A Mojito mocktail, you say? Why yes, we’re celebrating Dry January with three mocktail videos, in fact– This is the second, and our third will feature a handful of delicious non-alcoholic drinks that will get you through January and beyond, whether you’re cutting back on alcohol or don’t drink at all.
And if you missed the Margarita mocktail, make sure to check out that one, too. The zero-proof cocktails movement is doing some really innovative, tasty things these days, so there is really no excuse anymore to deprive non-drinkers of a delicious beverage at a party, restaurant, or bar.
It’s worth noting that most of the fun mocktails we’ll be bringing you this month are the perfect drinks for a hot summer day… And yes, we know it’s winter, but these are the most popular non-alcoholic drinks with simple ingredients that you can easily make at home.
So let’s get started with the non-alcoholic Mojito mocktail, shall we?
NON-ALCOHOLIC MOJITO MOCKTAIL INGREDIENTS
Also known as the Nojito (get it?), this is pretty quick to make, but it feels like a delicious grown-up drink instead of a kids’ mocktail, even without the liquor. When you eliminate the rum, you typically just combine fresh mint leaves, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and sparkling water.
However, we’re taking it up a notch with our very own rum substitute base, which is made with glycerine. Because glycerine in naturally pretty sweet, make sure to follow our recipe and remove some of the simple syrup you’d typically add to an alcoholic Mojito.
To learn more about how to make your own DIY non-alcoholic bases, make sure to watch the video below, and then definitely take our brand new “Mastering Mocktails” Mixology Masterclass to really become a zero-proof cocktail expert!
To complete your Mojito mocktails, garnish with a lime wedge and/or a sprig of mint, and you have a refreshing drink that is sure to please the palate without making your tipsy.
As is true with classic Mojitos– once your zero-proof bases are made– the biggest amount of prep time is muddling the fresh mint leaves, but even that shouldn’t take very long. Hint: Just be sure to use your cocktail muddler to gently mash the mint sprigs without pulverizing them because you don’t want bitter mint in your beverage.
HOW TO MAKE A MOJITO MOCKTAIL
See how Chris makes this virgin Mojito recipe without alcohol– We think you’ll love it! He even goes through the general process of making the zero-proof rum and how to adjust the zero-proof Mojito recipe using this base. Definitely make sure to take the new course to learn how to make this base, along with a few others, step-by-step.
VARIATIONS AND FLAVORS: DELICIOUS FRUIT MOCKTAIL RECIPES
If you’re longing for a fruitier drink, there are plenty of ways to sweeten it up! You can infuse berries into your simple syrup mixture or mash them up with your mint and other herbs. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Raspberry Mojito Mocktail
- Delicious Watermelon Mojito Mocktail
- Non-alcoholic Strawberry Mojito
- Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail
- Blueberry Mocktail
Let us know how you like this flavorful Mojito sans alcohol and what your favorite mocktail recipes are in the comments– We would love to know all about which non-alcoholic drinks you’re drinking this season. Until next time… Cheers!
- 1 Muddler
- 2 oz Fresh Non-Alcoholic Rum Base
- 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
- 3-4 oz Soda Water To top
- 10-12 sprigs Fresh Mint To muddle and for garnish
- Add mint to the base of the glass and lightly muddle.
- Then add the rum, lime, and simple syrup.
- Add ice cubes.
- Top with soda water and give a light stir to mix thoroughly.
- Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.