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Refreshing Orange Mojito Cocktail Recipe

An Orange Mojito cocktail is the perfect refreshing easy drink recipe. The ingredients are simple – rum, fresh mint, oranges, and sugar!

prepared orange mojito recipe in a tall glass

I love making variations on my favorite cocktails, especially when starting with a classic cocktail recipe.

Sometimes, it is a simple swap, like substituting bourbon for vodka in my Kentucky Mule recipe. 

Other times, I add an ingredient like simple syrup from hibiscus to my hibiscus Paloma.

The first time I ever tasted a mojito was over 10 years ago – time flies, doesn’t it? After that first sip, I wondered why I’d never tried this perfect cocktail.

Don’t worry – I made up for it.

a wooden muddler with mint and an orange wedge in a mason jar
muddling cane sugar and lime juice, mint leaves, and orange slices in a glass

I wanted a mojito on one of those hot summer days last year. This was a severe want – almost a need.

I was going to make a traditional mojito but decided on a fun twist when buying mint at the grocery store. Some oranges caught my eye, and the rest was history.

I love a good excuse to break out my bar tools. Muddlers are not just for mint juleps, after all.

adding rum to a glass with muddle mint, citrus, and ice cubes

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How do you make a mojito?

Muddle mint, 1 lime wedge, and 1 orange wedge in a glass or cocktail shaker. You can use a thick wooden spoon if you don’t have a muddler.

Add more lime and orange wedges in equal parts and the sugar to the mixture and muddle again. If you’re using a cocktail shaker, pour the contents into an empty glass. 

Fill the glass with ice cubes to the top and then pour in the light rum – the best part! Top with some club soda and garnish.

My favorite garnishes are orange slices, fresh mint leaves, and a lime slice.

Sounds like a simple mojito cocktail, right?

stirring mojito ingredients together in a collins glass

Orange Mojito Recipe Ingredients

Fresh ingredients are the key to this ultimate summer cocktail. The addition of oranges adds a refreshing twist to classic mojito ingredients.

  • Mint, oranges, and limes
  • Cane sugar (like Sugar in the Raw)
  • White rum
  • Soda water
orange mojitos on a wooden board

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 the syrup cools, and add 1 tablespoon of simple syrup to the mojito instead of cane sugar.

one orange mojito in a clear glass with a bowl of limes and oranges in the background
one orange mojito in a clear glass with a bowl of limes and oranges in the background

Orange Mojito

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

An Orange Mojito cocktail is the perfect refreshing easy drink recipe. The ingredients are simple – rum, fresh mint, oranges, and sugar!


  • 10 mint leaves
  • ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 thin orange wedges
  • 2 teaspoons cane sugar
  • 1.5 - 2 ounces white rum
  • club soda


  • Additional mint, lime wedges, orange wedges


  1. In a tall glass, muddle the mint, 1 lime wedge, and 1 orange wedge.
  2. Add 2 more lime wedges, 1 orange wedge, and the sugar to the mixture and muddle together.
  3. Fill the glass with ice to the top, then pour the rum over the ice.
  4. Top with the club soda.
  5. Add the final lime wedge and any additional garnishes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 13gSugar: 47gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be correct.

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Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Wow. Very Cool. Thanks for the recipe.

Joann Woolley

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

carolyn | homework

Tuesday 2nd of June 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I loved your project and featured you. carolyn ~ homework


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!!

Jenny B

Friday 5th of June 2015

So hard to stop watching once you start, right?

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