The Mojito is the ultimate summer sipper. This classic drink combines rum, lime juice, fresh mint, and sugar to create a tropical paradise in a highball glass.
While it’s true the original Mojito is refreshing on its own, riffs on the classic are also deliciously sessionable. Modifying with an ingredient or two can change up the cocktail and offer all-new flavor combinations.
So close your eyes, imagine a Cuban beach on a balmy afternoon, and try out these five fruity Mojito variations freshly plucked from VinePair’s recipe stash.
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Berries and mint make for a cool duo in this flavorful Mojito. This fruity recipe uses grenadine in lieu of sugar, giving the cocktail a pink hue that your rosé-obsessed friends will covet. Fresh strawberries complement the grenadine’s sweetness, resulting in a crisp, balanced drink.
This season-bending cocktail is ideal for any weather. That’s because it’s made with festive pomegranate juice and summery rum, making it as well suited to beach bonfires as holiday parties later in the year. Top with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness and presentation.
Optimal for the indecisive beverage enthusiast, this cocktail combines elements of the Mai Tai, Mojito, and Piña Colada into one tropical storm of fruity refreshment. This recipe was created to taste like Creamsicles and beachy vibes on ice.
In this version of the Mojito, blackberries, lime juice, mint, and blackberry jam are muddled together to tart and refreshing perfection. No blackberries? No worries. Feel free to substitute any fruit you have — and pair it with barbecue.
This tiki-inspired drink created by VinePair contributor Tyler Zielinski will make you wonder why you haven’t been using your French press to make cocktails for years. Jamaican rum, orange-scented, Cognac-based Grand Marnier liqueur, and fresh pineapple are balanced by a touch of spicy jalapeño. This drink is perfect to make in small batches, but if you don’t share, we won’t judge.