Mojito Mocktails


These minty mojito mocktails would be great at a luncheon, a brunch, a baby shower, a pool party—basically whenever you find that a cool, refreshing beverage would be welcome.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 mocktails

What Is a Mocktail?

A mocktail is a cocktail without alcohol. Mocktails can be made with a variety of ingredients that are delicious, refreshing and packed with fresh flavor. Serve these non-alcoholic drinks at backyard BBQs, picnics or any festive gathering.

How to Serve Mojito Mocktails

Be sure to add the ice cubes and sparkling water just before serving to avoid diluting this pitcher cocktail. This recipe can also be doubled to serve a crowd.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice (from 6 limes)

  • ¾ cup simple syrup (see Tip)

  • ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves

  • 2 (2-inch) strips lime zest

  • 4 cups ice cubes

  • 2 cups sparkling water

  • Lime slices and mint sprigs, for garnish


  1. Combine lime juice, simple syrup, mint leaves and lime zest in a pitcher; using the handle of a long wooden spoon, lightly crush the mint and zest. Add ice cubes and sparkling water; stir to mix well. Divide among 4 glasses; garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs, if desired.


Pitcher, long wooden spoon


To make your own simple syrup, bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
0g Fat
34g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 27g
Added Sugars 25g 50%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 502IU 10%
Vitamin C 25mg 28%
Folate 19mcg 5%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 140mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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