The best Mojito gin recipe
If you like all the flavors of a classic mojito but maybe not the Rum, this mojito gin is just the ticket! Filled with all the lime and mint essence that’s loved in mojitos around the world, you also get the sweet, mellow, herbal touch of gin.
What’s not to love about a mojito cocktail? It’s sweet, refreshing and sparkling, bursting with fruit and herbal mint. Substitute rum for gin and you’ve got a complex and fabulous cocktail that captures the love of mojito as well!
A mojito is a traditional Cuban highball that is usually made with white rum, simple syrup or sugar, freshly squeezed lime, soda, and mint. But since rum isn’t for everyone, this version of gin might be just what you need!
This mojito gin came about quite by accident when a friend mentioned that she didn’t like rum and therefore had never eaten a mojito. I realized that it had to be the case for others and thought it would be fun to develop rum-free mojitos in this series.
Truth be told, while I love good cocktails, I’m no gin expert. It was fun to do a little research and start to understand the history and essence of this classic liqueur. A mojito gin is also called a London Mojito!
I am delighted to share this mojito gin with you today! Hope it brings you some relaxation and joy when you sip with your friends and family this summer.
A mojito is so perfect for the holidays! In fact, you can learn how to set up a DIY Mojito Bar this will be the best feature of your next gathering – don’t miss it!
Why you will love this cocktail
- Cool and refreshing
- Easy to do
- Classic with a twist
- Ideal for a cocktail or a pitcher
What is gin and how does it taste?
Gin is a liqueur, usually infused with juniper flavor and bottled at 40% alcohol by volume. The juniper berries that are used in each bottle create quite a distinctive, herbaceous and floral essence in both fragrance and flavor.
Gin is produced from a variety of bases (wheat, barley, etc.) but with a neutral background regardless of the origin. This lends it to a variety of classic cocktails.
Ingredients Gin Mojito
- Gin – A classic Bombay Gin works well as we used it here. However, feel free to experiment and use your favorite – some are more floral and herbal infused than others!
- Lime – Fresh lime juice is always best, but you can take a shortcut with a bottle of lime juice if you’re short on time!
- mint – Fresh mint leaves are a must for any good mojito.
- Simple syrup – Bought in store or homemade simple syrup add a touch of sweet flavor to this cocktail! To make your own, simply let the sugar and water dissolve in a saucepan over medium heat. You can also replace it with white granulated sugar or lumps of sugar if you prefer.
- Carbonated water – Soda or sparkling water adds a bit of bubbles to this refreshing cocktail.
- Add fruit puree – strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, pineapple, coconut and watermelon lend themselves to this summer cocktail.
- Make a Skinny mojito – Cut calories without sacrificing flavor. Replace simple syrup and club soda with healthy lemon lime soda.
- Make a Mojito float – Add a ball of Lime sorbet to your mojito gin for the ultimate adult treat!
- Shaker or cocktail stirrer
How to make a Gin Mojito
- Crush the lime and mint.
- Add simple syrup or sugar.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice.
- Pour the gin over the ice.
- Top with club soda.
- Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and / or mint sprigs.
Best Gin for Mojitos
Look for a classic London Dry Gin or a Plymouth for extra sweetness.
- The botanist
- Rim glasses – Pass a lime wedge along the edge of your glass. To line the glass, dip the rim in a plate filled with white granulated sugar.
- Garnish – A slice of lime and a sprig of mint to decorate this cocktail is pretty and delicious!
- Use fresh mint and fresh limes – It makes such a difference in flavor and fragrance!
- Crushed ice – Just like my favorite Margarita tip, crushed ice is all in a cocktail!
- Shake – A cocktail shaker can be a fun change. It’s a bit more formal for shaking or stirring your mojito.
- Balanced – Not all mojitos are the same – and that’s great! Experiment with the amount of mint, lime, fruit, gin, and sweetener until your mojito is the perfect mix for you.
Increase, reduce or replace? You will love this printable Measurement conversion table!
- Make a simple syrup in advance so it’s ready to use when you need it. You can keep it in the fridge for up to a month! You can also use store-bought simple syrup or white granulated sugar to save time.
- Try a juice accessory for your KitchenAid stand mixer if you tend to squeeze a lot of lemons and limes like we do!
Frequently Asked Questions
Because gin is made with juniper berries, (which are considered a super fruit), gin is certainly highly regarded as a cleaner liquor.
Gin is low in carbs and calories, making it a healthier and cleaner option than most of its counterparts.
The gin pairs wonderfully with citrus flavors due to the earthy essence of juniper. Gin is often paired with lemon, lime (like in this mojito gin), herbs like thyme, rosemary, and mint, and more.
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How to make a pitcher
- 1 bunch of fresh mint (discard the stems – 50-60 mint leaves)
- 4 limes, cut into wedges
- 4 cups of ice
- 1 cup of simple syrup
- 12 ounces of gin
- 4 cups of soda or sparkling water
Do it frozen
- Confusion – Crush the lime and mint.
- Mash potatoes – Mix the fruit puree you want to add (or none) and the ice cream in a food processor.
- Combine – Add the gin, simple syrup or sugar, club soda and fruit puree / ice cream.
- Add ice – If you want it more gooey, mix more ice and add to it.
- Garnish – Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.
More Easy Mojito Recipes
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- Use fresh mint – It will make all the difference in the flavor of your mojitos.
- Use fresh limes – You can use bottled lime juice, but it doesn’t approach the flavor of fresh limes.
- If you don’t have a traditional pestle, that’s okay! Instead of a classic mojito masher, try using the end of a wooden spoon.
- Play around with the ingredients until you get it exactly the way you like it! Try to use more or less lime or syrup, etc.
Calories:162kcalCarbohydrates:18gProtein:1gLarge:1gSaturated fat:1gSodium:38mgPotassium:53mgFiber:1gSugar:15gVitamin A:38UIVitamin C:tenmgCalcium:21mgThe iron:1mg