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Black mojito with sparkling water on top creating an ombre effect in a tall glass garnished with a slice of lime and fresh mint.

Black Mojito

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Diet: Vegan


  • A handful of fresh mint leaves (about 15, plus more for garnish)
  • 1 lime, sliced and chopped (save a slice for garnish if desired)
  • ½ oz simple syrup or 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule (approx. ¼ tsp)
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water


  1. Add mint leaves, chopped lime, and simple syrup to a tall glass.
  2. Using a cocktail muddler, muddle everything together to release the juices of the lime and the mint.
  3. Add the white rum and empty one charcoal capsule into the glass. Swirl the drink around to mix everything or use a long cocktail spoon to stir everything together.
  4. Fill up the glass with ice and top up with sparkling water. Don’t stir again, the sparkling water should create a fun ombre effect with the black cocktail staying on the bottom.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime and a spring of fresh mint. Serve with a straw and stir before enjoying.

Keywords: black mojito, activated charcoal