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The Virgin Mojito, with its blend of zesty lime and cool mint, offers a revitalizing escape without a drop of alcohol. With the brightness of fresh mint, tang of lime and subtle sweetness of agave nectar in every sip, this mocktail version of the classic cocktail invigorates the senses without the buzz.

virgin mojito drinks served with lime wheels and fresh mint leaves.

Ideal for those sweltering summer evenings, festive gatherings, or anytime you’re craving a simple, refreshing drink. And the best part? This mocktail recipe requires just 10 minutes of your time.

Ingredients You Need to Make Virgin Mojitos

Virgin Mojito Ingredients on a white marble board.
  • Fresh Mint: Look for vibrant, green leaves free of blemishes or yellowing.
  • Lime: Choose a firm fruit with a glossy skin; it should give slightly when squeezed.
  • Agave Nectar: Look for a variety without added sugars or fillers. You can also use maple syrup, honey or simple syrup if you prefer.
  • Ice: cubes or crushed (see recipe tips)
  • Club Soda: A well-carbonated brand will give your Mojito the right fizz. Sparkling water is also an option – plain or lime flavored. 
Virgin Mojito mocktails served in tall glasses garnished with lime wheels and mint.

Recipe Tips

  • Muddling Matters: Aim to release as many oils from the mint leaves and juice from the limes as possible for maximum flavor and color.
  • Agave Advantage: Agave nectar is the perfect sweetener for this Virgin Mojito mocktail. Its caramel undertones mirror tequila’s flavor, as both come from the agave plant. This similarity subtly infuses the drink with a hint of that traditional mojito spirit, without the alcohol.
  • Lime Zest: For an extra layer of lime flavor, add a little lime zest to your drink.
  • Ice Choice: If using crushed ice, remember it will melt faster than larger ice cubes. This can dilute the drink, so consider using less soda water in that case.
  • Glass Chill: Before serving, chill your glass for about 10 minutes in the freezer. A cold glass keeps your Virgin Mojito refreshing for longer.
  • Fizzy Factor: To ensure maximum fizziness, add the club soda just before serving. This preserves the carbonation and gives the drink its signature effervescence.
  • Garnish Game: For a visual treat, garnish with a sprig of mint and a thin slice of lime or lime wedge to elevate the presentation and provide an inviting aroma.
pouring a virgin mojito over ice in a tall glass.

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How to Make a Virgin Mojito

Place mint, lime wheel, and agave in a shaker; muddle well with a muddles or wooden spoon. Add lime juice and ice, then shake for 15 seconds. Strain into an iced glass, top with club soda and mix gently. Garnish with mint and lime wheels if you like; serve.

Recipe Video

Virgin Mojito Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Calories: 85
Servings: 1 virgin mojito
A refreshing blend of zesty lime, cool mint, and the unique caramel undertones of agave nectar, captures the essence of a classic mojito without the alcohol.

Equipment

Ingredients  

For a Single Mojito

  • 10 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1 fresh lime wheel plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice from about 1 lime
  • ice
  • 3 ounces club soda

Instructions 

  • Add mint leaves, lime wheel and agave nectar to a cocktail shaker; muddle well (1 minute or more to extract maximum flavor). Add lime juice and several ice cubes. Shake or stir 15 seconds); strain well into ice filled highball glass. Top with club soda and stir gently to combine. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime wheels as desired; serve.

Notes

  1. You can easily double the ingredients to make 2 virgin mojitos at once.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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6 Comments

  1. Cindie says:

    5 stars
    Made some tonight. They are delish!

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      aww…that’s awesome, Cindie! Thank you for coming back to let me know. Cheers!

  2. David says:

    5 stars
    Love these. I went to a cooking class once that we had a chance to make these but we added a hint of Basil and OMG they were to die for.

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      Thanks, David! Love the idea of adding fresh basil.

  3. David @ Spiced says:

    5 stars
    Oh I should totally make one of these for Robbie. He’s really gotten into mocktails while Laura and I have a cocktail. Heck, this looks so good I might just have to make a batch for everyone!

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      I love that, David! I hope you’ll all be impressed.