This Mango Mojito is a refreshing summer cocktail that combines rum, mint, and delicious mango nectar. The sweetness of the mango and the brightness of the mint makes this cocktail a perfect refresher.
Why You’ll Love this Mango Mojito Recipe
Take this traditional Mojito recipe up a notch with a delicious mango mixture. Here’s why this cocktail recipe is so good:
- A refreshing cocktail that’s packed with flavor.
- Fruity spin on the classic drink.
- Easy cocktail recipe.
- Perfect cocktail to cool off on a hot day or serve up for happy hour!
Want more delicious cocktails? We have tons of fun summer cocktail recipes, that will quench your thirst.
What is Mango Nectar?
Mango Nectar is lightly sweetened mango juice. My local grocery store carries two delicious brands: Goya Mango Nectar and Jumex Mango Nectar. Your store may carry different brands, so look for a mango nectar.
Is Mango Nectar Different than Mango Juice?
Yes, Mango Nectar is only juice from a mango.
Where as Mango Juice is a blend with other types of fruit juices. The container will typically say 100% Fruit Juice, which means it is a mix of mango juice with apple juice, pineapple juice and/or grape juices. It still has a dominant mango flavor, but it’s reduced by the accompanying juices.
If you can only find Mango Juice, go for it! It’ll still create a delicious tropical twist to your Mojito.
Can I use Fresh Mangos?
Yes, if you want to make this drink recipe with fresh mangos it takes a few more steps.
Start by cutting your ripe mangos in half and scooping out the mango pulp. Take these mango chunks and create a mango puree in a food processor or high speed blender. This Ninja Blender is my favorite. It can puree anything in seconds!
Then follow the recipe below using your mango puree instead of mango nectar.
It will be a thicker mango cocktail by using the puree instead of nectar.
- Tall Glass
- Cocktail Shaker (optional)
If you don’t have a muddler, the handle of a wooden spoon will work in pinch. It takes a little longer, as there is less surface area on a spoon than the bottom of a muddler and a little harder to release the flavor of the mint.
If you like to make Mojitos, then definitely pick up a muddler. I use this wooden muddler because it has little spikes on the end, which makes muddling quick and easy!
Mango Mojito Ingredients
This delicious drink only needs a few simple ingredients to create an amazing cocktail:
Fresh Mint Leaves: 5-7 mint leaves for muddling in the bottom of the glass to release the mint oil, plus a sprig of mint for garnish.
Simple Syrup: The mint leaves and simple syrup are muddled together to create a quick mint simple syrup.
White Rum: Use your favorite White rum, Light rum or Silver rum. These are the best rum options for a mojito because they have slight citrus notes that mix well with fruit juices. Dark rum is too flavorful and will start to overpower the mango flavor.
Fresh Limes: A few squeezes of fresh lime juice plus lime wedges or a lime wheel for garnish.
Club Soda: To give this delicious mango mojito a little effervescence. You can also use variations such as tonic water, soda water or seltzer water.
How to Make a Mango Mojito
You can make individual cocktails or make this fruity mojito recipe in a larger batch using a cocktail shaker.
STEP 1: Place 5-7 mint leaves in the bottom of your tall glass.
STEP 2: Add simple syrup and use a muddler to press on the leaves to release the mint oil. The leaves will break apart some, but they do not need to be over-muddled to where they turn mushy.
STEP 3: Juice 1 fresh lime into the serving glass.
STEP 4: Add White Rum and Mango Nectar. Stir well.
STEP 5: Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
STEP 6: Top with Club Soda.
STEP 7: Add a mint sprig and a lime wedge for garnish.
Mango Mojito Cocktail Shaker Directions
If you want to make more than one Mango Mojito, then making them in a cocktail shaker is a quicker option.
- Double or triple the ingredients (depending on the size of your cocktail shaker).
- Follow steps 1-4 above to get the muddled mint, mango juice, lime juice and liquor mixed.
- Add ice cubes to your cocktail shaker and shake until the outside is frosty.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice, leaving enough room to add 2 ounces of Club Soda on top.
- Add Garnishes.
More Mojito Recipes
Love the flavor of mint in your cocktails? Then try these other Mojito recipes too:
Mango Mojitos are the perfect summer drink! They’re fruity and refreshing, and can be made with just a handful of ingredients. In the summertime, nothing beats a cold drink with a sweet and fruity flavor.
- 5-7 mint leaves for muddling
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice (approximately 1 medium lime)
- 2 ounces Mango Nectar
- 1.5 ounces White Rum
- 2 ounces Club Soda
- Mint Sprig for garnish
- Lime Wedge or Lime Wheel for garnish
- Place 5-7 mint leaves in the bottom of your tall glass.
- Add simple syrup and use a muddler to press on the leaves to release the mint oil.
- Juice 1 fresh lime into the cocktail glass.
- Add White Rum and Mango Nectar. Stir well.
- Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
- Top with Club Soda.
- Add a mint sprig and a lime wedge for garnish.
See recipe post for tips, variations and substitutions. Drink Responsibly.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.