Deliciously sweet mango, tart lime and a hint of mint swirl together to create this unique Mango Mojito Mocktail. Make it in a pitcher to go with late afternoon chips and salsa or a warm evening after-dinner treat. With no alcohol in this drink recipe, everyone can enjoy this refreshing beverage!
We made this Mango Mojito Mocktail about 17 times before landing on these specific quantities, and it was so worth it! The tart/sweet combo is such a delight and feels like an indulgent cocktail, but it's just natural sugar and no alcohol!
This was inspired by our Pineapple Tom Collins. Anytime we can replace processed sugar with natural fruit sugars, we love it! And this mocktail pairs well with our Pico de Gallo or Queso recipe (and lots of chips).
Just 5 easy-to-find ingredients and 5 minutes to make this mixed drink mocktail. No expensive alcohol necessary.
- Lime Juice - fresh is best, but the little squeeze bottle works too!
- Fresh Mint Leaves - mint grows like gangbusters. Plant it in a pot and enjoy all spring and summer!
- Agave - sweetener is optional, but feel free to use regular granulated sugar if that's what you have on hand.
- Mango Juice - we had no problem finding mango juice at our grocery store. Fresh pressed is best, but use what you can find!
- Seltzer Water - we prefer sparkling water with no additives, but feel free to substitute with your favorite.
See recipe card for quantities.
With a few minutes and a few tools, you'll feel like a bartender and you'll look like you know what you're doing too! We loved how easily this Mango Mojito Mocktail comes together and how deliciously fresh it tastes.
Combine lime juice, mint and agave (if using) in a highball glass.
Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, press down and around on the mint leaves to release their juices. Really go for it to get the most mint flavor!
Add mango juice.
Fill glass with ice and top off with sparkling water (or seltzer water or fizzy water). Stir and enjoy!
Hint: According to Healthline: Club soda, seltzer, and sparkling and tonic waters are different types of carbonated water.
Club soda is infused with carbon dioxide and mineral salts. Similarly, seltzer is artificially carbonated but generally doesn’t contain added minerals. Tonic water is also carbonated but contains added quinine and sugar, which means it provides calories.
In comparison, sparkling mineral water is naturally carbonated from a spring or well, like Perrier.
Which one you choose to drink is simply a matter of preference.
This recipe is already Whole30® and Paleo compliant (some fruit juice is allowed when used to sweeten another recipe) and the only other sweetener is agave syrup. But there are other fun ways to change up this mocktail.
- Make it a real cocktail - add a shot of white rum (from a traditional mojito) or gin to turn this mocktail into a cocktail.
- Use another fruit juice - pineapple juice, pomegranate juice and orange juice all tasted great in this recipe. Pomegranate is not very sweet, so adjust the agave to taste.
- Use fresh mango - originally we made this recipe with frozen mango that we puréed, however it felt like an unnecessary step when the fruit juice is ready and bottled for us. However, it adds a unique texture and healthier option. Great for using up mangoes!
Making this mocktail for a crowd is really easy! These water carafes work great for a party and make a really pretty and easy-to-use option for a crowd. Here is the recipe for 10 servings:
- 1 ¼ cups lime juice - fresh or in a container
- 100 fresh mint leaves (basically a whole little plant from the nursery)
- ¾ cups agave - optional (more or less to taste)
- 2 ½ cups mango juice
- 3 ⅓ cups seltzer water - more or less to taste
Successfully making a mocktail or cocktail does not require lots of special tools. Typically you can find what you need in your kitchen. However, if you find yourself making these often, or want to give a unique and thoughtful gift, look below for our best mocktail barware suggestions!
We love these 14 ounce highball glasses made in Italy, this wooden muddler and these stainless steel straws. Add these items together to make a unique and fun cocktail (or mocktail) set for a friend or bridal shower (or baby shower)! Take your cocktails to the next level with fun and unique ice cubes made from one of these awesome ice cube trays!
If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, go through step 3, adding the mango juice. Wait to add the ice and seltzer water right before serving so the Mango Mojito Mocktail doesn't go flat.
Mango Mojito Mocktail
- 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh or in a container
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon agave or honey optional
- ¼ cup mango juice
- ⅓ cup seltzer water or more to taste
- In a large glass (14 ounce or larger), pour lime juice, agave (or sugar) and mint leaves.
- Using the end of a wooden spoon or a muddler, press down on the mint leaves and "muddle" to release their juices.
- Remove muddler and add ¼ cup mango juice. Fill glass with ice up to the top.
- Pour seltzer water to the top of of the glass. Insert straw and give it a gentle mix. Enjoy!
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