Naturally Sweetened Mint Mojito

This Mojito recipe is naturally sweetened using a honey mint simple syrup. It’s refreshing and the ultimate summer cocktail!

paleo mojito drink with mint and limePaleo Mojito Recipe

As if a Mojito wasn’t delicious enough, we’ve added in a little extra kick of mint and sweeten this one with a Honey Mint Simple Syrup. With mint in abundance in the later summer months, it’s the perfect refreshing cocktail to make right now! Serve it to a crowd or enjoy during a casual dinner at home. Either way, it’s going to be loved!

Traditionally Mojitos are made with granulated sugar to sweeten them. The granulated sugar is muddled with the mint to break it down so it doesn’t taste grainy, and to help release the natural oils on the mint. Here, we skip the refined sugar and instead make a quick Honey Mint Simple Syrup that not only adds just the right touch of sweetness to the mojito, but also makes it extra minty. You can skip this step if you’d like, and just make honey simple syrup instead, but that extra hint of mint really makes this summer cocktail special. We recommend making the simple syrup if you’d like to sweeten this naturally, as adding straight honey doesn’t blend well with the cold beverage.

Pouring honey simple syrup into mojitoMojito Ingredients

  • Fresh Mint
  • Lime Juice
  • White Rum
  • Ice
  • Club Soda

How to Make Simple Syrup with Mint

Check out this post for all the instructions and recipe, but here is a quick recap:

  1. First you make a simple syrup by combining 1 part water to 1 part sweetener. In this case, we use honey. Bring it up to a boil and that is a your base simple syrup.
  2. Next you bruise or rough up the clean mint to help release the oil. Then place the cleaned mint leaves in a heat proof bowl. Carefully pour the simple syrup over the mint. Let it infuse for 10 minutes.
  3. Carefully strain the mint leaves, pressing down gently to get all of the oils out of the leaves.
  4. Use in this Mojito and many others!

Mojito recipe on a cutting board surrounded by limesHow to Make a Mojito

We recommend making Mojito’s to order. If you are serving your crowd prep all the ingredients you need and have that ready to go. You can up up to 3 at once if you follow all of these steps and make the drink in a cocktail shaker, and then pour over ice in each individual glass!

  1. Muddle the mint! Place the mint leaves in the glass and muddle to release the oils that give it a nice refreshing, minty flavor. Muddle just enough to slightly bruise the mint. 
  2. Fill the glass ⅔ full with cracked ice. 
  3. Pour in the lime juice, the rum and top it off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with extra lime or mint.

Two mojito cocktails with simple syrup

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Naturally Sweetened Mint Mojito

This Mojito recipe is naturally sweetened using a honey mint simple syrup. It’s refreshing and the ultimate summer cocktail!

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten-free

Ingredients

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  • Small handful of fresh mint, washed well
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Mint Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Club Soda
  • Extra lime and mint for garnish

 

Instructions

  1. Place 5-8 mint leaves in two highball glasses. Place the mint and the simple syrup in the glass. Using a muddler, or the bottom of a wooden spoon, muddle the mint to help release the oils.
  2. Fill the glass ⅔ full with cracked ice. 
  3. Pour in the lime juice, the rum and top it off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with extra lime or mint.

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August 22, 2019

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