A Mango Mojito Mocktail is tangy, bright, and super simple to make! Made with fresh ingredients, this is the ultimate summer refresher, without any booze. Serves 2.
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Sprouts. As always, all opinions are my own.
about this mango mojito mocktail
Summer is fast approaching, my friends.
Here in good old Colorado, the heat has been up and down. However, I know before long, there will be sweltering temperatures.
For now, I am just basking in the sun any chance that I get, even if it’s through my office window as I work.
Being stuck at home has made me really start craving a cocktail in the afternoon… Of course, since we aren’t technically on vacation with this stay-at-home order, drinking in the afternoon quickly leads to abandoning work.
So, in order to stay on track, I am all about making mocktails. Getting the flavors of my favorite cocktails without the booze is super satisfying and helps me feel refreshed at the same time.
This mango mojito mocktail quickly became a favorite of mine as soon as I tested it.
The key to the flavor? Fresh produce. I have been shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market throughout these weird times that we are in, and without fail, I am finding everything that I need. I know that can’t be guaranteed everywhere, but the farm-fresh product at Sprouts Farmers Market is outstanding in flavor, price, and simply the fact that I can easily get my hands on what I want.
You can get mango to use in the recipe, as well as fresh limes for garnish. I personally like to use Sprouts organic lime juice for it, because it’s easier than juicing limes and the flavor is just as fresh.
In addition, if for some reason you can’t get fresh mango at your local Sprouts Farmers Market, they have plenty of frozen fruit that can be used for this recipe. It’s actually one of the few places I ever find frozen mango!
Not to mention, you can pick up a ton of better-for-you seltzers, spritzers, and drink mixes to make more mocktails to inspire your daily afternoon refreshment hour. A personal favorite of mine is their Italian soda over ice with a garnish of fresh berries. YUM.
mango. Fresh mango is best to use here! Be sure to peel it before cutting it into chunks. You can also use frozen mango! Simply thaw the mango and strain out any excess liquid before using it.
lime. You will need one whole lime, sliced into wheels.
mint. I always recommend using fresh mint in a mojito! It’s the best way to get the fresh flavor you are looking for in the drink.
lime juice. I used Sprouts Organic Lime Juice for this recipe, but you can use any store-bought lime juice. You can also use fresh limes and squeeze your own fresh lime juice!
simple syrup. I always make my own simple syrup to keep in the fridge! You can also use store-bought but it’s so easy to make there’s no reason not to make it yourself.
club soda. Plain club soda (or sparkling water) is all you need for this recipe.
this recipe’s must-haves
Thankfully, this recipe is super simple so there isn’t a lot of equipment to worry about! You’ll need a blender to blender up the mango for the cocktail.
You will also need a chef’s knife and cutting board to slice up the fresh limes.
Finally, you will need a muddler to muddle together the fresh mint and lime.
here’s how to make a mango mocktail
Add the chunks of fresh mango (or frozen and thawed if you need) to a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Now muddle the lime wheels, mint leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup in the glasses you plan to use. Don’t muddle too much, just about 10 seconds. If you smash the mint too much, it releases a bitter flavor.
Top the muddled fruit with mango puree and then fill the glass with ice. Finish with club soda and give it all a stir to combine. I like to garnish my mocktail with a lime wheel!
tips for success
use fresh ingredients! To make the most of this simple mocktail mojito, you’ll want to use fresh mango, lime, and mint.
make the puree ahead of time. It’s easy to make the puree ahead of time! Simply puree and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
can I make a big batch of this mango mocktail recipe?
This mocktail is fantastic for making in a big batch for a party or dinner party! To make a big batch (enough to serve 6), you will need 3 cups chopped mango, 3 limes, 36 mint leaves, 3 oz lime juice, 6 oz simple syrup, and club soda.
You can assemble the cocktails in individual glasses, OR serve it in a big pitcher! To serve in a pitcher, muddle the lime slices, mint leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup in the bottom of an empty pitcher. Add the mango puree and fill with ice cubes. Stir to combine and top with club soda!
Garnish individual glasses with a lime wheel and mint sprig.
can I use frozen mango?
Yes you can! If you plan to do so, be sure to thaw and drain the mango before putting it in the blender to puree.
If you would like to try another nonalcoholic mango drink, try this refreshing coconut mango lassi.
Pair this mocktail with a tasty mango chicken salad sandwich!
- 1 cup fresh, peeled mango chunks (about 1 mango)
- 1 lime, sliced
- 12 mint leaves
- 1 oz Sprouts Organic lime juice
- 2 oz simple syrup
- Club soda
- Garnish: mint sprig, lime wheel
- Puree fresh mango until smooth in a blender.
- In a cocktail glass, muddle together half of the lime slices, 6 mint leaves, 1/2 oz lime juice, and 1 oz simple syrup. Repeat with a second cocktail glass and remaining lime slices, mint, lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Add half of the mango puree to each glass.
- Fill each glass with ice and top with club soda. Stir and serve.