A classic rum cocktail gets a spicy kick to complement the mint! This Spicy Jalapeño Mojito with mint is the perfect refreshing cocktail for summer!
BEST MOJITO RECIPE
I have been making quite a few cocktails lately, mostly because it’s summer and so hot here in Arizona, but also because I have been making cocktails with sparkling water.
I don’t know about you, but I can always use new ways to get more water into my life!
A refreshing and crazy-good cocktail is the Mojito. A simple, bright, and flavorful Cuban cocktail made with rum.
The basic recipe for a Mojito is easy to make:
- Club Soda
That’s it! To make a mojito, all you do is muddle the mint leaves and lime wedges with a little sugar to break them down. Add the rum and top with club soda.
Light, bright, and so flavorful. The aroma of the mint rises up into your nostrils while you drink it making you think of sweet and tart at the same time!
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JALAPENO MOJITO INGREDIENTS
- granulated sugar
- lime sparkling water
- mint leaves
HOW TO MAKE A SPICY MOJITO
FIRST: In your tall glass, add the limes, mint leaves, and jalapeño slices. Muddle until the mint, limes, and jalapeños are bruised and the oils/juices are released.
SECOND: Add the rum. Stir to combine. Fill the glass with ice.
THIRD: Fill the rest of the space with your Lime Sparkling Water. Garnish with a mint leaf, lime slice, and/or jalapeño slice. Enjoy Responsibly!
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
CAN A MOJITO BE MADE WITH LEMON INSTEAD OF LIME?
Yes, you can! Switching up the lime and using lemon brings a little brightness to the cocktail and enhances the rum. You can also use lemon if you are adding in other flavors like pineapple or watermelon to enhance those flavors.
CAN MOJITOS BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, but the longer the jalapeño sits, the spicier it will get. Also, leave out the sparkling water until just before serving to keep the carbonation alive!
CAN MOJITOS BE MADE BY THE PITCHER?
Yes, just multiply the original recipe by the number of servings you want to make (or will fit in your pitcher) and prepare. Again, just be sure to leave out the bubbly part until right before serving to keep it fresh.
CAN MOJITOS BE MADE WITHOUT RUM?
Yes! You can substitute the rum for tequila, vodka, gin, or leave out the spirit all together.
CAN YOU MAKE A FROZEN MOJITO?
Yes, here is a link to a great Frozen Mojito Slushie to show you how to do it.
WHEN IS NATIONAL MOJITO DAY?
July 11th. Mark your calendars and be prepared!
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MORE EASY PARTY FOODS
- 1 whole lime (cut into 8 wedges)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)
- 1.5 oz rum
- lime sparkling water (I prefer Key Lime LaCroix for this one)
- 10 mint leaves (fresh)
- 2 slices jalapeño (fresh)
Prepare your Spicy Jalapeño Mojito
- In your tall glass, add the limes, mint leaves, and jalapeño slices.
- Muddle until the mint, limes, and jalapeños are bruised and the oils/juices are released.
- Add the rum.
- Stir to combine.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Fill the rest of the space with your Lime Sparkling Water.
- Garnish with a mint leaf, lime slice, and/or jalapeño slice.
- Enjoy Responsibly!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 10gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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