If you’re looking for an easy rum cocktail, this orange mojito is a must try! This fruit mojito is such a fun twist on a classic, comes together in minutes, is super refreshing and totally delish!
You may remember a blueberry mojito recipe I shared a little while back.
Today, I’m mixing things up, but still sticking with a fruity mojito that you’re gonna love!
This orange mojito combines plenty of fresh mint (orange mint, actually!) and freshly squeezed orange juice.
We grow orange mint in our garden. To me, it’s slightly milder in flavour than, say, peppermint and a little sweeter/florally in taste/smell. Plus, the flowers are just gorgeous, don’t ya think? As soon as I saw them, I knew they had to be used. I mean, how could I not 😉 ?
How to Make This Rum Cocktail
Like with pretty much any mojito recipe, you start by muddling things together.
Muddling is just a fancy way of saying smashing things up to release their flavours, especially those mint leaves.
Into a glass goes mint, orange juice and lime juice.
After that, pile in lots of ice (I love crushed ice, but you can use cubed).
Add rum, club soda and sweeten to taste with some simple syrup. Give everything a little stir to ensure it’s mixed well.
Then, just garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and an orange and/or lime slice and enjoy! Easy peasy, right?
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Can I Use Regular Mint Instead?
We happen to grow orange mint in our garden (along with peppermint, spearmint and chocolate mint).
Our mint is growing like crazy. Like, seriously a lot. Any excuse to use it is just fine with me 🙂
If you don’t have orange mint, don’t worry! A regular variety of mint will work perfectly fine.
More Recipe Tips
Opt for white rum here, instead of amber or dark.
Freshly squeezed orange and lime juice is the better option over the ‘from concentrate’ versions.
Don’t want to fuss with simple syrup as a sweetener? Mix in some honey or maple syrup. They will impart a slight flavour, but still delish.
You don’t want to use a huge glass here. Why? You don’t want to water down the mojito flavours by having to use more club soda to top up the glass.
If serving a crowd, you can easily make a jug of mojito. Just multiply the ingredients (the option to do that is in the recipe card below).
More Easy Cocktails You May Enjoy
- Vodka Slushy – Using plenty of frozen raspberries, orange juice and some other simple ingredients, this is a delicious, refreshing cocktail, especially in the summer months.
- Grapefruit Sangria – Tart and not too sweet, this pink-hued sangria is sure to be a party favourite.
- Caesar Cocktail – A Canadian classic! It’s savoury, spicy and has a snack built right in!
- Vodka Soda – Light and refreshing and super easy to put together.
Hope you love this orange cocktail as much as we do!
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon,
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- 10 fresh orange mint leaves (or regular mint)
- 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- crushed or cubed ice (enough to fill glass about half way or so)
- 1.5 ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 1 to 2 tablespoons simple syrup (or to taste, depending on how sweet you like things). See 'Notes' below on how to make.
- orange slice
- lime slice
- mint sprig
- Grab a short cocktail glass and add mint leaves, orange juice and lime juice.
- Muddle (break up) with a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon to release the mint flavour from the leaves.
- Add ice to glass, filling about half way or so.
- Stir in rum, club soda and simple syrup (to taste).See 'Notes' below on how to make simple syrup. Alternatively, dissolve white sugar in your cocktail or use honey or maple syrup, to taste.
- If you like, garnish with more mint leaves (or a sprig of mint), orange and/or lime slice. Enjoy!