Cool off with a delicious Mango Mojito! This refreshing cocktail was made for mango lovers! It's loaded with breezy tropical flavors, easy to make, and couldn't be more delicious. Treat yourself to this scrumptious drink today!
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Are you a mango fan? Their sweet, juicy flavor has me totally hooked!
The unique flavor of fresh mango pairs perfectly with zesty lime and fragrant mint in this fun twist on the classic mojito recipe. The result is an easy tropical drink that I know you're going to adore!
Apart from its vibrant taste, my favorite thing about this drink is that it's quick and easy to prepare. I'm showing you exactly how below, so keep reading for all the details!
You should be able to find the ingredients for this mango rum drink in most groceries stores. Here's what you'll need:
- Fresh Mango
- Fresh Lime
- Club Soda
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- White Rum
This recipe pairs classic mojito ingredients—lime juice, sugar, club soda, mint, and rum—with fresh mango. Typically, I like to muddle fruit for mojitos, but fresh mango can be a little slippery, making it harder to mash. So for this drink you'll puree it ... it only takes a minute and is totally worth the effort ... trust me!
Make sure to use high quality ingredients here. Avoid bottled lime juice and choose the sweetest, freshest mango you can find. You’ll really notice a difference in the finished drink.
I prefer fresh mango for this drink, but if you're in a hurry, you can substitute mango nectar. Just keep in mind that mango nectar not pure mango (usually only 20 to 25%), and that it is sweetened. I'd recommend reducing the sugar or eliminating it altogether, depending on how sweet you'd prefer the finished drink. (Mojitos are typically not super sweet.)
How to Pick a Mango
Look for mangos with smooth, unblemished skin. Ripe mangos should have a little give when you press gently on them (similar to an avocado or peach). Color is not an indicator of ripeness.
It's fine of your mangos aren't ripe when you purchase them. Just make sure to allow them to ripen on your counter before using, because the unripe fruit will be hard and fibrous, and it won't work for this recipe.
What rum is best for a mojito?
I used Bacardí Carta Blanca (Superior) for this drink. It's a classic choice for mojitos, plus it's very easy to find, and it’s affordable. Other white rums work fine though, so feel free to substitute your fave. Avoid dark, spiced, and flavored rums for this drink.
You'll Also Need
To make this Mango Mint Mojito, you’ll need a food processor (or high power blender) to puree the mango, as well as a muddler, jigger, and bar spoon. If you don’t have these items, I’d recommend purchasing a cocktail making kit, which will have everything you need to make this drink (and future cocktails). You’ll also need a Collins glass (or large highball), plus plenty of ice, for serving the finished drink.
How to Make a Mango Mojito
Now that you've gathered the ingredients and supplies, let's make this cocktail! You'll find a detailed recipe card below, but here's an overview of the steps:
- Make mango puree. Start by peeling and chopping the mango. Then place the chopped fruit in your food processor (or high powered blender) and blend until pureed. It's okay if there are a few small chunks of fruit, but you want it to be mostly smooth. Tip: one large mango will make about ½ to ¾ cup puree, so you'll have enough for two to three drinks. For a party, you can puree a few in advance, then store the puree in your refrigerator for a day or two.
- Combine lime juice, sugar, and club soda. Next, cut a lime into eight wedges. Squeeze four of the wedges into a Collins glass (or a large highball), then drop them into the glass (save the remaining wedges for another drink). Add three level bar spoons of sugar and one ounce club soda to the lime, then use your muddler to press and twist the ingredients together a few times. Tip: You're simply trying to extract the liquid from the lime and combine it with the sugar. Avoid pulverizing the limes, or your drink will be bitter.
- Add the mint. I have a cool trick for adding the mint that I learned during a mixology class at Casa Bacardí in Puerto Rico! Instead of muddling it (which can leave your drink bitter and lead to mint bits in your teeth), stack the mint leaves in the palm of your hand. Then, use your other hand to smack the mint about five to six times, or until it smells fragrant. Rub the leaves over the glass rim, then drop them into the drink.
- Add rum and mango puree. Next, you'll add two ounces rum and ¼ cup mango puree. Fill your glass with ice, then top off the drink with club soda.
- Stir. Grab your bar spoon and mix well. When you're done, the drink should be a uniform color, and the mint should be distributed throughout the drink.
- Garnish. Finish your drink by garnishing it with a sprig of mint and a half slice of mango. If you add a little slit in the mango with a sharp knife, you can perch it on the rim.
And that's all there is to it ... your colorful, gorgeous, (and most importantly) delicious Mango Mojito is ready to sip! Wasn't that easy?
Now that you've mastered this delicious mango rum drink, check out these mouthwatering mojitos next:
- Classic Mojito
- Strawberry Mojito
- Blueberry Mojito
- Pineapple Mojito
- Watermelon Mojito
- Dark Rum Mojito
- Pomegranate Mojito
- Virgin Mojito
- 1 large mango, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium lime, cut into 8 wedges
- club soda
- 12 mint leaves
- 2 ounces BACARDÍ Superior White Rum or other white rum
- Puree chopped mango in food processor. Set aside.
- Squeeze four lime wedges into Collins glass (or large highball), then drop into glass. Add three level bar spoons sugar and 1 ounce club soda.
- Use muddler to press and twist the ingredients together a few times.
- Stack mint leaves in the palm of your hand. Smack leaves with your other hand, 5 to 6 times, or until fragrant.
- Rub mint over glass rim, then drop into drink.
- Add ¼ cup mango puree to drink, along with rum. Fill glass with ice. Top off drink with club soda.
- Mix drink well, using bar spoon.
- Serve immediately, garnished with a sprig of mint and a mango slice, if desired. Enjoy!