 10 mint leaves
- 2 tbsp lime juice (1 lime)
- 2 tsp honey
- 3 oz light rum
- 6-8 ice cubes (can used crushed ice as well)
- 3/4 cup club soda
- lime wedges, mango cubes and mint leaves for garnish
- Add fresh mango to food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
- Place mint leaves, lime juice, honey and rum to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to gently muddle the mint leaves, but don't muddle too much or you'll break up the leaves.
- Add the mango puree and mix until combined. Fill two glasses 2/3 of the way full with the mango mixture and ice.
- Top with club soda. Add extra mint leaves, mango cubes and lime for garnish.