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Sip on a little bit of sunshine when you enjoy a homemade Orange Mojito! This twist on the classic cocktail recipe features the perfect amount of vibrant freshly squeezed orange juice to add a fruity, summery flair. Other classic mojito ingredients like white rum and fresh mint leaves really bring the whole thing home in the best way!
Oh, summer. How are you already pretty much here so soon?! To really celebrate my love of the sunny season this year, I think I’m going to make all of my favorite cocktails – like this orange mojito! Well, I guess I make cocktails all summer every year, so this year isn’t too different… Besides the fact that I’m introducing this citrus concoction to the mix! After all, freshly squeezed orange juice practically screams summertime.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a mojito I didn’t like. With that being said, though, they’re certainly not all created equally. The BEST mojitos features fresh mint leaves, freshly squeezed lime juice, and in this case, freshly squeezed orange juice. You get the idea – fresh is best! This cocktail recipe is one of my newest favorites for that very reason. When it feels like I’m about to melt from the heat outside, there’s nothing better than cooling off with a cool, crisp, fresh orange mojito.
Why You’ll Love This
- A fun twist. Mojitos are one of my all-time favorite cocktails to order virtually everywhere I go, especially in the heat of the summer. I also love experimenting with different flavors of mojitos at home. This is definitely one of my favorites that I’ve concocted, and it’s so simple!
- Freshly flavored. As previously mentioned, the fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, and fresh mint leaves really do create the best flavor in this orange mojito. Try not to substitute any of these ingredients with anything less than fresh!
- Perfect for summer parties. Cheers, friends! I love serving these orange mojitos at backyard barbecues, pool parties, beach house getaways, and everything in between. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a glass of liquid sunshine in the heat, which is exactly what this sweet, fruity, and minty drink tastes like.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this orange mojito recipe. Make sure to scroll down to view the full recipe for exact measurements.
- Fresh mint
- Cane sugar
- Lime juice
- Orange juice
- White rum
- Club soda
How To Make an Orange Mojito
Here is a general overview of the steps involved to make this orange mint cocktail. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for the full recipe.
Muddle. Place the mint leaves on the bottom of the glass. Add the sugar, lime juice, and orange juice to the glass. Muddle the leaves to release the mint oils.
Add the final ingredients. Mix in the rum, then top off the glass with some ice and club soda.
Enjoy! Add more orange juice or leave it just as it is. Garnish to your heart’s desire. Give it a good final stir, then serve and enjoy every fruity sip!
Recipe Tips, Substitutions, and Variations
Make the best orange mojitos when you check out these easy tips and tricks:
- Yes, you can use bottled orange juice. I highly recommend using fresh orange juice for the very best flavor. However, if that’s not possible for any reason, you can use equal parts bottled juice instead. It can be pulp-free or have some pulp – the choice is yours!
- Can’t find any cane sugar? No worries! Plain white granulated sugar also works. You could even go more natural with coconut sugar or try to take a less sugary route entirely with turbinado or Splenda. If you conduct a taste test and decide the drink needs more sugar, go for it! But I don’t recommend adding any more sugar until after you’ve tasted it first.
- Choose the right rum. When picking out what rum to purchase, make sure it’s white rum! Also, stay away from anything too cheap. A middle of the road rum will give you great flavor and (hopefully) not a massive headache like the cheap stuff tends to cause.
- Mix fruits. Orange and passionfruit or orange and guava juice would be even more delightful in this orange mojito! Feel free to mix another fruit in this if you choose.
Can I make an orange mojito ahead of time?
Here’s the deal. When cocktails have some bubbles from club soda like this one does, it’s best to enjoy them immediately. You don’t want to let the club soda sit in the glass or a pitcher for too long before serving, otherwise it’ll go flat. I recommend serving and enjoying your orange mojitos as soon as they’re stirred up!
More Mojito Recipes I Love:
Remember when I said I loved mojitos? I wasn’t joking! Here are some of my very favorite mojito recipes that help me beat that brutal summertime heat:
- 3 sprigs of fresh mint
- 2 Tablespoons cane sugar
- 1 ounce (28 ml) lime juice
- 2 ½ ounces (71 ml) orange juice, freshly squeezed, recommended
- 2 ounces (57 ml) white rum
- Club soda, to fill glass
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- Place mint leaves at the bottom of your highball glass.
- Continue by adding the sugar, lime juice, and orange juice. Use a muddler and crush to release mint oils.
- Add in the rum and mix with a bar spoon.
- Fill the glass almost to the top with ice and club soda.
- Optional: Leave ½ ounce of the orange juice and pour it over the club soda.
- Stir, taste, and enjoy!
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