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A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink! This non-alcoholic mojito recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. There is so much flavor from the healthy ingredients in this mojito virgin mocktail and they’re super easy to make for a crowd.

Two glasses of a virgin mojito with lime and mint on a white board
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Just a few simple ingredients come together to make this mojito mocktail an incredibly refreshing drink. Perfect for adults and kids alike, this is guaranteed to be your new favorite drink.

What Ingredients Are in a Virgin Mojito Recipe?

lime, mint, and ice on a white board with a citrus squeezer for making a mojito mocktail

Fresh lime juice makes this drink bright and flavorful, but you can totally cheat if you want to make pitchers for a crowd, or just don’t feel the desire to squeeze limes.

Using a quality limeade is a great substitute for the lime juice and the simple syrup combo. Use 1/4 cup of limeade in lieu of the fresh lime and honey syrup. When I buy limeade I love Newman’s Own brand because it tastes fresh and has a great lime flavor.

We use plain sparkling water that we make in our Soda Stream, but feel free to use your favorite sparkling water. Want to use a flavored sparkling water? Go for it! I would stick with lime or lemon, but that’s just me.

Technically you could also use ginger ale or a lemon-lime flavored soda in lieu of the sparkling water, but I’m in the camp of “why add more sugar when it isn’t needed”.

How Long Can You Store the Simple Syrup?

If you want to make the Honey Simple Syrup ahead of time, you can store it in the fridge for up to four weeks.

How to Make a Virgin Mojito?

  1. Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together. Muddling = mushing them up and crushing the leaves to release the flavor and oils the mint. Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Or a set of brass knuckles. To each their own. 
  2. Add the honey simple syrup.
  3. Add the sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit (see Variations below).
Process shots for making virgin mojito mocktails

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes:

  • Try freezing mint or making mint simple syrup if you have a surplus so you always have the ingredients on hand.
  • If you want to make this for a crowd, pulse the fresh mint in a food processor with a splash of water, or roughly chop it with a knife. Muddling the mint in each individual glass would be a giant pain in the butt.
  • Sub in 1/4 cup limeade instead of fresh lime juice and honey simple syrup.
  • Premix and freeze the lime/syrup combo in small souper cubes so everything is ready to go when the cravings strike.
  • If you want to make this mojito mocktail an “adult” drink, add 2 oz white rum when you add the sparkling water.
Virgin mocktails, mint, and a bowl of ice on a white background

Variations on this Mojito Virgin Recipe:

Feel free to add fresh fruit or veg to this virgin mojito recipe. Things like:

Glass filled with a virgin mojito recipe with lime and mint
4.96 from 45 ratings

Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Two glasses of virgin mojitos with lime and mint on a white board
A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink. This mojito mocktail recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. 


  • 10 mint leaves, large or 15 small
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey simple syrup
  • sparkling water
  • ice optional
  • lime slices optional


  • Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together for 1 minute. 
    10 mint leaves, large, 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Add the honey simple syrup.
    2 tbsp honey simple syrup
  • Add the sparkling water.
    sparkling water
  • Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit.
    lime slices


Calories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 0gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 425IUVitamin C: 12.2mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Fusion
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    1. It’s up to each person’s taste (and the glass they use) as to how much they’d like. If you want a stronger flavor, it will be less soda water. Want to chug it? More soda water.

      I’d recommend starting with 4-6 oz, and then taste and adjust.

  1. Thank you very much, Sarah, for the recipe for Virgin Mojito. The best thing about this is that it can be made quickly. In the summer season, such a refreshment drink is a must.

    This drink is worth trying. Keep sharing more such recipes in the future also.5 stars

  2. Mmmmm refreshing and delicious! A simpler refreshing mocktail of mine is a cup half filled with ice, fill with tonic water, and stir in 1 packet of True Lime. It’s like a virgin margarita, very good with Mexican food! Sometimes I add some muddled cucumber to make it a virgin cucumber gimlet 🙂 Sometimes going virgin with drinks in the summer heat is just more refreshing!5 stars

  3. I made the recipe yesterday and, really it was a hit (we were 8). I was wondering, would this work with other citruses like lemon or orange?

    1. So glad you liked it! 🙂

      I suppose it would work with other citrus, but I’m personally not a fan of mint and orange (if you’ve ever had OJ after brushing your teeth, you may be able to relate). If you give it a try, please let me know!

      1. Haha, I relate, I wouldn’t eat or drink after brushing my teeth for like an hour. I tried a virgin mojito while I was in Athens last week, it was in a super cool rooftop called “The 360 degrees bar” and they made a lime and orange mojito (virgin) and I guess the slight acidity of the lime helped to kind of mitigate the minty mouth effect. I’m not a food scientist or anything, just a regular home cook and foodie, if I’m wrong, please tell me!

      2. I too am just a home cook and foodie, but I would be interested to know the answer myself!

      3. Ok, so it is actually the lime that eliminates the minty mouth effect. Wow so acidity is actually a key factor in so much dishes!

  4. This sounds like a sorbet I’d eat the hell out of. Any idea what I should do to turn this into a successful sorbet?

    1. Hmmmm, no idea honestly. Most of the “bulk” of sorbet is (usually) blended fruit so I’m not sure what would replace that in this recipe.

  5. I made this for my wife and her girlfriends last weekend and they loved it! Great flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. Thank you for posting the recipes 🙂4 stars