Lemon mojito

Lemon mojito recipe (Mojito Mocktail) : A Scrumptious Delight You Must Try!

This lemon mojito or mocktail uses fresh mint to create a tasty and refreshing non-alcoholic drink. Along with a few other simple ingredients including mint, it’s easy to make at home any time you like! Mojitos are one of the best ways to cool off on a really hot day, especially during Indian summers. This Virgin Mojito, a mocktail version, has mint (easily swapped with fresh basil leaves) which makes it all the more cooling and refreshing.

lemon mojito
lemon mojito

Fresh mint leaves, lemon or lime juice, sugar, white rum, and club soda are always used to make an authentic mojito. However, I made the decision to exclude the rum and create a mocktail variation and virgin mojito recipe. And the mojito beverage was simply amazing. You can prepare this Lemon Mojito with water instead of soda. It can also be made in many batches and refrigerated for further use. Makes for a cool non-alcoholic party drink.

Ingredients for lemon mojito

  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 lemon slices – thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 cups club soda (or soda of choice)
  • 1 pinch salt or add as required
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or add as per taste
  • ¼ cup ice cubes, or as needed

Instructions for lemon mojito

  1. First, rinse the mint leaves in the water a few times. Drain all the water and set it aside.
  2. Pour lime juice, and mint leaves into a highball glass. Add sugar and sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Gently muddle ingredients together by pressing them into the mint leaves (if you don’t have a muddling tool, the back of a wooden spoon works).
  4. Add some crushed ice or ice cubes.
  5. Pour soda, sparkling water, or water. Stir well with a stirrer or spoon.
  6. Top with additional ice; garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.
  7. Serve lemon mojito at once.

Tips and Variations

  • Easily swap fresh mint leaves with basil in this recipe.
  • excessive crushing of the mint or basil can give a bitter taste.
  • For the sweetener, you can add your preferred sweetener.
  • If you are not fond of club soda, replace it with water instead.

Recipe variations for Lemon mojito

  • Omit sugar and use Sprite in place of club soda
  • Use lemon juice, grapefruit juice, or pineapple juice in place of lime juice
  • Muddle fresh berries, pineapple, or watermelon with the mint
  • Replace sugar with simple syrup
  • Blend ingredients for a frozen mojito

Types of Mojito

  • Dirty Mojito – made with key limes, dark spiced rum, brown sugar
  • Greek Mojito – made with Metaxa, an amber spirit from Greece
  • English Mojito – made with Sprite, gin and sometimes has cucumber
  • Mojito Royal – uses champagne as an alternative to soda
  • Malibu Mojito – has flavors of coconut


  • Can I use water to create a Lemon mojito?

Of course, water can also be used to make this mojito.

  • My mojito became a little bit bitter. What might cause this?

It can be the result of excessive basil or mint leaf tearing or crushing. Additionally, avoid using the leaves and stems because they might provide a bitter flavor to the mojito.

  • Is basil the same as Thai basil? Is it possible to substitute Thai basil for normal basil in this recipe?

Despite being members of the same plant family, they are distinct from one another. The flavor of Thai basil is distinctively sweet and distinct from that of conventional basil. For this dish, Thai basil works just as well.


In conclusion, the Lemon Mojito stands as a vibrant and revitalizing cocktail choice that effortlessly marries the bright essence of freshly squeezed lemons with the invigorating touch of mint leaves. This concoction offers a delightful symphony of flavors, with the tartness of lemons harmonizing beautifully with the cooling sensation of crushed mint. The balance between the tangy citrus notes and the natural sweetness makes for a drink that not only refreshes the palate but also uplifts the spirit.

Its preparation, which involves muddling fresh lemon juice, mint leaves, and a touch of sugar, followed by the addition of ice, white rum, and club soda, results in a visually appealing and aromatic beverage. The Lemon Mojito’s effervescent appearance, adorned with a garnish of mint leaves and a lemon slice, invites one to take a sip and experience the crisp, zesty burst of flavors.


Calories 37 kcal
Fat 1.9 g
5.3 mg
120 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A
16 IU
Vitamin C
8 mg
Calcium 12 mg



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