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Faux Frozen Mojito (a mocktail recipe)

Good memories of beachside Mojitos

Every winter my husband and I are fortunate enough to take a short mini-vacation somewhere warm while our daughter has her own holiday with her grandparents. Living in Toronto is awesome but the cold, long winters have been a bit much over the past few years.

Our favorite place visited so far has to be Mexico because of the food…but the drinks are also good.  Margaritas are one of my favorite drinks – I love tequila and lime. But a close second is a mojito. While Havana may be the birthplace of the mojito, I’ve got no complaints about how they serve them up in Mexico.  Today is another hot day in Toronto and I’m dreaming of being oceanside on a comfortable lounge chair while being served mojito after mojito.

What makes a mojito?  Typically a mojito is made with white rum, sugar (or sugar cane juice), lime juice, mint, and sparkling water. A nojito is essentially a virgin mojito with the white rum excluded.  There are so many amazing variations of the mojito including the English mojito which subs the rum for gin and the sparkling water for Sprite.

Looking for a good mojito recipe? Check these out:

Jamie Oliver’s Mojito

Mojitos by the Pitcher

Mojito Recipe featured in Esquire

Keto Mojito by SweetasHoney

A spin on a mojito (nojito)

Given the abundance of mint we always have on hand I’ve made a number of mojitos already this summer including this tasty Watermelon Berry Mojito. My husband and I are on a bit of an alcohol “detox” since our trip to Vegas so today I’m aiming to make a cool drink that reminds me of a mojito without the punch of rum.  

I’m going to call this a faux frozen mojito or virgin mojito but it is likely more accurately a frozen English nojito. Whatever you call it – you should call it Delicious!   This concoction mixes my love of mojitos with my love of Slurpees.  Truly the best of both worlds and it won’t leave you with a hangover. Plus, if you really are looking for the real deal, just add Rum or Gin.

Faux Mojito


So what is needed to make this virgin mojito recipe?

This mocktail recipe requires lime, fresh mint, soda water, or better yet Sprite Zero and lots of ice.  You can add a touch of Stevia or simple syrup if preferred.  Unlike the classic mojito which requires muddling the mint in a glass of ice, we are going to blend this all up in the blender.  Super easy, delicious, and a refreshing drink that is perfect for enjoying on a summer day. 

Mojito served in Jar with straw

Faux Frozen Mojito

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

Slushy meets mojito without the alcohol.


  • one lime peeled
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 can of Sprite Zero
  • 5 drops of Stevia or tbsp of simple syrup
  • 1 cup of ice


  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until the mint and ice have broken down and you have a nice smooth consistency.

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