Make this virgin mojito mocktail then check out our virgin mary mocktail, passion fruit martini mocktail, virgin piña colada, gimlet mocktail and more mocktail recipes.

What is a mojito?

A deliciously refreshing blend of rum, mint, soda water, sugar and lime juice, the origins of this classic Cuban cocktail stretch back to the 1500s but it exploded in popularity in the 19th century with the birth of the Bacardí rum brand. Try our classic mojito recipe.

How to make a mojito mocktail

Here, we've given this drink a zero-alcohol twist by swapping the rum for apple juice mixed with a dash of almond extract. Trust us, it works!

Mojito mocktail recipe


  • 1 lime, halved and sliced into wedges
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 6 mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • 3-4 tbsp apple juice
  • a dash almond extract
  • for topping up sparkling water


  • STEP 1

    Use the end of a rolling pin to muddle the lime wedges with the sugar in a highball glass. Add the mint leaves and lightly muddle again. Fill the glass with ice and pour over the fruit juice and almond extract. Stir, then top up with sparkling water and garnish with more mint leaves.


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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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