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Gin Mojito

A floral and fragrant twist on the traditional mojito. You can now enjoy your favorite gin muddled with mint and lime. Sweetened with a simple syrup and topped with club soda for a little fizz, this gin mojito is sure to please the gin lover in your life.

Gin mojitos in a glass with a glass straw, garnished with lime and fresh mint leaves

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Why I love gin mojitos

Even though I’ve always been a fan of mojitos, I’m still learning to like rum. Since we don’t always have rum in our liquor cabinet, I often opt for an alternative when I’m in the mood for a mojito, or when my mint plant is running wild.

Gin is my favorite choice because I love the way the herbaceous gin pairs with the lime and mint. Plus, it’s a great change of pace from my usual negroni or gin basil smash.

If you’re a fan of gin, I promise you’ll love a gin mojito.

Gin mojitos in a glass with a glass straw, garnished with lime and fresh mint leaves

Here’s what you’ll need to make them

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • Gin (this is traditionally rum in a mojito, but we’re using gin)
  • Fresh mint
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup – or other liquid sweetener, like agave nectar
  • Club soda
Gin mojitos in a glass with a glass straw, garnished with lime and fresh mint leaves

How to make gin mojitos

Muddle the mint. In a large glass or cocktail shaker, combine the mint, lime juice and simple syrup. Smash with a muddler until the mint is crushed.

Shake the cocktail. Add ice and rum, and shake until cold. This should take about 15 – 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.

Garnish and serve. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge before serving.

A bottle of gin, a glass with just mint leaves in it and a cocktail jigger on it s side with a bowl of limes off to the side.

FAQs and tips for making gin mojitos

What is the best alcohol for mojitos?

While it is traditionally made with silver rums, if you want to try different version you could use gin or vodka. I would keep with a clear liquor, but a dark rum would work, too.

What ingredients are in a mojito?

A traditional mojito consists of a simple syrup muddled with lime juice and fresh mint leaves, mixed with rum and topped with club soda. For this recipe we will use gin instead of rum!

Can you make a mojito without mint?

You could substitute basil, cilantro, or rosemary, just about any fresh herb that can be muddled. However, keep in mind that mint is a prominent flavor in a mojito, so your result will be much different when using different herbs.

Gin mojitos in a glass garnished with lime and fresh mint leaves and a bowl of limes and a bottle of gin in the background.

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Gin cocktail in a glass garnished with lime and fresh mint leaves and a bowl of limes on the side and a cocktail jigger.
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Gin Mojito

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 mojitos 1x
  • Category: Gin
  • Method: Shaking
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A floral and fragrant twist on the traditional mojito. You can now enjoy your favorite gin muddled with mint and lime. Sweetened with a simple syrup and topped with club soda for a little fizz, this gin mojito is sure to please the gin lover in your life.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • Handful of mint leaves (about 10 leaves)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 4 ounces gin
  • Ice
  • 23 ounces club soda
  • For garnish: sliced limes, fresh mint

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker or glass, muddle the mint, lime juice and simple syrup.
  2. Add the gin to the cocktail shaker and fill partially with ice. Shake until cold.
  3. Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish before serving.

Keywords: gin mojito, mojito without gin, mojito recipe, gin cocktail

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