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The mojito is a classic cocktail that never fails to delight, especially when the weather’s warm. Even though the traditional version is always refreshing, believe it or not, we’ve found ways to take your average mojito to the next level.
By using a wide range of different fruit, liquors, and mixers, we’ve created a colorful list of 10 different ways to make a one-of-a-kind variation on the mojito.
Take a look of our mojito recipe roundup and get ready to put your DIY cocktail-crafting tools to use. Now, who’s ready to sip off into a blissful, beachy oblivion?
The mango mojito is a popular variation on the classic version. You'll find this recipe being used in parts of Palm Beach County, Florida, and Crested Butte, Colorado. If the standard mojito wasn't enough to get you in the tropical state of mind, this fruity twist will definitely do the trick.
This mojito substitutes Japanese shiso leaves for the mint, sweet sake (mansaku no hana) for the rum, and Sprite for the club soda. Nihongo is the Japanese word for, well, “Japanese.” Created in Tokyo, this refreshing drink is appreciated by locals and foreigners alike.
Pineapple mint is a great variety of mint to use in tropical cocktails, and this one might be its finest application. You can find it at specialty food stores, or, if you’re the gardening type, try growing your own. Sweetness and mint is the perfect combination.
Adding raspberries to a smoothie is a common trick for imparting flavor and nutrients, but who says you can’t add them to your cocktail? There’s something fun about muddling raspberries in a glass, and they make an excellent addition to the classic mojito.