This Mango Mojito recipe is a refreshing tropical version of the classic cocktail with mango puree, fresh mint, lime juice, and rum. This cocktail is perfect for long summer days or for when you want to feel like you are on vacation.
Why I love this Mango Mojito
This is an easy one since I love mojitos. Adding a fresh mango puree to the classic cocktail is a no-brainer. The sweet and tropical flavor of mango pairs perfectly with mint and rum.
I also love that mojitos are easy to make and usually a crowd pleaser because they are sweet, but not too sweet, and have multiple layers of flavors to keep it interesting. You can never go wrong with a mojito on a warm day!
What Rum to Use for a Mojito
A mojito only had a handful of ingredients, and the rum is certainly the star of the show, so it should be one that you enjoy. Typically, mojitos are made with white (or silver) rum. White rums tend to be lighter in flavor and are not aged as long so they are perfect for cocktails.
Darker rums are aged longer and generally have a more complex flavor profile. This makes them perfect for sipping. But, if you love a dark rum and want it in your mojito, I say go for it!
Ingredients Needed to Make a Mojito with Mango
As I mentioned, a mojito only has a handful of ingredients. For the best mango mojito, you should have fresh ingredients and good rum. Ensure the mint and lime juice are fresh.
If possible a fresh, ripe mango will make the best puree. However, mangos are not always readily available or in season. If you don't have fresh mango, you can use a pre-made mango puree and still have a delicious cocktail.
You will also need a sweetener for this cocktail. I like to use simple syrup in my mojito because I always have it on hand and it doesn't have to dissolve like sugar. However, if you want a traditional mojito, substitute the simple syrup for 1-2 tablespoons of white sugar.
Top your mojito off with a splash of club soda or seltzer. Avoid using tonic water as it has added sugar and will make your cocktail too sweet.
How to Make Mango Puree
Mago puree is very easy to make. All you need are ripe mangos and a sharp knife. Start by removing the peels from the mango and dice the flesh into small pieces. Place the mango pieces into a blender and blend to puree.
Store any unused mango puree in a sealable container in the fridge for 2-4 days. You can also freeze mango puree for up to 3 months.
How to Muddle Mint
Mint is a delicate herb so be careful when muddling it. You don't want to over-muddle or smash the mint or it will release a bitter chlorophyll that will end up in your cocktail.
Use a wooden muddler with no teeth and a light hand to twist a few times to release the oils. When you smell the mint aroma you know your mint is ready for your cocktail.
Tools Needed to Make a Mango Mojito at Home
- 5-8 fresh mint leaves (depending on size)
- 2 ounces rum
- 1 ounce mango puree
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup (or 1-2 tablespoons sugar)
- club soda (or sparkling water)
- lime wedge for garnish (optional)
- ming sprig for garnish (optional)
- Prepare a cocktail glass with fresh ice and have your garnishes prepped and ready to go.
- Add 5-8 mint leaves and one small lime wedge (or the lime juice) to a cocktail shaker and lightly muddle to release the aroma and oils in the mint and lime. A lime wedge will release the oils in the peel of the lime for even more flavor. However, you can also just muddle the. mint with lime juice.
- Add the rum, mango puree, lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker along with fresh ice. Shake until nice and cold and strain into the prepared glass.
- Top with a splash of club soda or seltzer, garnish and enjoy immediately. Cheers!
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