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! 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
Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
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, right?
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 super fast, so any excuse to use it is great with me!
If you don’t have orange mint, don’t worry! A regular variety of mint will work perfectly fine.
Tips for Making This Recipe
- Use 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).
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If you make this orange mojito cocktail, be sure to leave a comment below!
Orange Mojito Recipe
- 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 halfway or so
- 1.5 ounces white rum
- ½ 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)
Garnish Ideas (optional)
- Orange slice
- Lime slice
- Mint sprig
- Add mint leaves, orange juice and lime juice to a short cocktail glass.
- Muddle (break up) mint leaves with a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon to release the mint flavour from the leaves.
- Add ice to glass, filling about halfway or so.
- Stir in rum, club soda and simple syrup (to taste).See "Notes" below on how to make simple syrup. Alternatively, use honey or maple syrup (to taste). Honey or maple syrup will impart a slightly different flavour to your cocktail.
- If you like, garnish to taste with more mint leaves (or a sprig of mint), orange and/or lime slice. Serve and, as always, enjoy responsibly!
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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