Summer is just upon us and now we will want drinks that can not only hydrate you but also entertain your taste buds. One such refreshing mixture of lime and mint, better known as virgin mojito, is going to rule your house during this summer season. Additionally, it is a non-alcoholic drink, hence, you can serve them to your kids and help them beat it with this refreshing mojito! 

Mojito is thought to have originated in Havana, Cuba, although its exact origin is still up for debate. One of the popular theories says that the local South American Indians had remedies for various illnesses. Hence, a boarding party went ashore in Cuba and returned with ingredients for effective medicine and this is how mojito was invented. 

Effortless Virgin Mojito Recipe! 

Most people are familiar with the cocktail mojito, which is an alcohol-based drink that is made using mint leaves, lime juice, and then sweetened with sugar. However, this non-alcoholic version is popular as Virgin Mojito. 

The base ingredients of the mojito remain the same, i.e. mint leaves and lemon juice. But, the alcohol is substituted with a bubbling drink such as club soda, sprite, or simply sparkling water. It is an alcohol-free drink and thus known as one of the favorites of kids and adults alike. 

Our virgin mojito recipe is amazingly refreshing and effortless to make. Also, it is not an overly sweet or sugary drink that will leave you feeling lethargic after you finish. You can drink this mojito all year round, but it is amazingly beneficial on a hot summer day! So, let’s see how you can make this delicious mojito at home. 

Virgin Mojito
Virgin Mojito

Quick Stats 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 5 minutes 

Servings: 2 drinks 


  • 2 tablespoon lime juice or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 20-24 mint leaves
  • 1 lime sliced
  • Ice as required
  • Club soda sprite, sparkling water, or ginger ale 
  • Muddler or large wooden spoon for mixing

Method to Prepare 

  • First, make simple syrup by dissolving sugar into the water. 
  • Then, take a tall serving glass and add lime juice, simple syrup, half of the lime slice, and mint leaves. Muddle or crush the ingredients using the muddler or the back of the large wooden spoon. 
  • Do not do it rigorously. Only muddle ingredients for 10 seconds. By then, the mint will release its essential oil. 
  • Overdoing it can make the mint taste bitter and your drink unpleasant. 
  • Now, fill your glass with ice and pour bubbling beverages like club soda, sparkling water, or ginger ale. 
  • Cut the lemon and use the slices and mint leaves to garnish your mojito and enjoy! 


Final Words 

It is a classic and refreshing non-alcoholic drink that is made using mint leaves, lemon juice. As we are making the non-alcoholic version, you can let your kids drink this delicious summer-special drink. So, try it as it is great for summer parties and can be made in a jiffy for the crowd.