This slushy and minty Frozen Mojito blends together homemade mint syrup, lime juice, rum, sparkling water, and ice. Whip up a batch in just 5 minutes for a refreshing poolside cocktail!
Summer fun calls for mojitos
You know it’s going to be a good day when the sun is shining, the pool is glistening, and the cocktails are flowing. A slushy and refreshing Frozen Mojito is just the cherry on top of a perfect day.
This easy summer drink is made with all of your classic mojito ingredients like lime juice, white rum, and sparkling water. The key difference is the addition of homemade mint syrup and lots of ice!
Instead of muddling the mint or blending the fresh leaves right into the drink like most other recipes, I opted to make a homemade mint syrup instead. This extra step is totally worth it because you still end up with all of the bright flavors from the mint but skip out on the flecks of green in your teeth!
This super refreshing and mildly minty cocktail is ready to make all of your summer dreams come true! Grab your favorite poolside outfit, a high-speed blender, and get to sipping.
What is a mojito?
The mojito was born in Cuba way back in the 16th century. It was originally made for medicinal purposes but was so delicious, it became the world-famous cocktail it is today!
Mojito's are a stirred highball cocktail made by first muddling mint leaves with sugar and lime juice, then stirred together with white rum. To finish, it's topped with sparkling water and garnished with slices of lime and sprigs of mint.
The process is a little labor-intensive but so worth it for those refreshing flavors.
Fresh and bright ingredients
Mojitos are famous for being refreshing, vibrant, and a great excuse to use up the mint in your garden. My frozen version doesn’t skip out on the bold, fresh flavors thanks to a small list of delicious ingredients and a homemade syrup:
Mint simple syrup
Instead of blending fresh mint leaves into the mojito slush, I made a homemade mint simple syrup instead. This method ensures you aren’t missing out on the fresh minty flavors of a traditional mojito all while avoiding flecks of green leaves in your teeth.
It’s the best way to end up with a smooth and refreshing frozen cocktail.
The best rum for mojitos is a white rum, like Havana Club or Bacardi. Any mid-priced white rum should work, so use what you like!
If rum isn’t for you or you don’t have any at home, vodka is an easy substitute. The flavor will change slightly but won’t be too drastic.
Fresh is best! This infuses bright, vibrant flavors into each sip. If you don’t have limes or a citrus reamer at home, feel free to use a high-quality bottled lime juice instead.
A small amount of sparkling water will mimic the soda water or sparkling water used in a standard mojito. Plus, it adds fun bubbles and fizz!
Make fresh ice the night before making these cocktails. You’ll need about 6 cups to get the best slushy texture.
How to make a blended mojito
It’s easy! Once the syrup is ready, you’re only minutes away from sitting poolside while sipping on a fresh and tasty cocktail. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Tips and tricks
Make your cocktail exactly how you like or save some time by following these helpful recipe tips:
Can this be made into a frozen virgin mojito?
Totally! Making a mocktail mojito is easy - just leave out the rum! A word of warning: it won’t freeze well, so blend it up and serve immediately.
Your mint syrup can easily be made up to 1 week ahead of time. Keep it in a sealed jar in the fridge until it’s cocktail time.
Frozen mojitos can be blended and put into a freezer-safe container right after. Keep it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve. The texture will be different from when it was originally made but still good!
It's Mojito time!
Okay, friend! It's time for you to make a batch of this boozy frozen party-ready drink. When you do, please make sure to leave a comment below so we can hear what you think!
Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 cup mint leaves about 1 bunch
- ½ cup sugar
- 6 ounces white rum
- ½ cup mint simple syrup
- ¼ cup lime juice about 5 limes
- ¼ cup sparkling water
- 6 cups ice
Mint Simple Syrup
- Combine sugar and ½ cup water togetherr in a medium sauce-pan.
- Cook over medium-high heat untiil sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes
- Remove from heat, add mint leaves and steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain the mint simple syrup. Discard the mint leaves, and cool until ready to use.
- Reserve ½ cup mint simple syrup for the Frozen Mojito and save the rest for other uses (there shouldn't be much left over).
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
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