Brighten Up Your Mojito With a Mango Kiss

Make the refreshing Cuban classic even sexier with the addition of succulent mango.

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You’d think that the Mojito’s refreshing combination of rum with freshly squeezed lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and club soda would be hard to top, especially on a hot summer’s day sitting in the garden. But what if I told you that you can transform the classic cocktail into a magical elixir by adding a simple ingredient from the grocery store? I’m here to share the good news and my love for mangoes.

Mango is probably my favorite fruit. I love everything about it, from its intoxicating aroma to its juicy, creamy texture and insanely exotic flavor. Eating a ripe mango is an experience for all the senses – sexy, transformative, satisfying. Add this to one of the world’s most delicious cocktails and you have yourself a sure winner. In case you don’t know, mango and lime are a match made in heaven.

A Mango Mojito is great because you can make it ahead of time in a big batch to please a crowd, adding the sparkling water at the time of serving. It can be the star of your next springtime brunch or summer cookout, and it pairs wonderfully with food. You can also omit the rum and have a refreshing drink the whole crew can enjoy.

Is Muddling Necessary?

Muddling the lime juice with the sugar and mint is crucial as it releases their flavors, which would not be possible by simply shaking or stirring. If you want to make a pitcher of Mango Mojitos ahead of time, you can make a simple syrup and use that to muddle the mint and lime, then store in the fridge until ready to make your cocktails.

What is the Best Rum to Use to Make a Mango Mojito?

A Mojito is traditionally made with white rum, so use your favorite brand. Alternatively, there are young aged rums that would enhance the sweetness of the mango. Nothing too expensive, but well made and flavorful. Think Havana Club 7 years, Ron Del Barrilito Three Stars, or similar.

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Servings 1
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of white rum
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 2 teaspoons of superfine sugar
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge and mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the mango. In a blender, blend the mango until it’s smooth to make a mango puree.
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  • In a pitcher, muddle the mint leaves along with sugar and lime juice. This will release the aroma and flavor of the mint leaves.
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  • Add the mango puree, rum, and club soda to the pitcher. Stir it all together till it's well combined. Fill glasses with ice and pour the mango mojito over it. Garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.
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Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 2254IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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FAQs & Tips

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Mango Mojito Variations

  • Mango Margarita: Another great way to use mangoes in your cocktail repertoire.
  • Coconut Mojito: Like a trip to the islands, another refreshing take on the classic.
  • Skinny Mojito: All the flavor of mint, lime and rum, with less calories.
  • Virgin Mojito: A refreshing tall drink to beat the heat, without the buzz.

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