This blended Frozen Mojito is the perfect cocktail for a hot summer day! It comes together in minutes and it's naturally bright green! Turn this drink into a mocktail in one easy step!
Why This Recipe Works
- Perfect for the summer - Nothing says summer more than a frozen blended drink so why not combine a slushy and a cocktail to turn it into this frozen mojito! It's the perfect drink to cool with on a hot summer day.
- A fun alternative to a regular mojito - Mojitos are a classic for the summer so why not make it more fun and blend them up, especially when they turn that beautiful bright green color!
- Quick and easy - All you need to do is essentially just throw your cocktail ingredients into a blender, blend 'em up, add ice and blend some more! It's a simple cocktail you can whip up last minute in just a few minutes.
- White rum - A classic mojito uses white rum because it has a lighter, sweeter, and more tropical flavor than dark rum. Dark rum has a more robust flavor that's almost spicy and goes better with spiced fall cocktails.
- Lime juice - I highly recommend using freshly squeezed lime juice, you can really taste the difference. For even more lime flavor, add a pinch of lime zest!
- Fresh mint - The leaves get blended into the drink before the ice is added and turn the drink a bright green color. Dried mint doesn't work in this recipe.
- Sweetener - I use regular cane sugar in this recipe because it's most common and doesn't have any flavor but maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar or nectar also work great. You can skip it but the cocktail is a little too sour and slightly bitter without it.
To make this frozen mojito, all you need to do is just blend everything together with ice to form a slushy.
To turn the mojito that bright green color, you'll first blend together the white rum, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and cane sugar until the leaves are completely blended and make the drink green.
When the drink is blended well, add ice and blend again until smooth. Pour into a tall glass, garnish with a slice of lime, a string of mint and enjoy!
Turning this cocktail into a mocktail is very simple and easy! All you have to do is omit the rum and add a splash of water or soda instead. Add the same amount of liquid as you would rum into the blender so that you can blend the mint leaves well and have the drink be the same color as the regular cocktail would.
Appetizers to Serve the Mojito With
You can serve these mojitos on their own or with small appetizers when serving at a party. I like serving cocktails with small bite size appetizers or dips and tortilla chips to make them easy to serve and eat.
Bruschetta, crostini, salsas, pico de gallo, hummus, or other dips are usually my go to. The four appetizers listed below are my current favorites, to see the most recent appetizer recipes, head to the Appetizers category.
It's a regular mojito blended up with ice into a slushy.
Yes, just omit the rum and add a splash of water instead. All other ingredients and instructions remain the same.
I personally like Bacardi (which is the most commonly used) or Plantation.
Frozen Mojito is the perfect cocktail for a hot summer day! It comes together in a few and it's beautifully bright green!
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 tsp cane sugar (or any other sweetener - maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar, etc.)
- 10-12 mint leaves
- 1 heaping cup ice
- A lime slice and a string of mint for garnish (optional)
- Add white rum, lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, and ice to a highspeed blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime slice and fresh mint leaves.
Keywords: cocktail, frozen mojito