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Nojito (Virgin Mojito Mocktail)

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This alcohol-free Mojito is a delightfully refreshing cocktail. Filled with lime ‘zingyness’, sugar sweetness and mint freshness, they’re undeniably enjoyable to drink.

Virgin Mojito

Craving a cocktail, but you’re doing a dry challenge, pregnant, or don’t drink? Enjoy this minty virgin mojito—you will love it! I love mojitos, but this one is a great alternative when I’m looking for a non-alcoholic beverage. I drank a lot of these when I was pregnant (funny because my daughter Madison loves them too). Do you miss the rum? Not really! A  mojito has such strong flavors that omitting the rum doesn’t radically change anything.

Why This Nojito Recipe Works

  • Fun: Just because it’s a nonalcoholic drink, it doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. This mojito mocktail feels festive to have at parties.
  • Simple: After you muddle the ingredients, just fill your glass with ice and soda for a quick and easy virgin mojito.
  • Versatile: You can play around with different flavors. Add strawberries, raspberries, passion fruit, or lychee for variations!
  • Great Way to Use Mint: Every summer, I always have tons of mint in my garden, so I love making this nojito recipe.
  • Refreshing: This mocktail is perfect way to cool off on a hot day.

What’s the difference between a nojito and mojito?

A mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail made of rum, lime, mint, and soda. A nojito is a nonalcoholic mojito without rum.

What is a nojito made of?

  • Spearmint: You’ll need 10 fresh mint leaves.
  • Lime: Cut half of a lime into three wedges.
  • Sweetener: Use your preferred sweetener, like monk fruit, stevia, or sugar.
  • Soda: You’ll need seven ounces of club soda or sugar-free lemon-lime soda.
  • Ice: Fill your glass up with ice cubes for a cold drink.

How to Make a Nojito Mocktail

  1. Muddle the mint and one lime wedge in a tall glass to release the mint oils and lime juice.
  2. Lime and Sugar: Add another lime wedge with the sweetener and muddle again.
  3. Soda: Fill the glass with ice and club soda.
  4. Serve: Stir, garnish with a few mint sprigs, and serve with a straw.


  • Virgin Strawberry Mojito: Muddle some strawberries.
  • Raspberry Nojito: Add some muddled raspberries.
  • Ginger and Lemon Nojito: Swap the soda for ginger beer and the limes for lemon.
  • Cucumber: Muddle a few cucumber slices with the lime and mint.
  • Like things less sweet? Decrease the sugar to suit your tastes.

How to Prep for a Party

You can batch these nojitos for a party, so you don’t have to make them individually for guests.

  • Multiply the ingredients by the number of drinks you need and muddle everything in one big pitcher.
  • Right before your guests arrive, pour in the soda.
  • To serve, fill a glass with ice and pour the nojito to the top.

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Virgin Mojito Mocktail

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 tall glass


  • 10 small fresh spearmint leaves
  • 1/2 medium lime, cut into 3 wedges, divided
  • 1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener, stevia, or sugar
  • 7 ounces club soda, or sugar free lemon lime soda
  • 1 cup ice cubes, as needed


  • In a sturdy tall glass, place the mint leaves and 1 lime wedge. Use a muddler and crush the mint and lime to release mint oils and lime juice.
  • Add remaining lime wedges and 1 tablespoon sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with ice and fill the glass with club soda.
  • Stir and garnish with a few sprigs of mint. Serve with a straw.

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Serving: 1 tall glass, Calories: 58.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 15.2 g, Protein: 0.5 g, Fat: 0.1 g, Fiber: 0.9 g