Orange mojitos are the perfect refreshing cocktail recipe. The ingredients are simple – rum, fresh mint, oranges, and sugar!
I love making variations on classic cocktails. Sometimes it is a simple swap, like substituting bourbon for vodka in my Kentucky Mule recipe.
Other times, I add an ingredient like hibiscus simple syrup in my hibiscus Paloma.
The first time I ever tasted a mojito was almost 10 years ago – time flies, doesn’t it? After the first sip, I wondered why I’d never tried one before. Don’t worry – I made up for it.
One day last year, I really wanted a mojito. This was a serious want – almost a need. I was going to make traditional mojitos but decided to change it up when I was buying mint at the grocery store. Some oranges caught my eye and the rest was history.
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I love a good excuse to break out my bar tools. Muddlers are not just for mint juleps after all.
How do you make a mojito?
Muddle mint, 1 lime wedge and 1 orange wedge in a glass or cocktail shaker. Add more lime and orange wedges and the sugar to the mixture and muddle together.
If you’re using a cocktail shaker, pour the contents into an empty glass. Fill the glass with ice to the top and then pour the rum – the best part! Top with some club soda and garnish.
Sounds pretty easy, right?
- Fresh ingredients are the key to this refreshing beverage.
- Mint, oranges, and limes
- Cane sugar (like Sugar in the Raw)
- White rum
- Soda water
Can I use simple syrup instead of cane sugar?
Yes! You can use store-bought simple syrup or make your own. Add equal amounts of sugar and water into a pot and heat it until the sugar dissolves. Wait until it cools and add 1 tablespoon of simple syrup instead of cane sugar.
Orange mojitos are the perfect refreshing cocktail recipe. The ingredients are simple - rum, fresh mint and oranges, and sugar!
- 10 mint leaves
- 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
- 2 thin orange wedges
- 2 teaspoons cane sugar
- 1 1/2 - 2 ounces white rum
- club soda
- Additional mint, lime wedges, orange wedges
- In a tall glass, muddle the mint, 1 lime wedge and 1 orange wedge. Add 2 more lime wedges, 1 orange wedge and the sugar to the mixture and muddle together.
- Fill the glass with ice to the top, then pour the rum over the ice. Top with the club soda. Add the final lime wedge and any additional garnishes.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 519Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 20gSugar: 47gProtein: 8g
Looking for more yummy cocktails?
Try this hibiscus mint julep
or this yummy rum, carrot and orange cocktail!
Tuesday 29th of August 2017
Wow. Very Cool. Thanks for the recipe.
Sunday 7th of June 2015
This looks so refreshing! Pinning to my drinks board now so I can indulge in the near future!
Saturday 6th of June 2015
These look fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up on Merry Monday! You are my featured post for Monday's party! ! Have a great weekend! Kim
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Tuesday 2nd of June 2015
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Sunday 31st of May 2015
I love mojitos and wonder why I've never thought to add orange to them - thanks for the inspiration and the recipe! They definitely are a refreshing summer drink. Hubby and I did a LOT of binge watching of Sons of Anarchy last winter. Enjoy!!
Friday 5th of June 2015
So hard to stop watching once you start, right?