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Lemon Mojito Mocktail

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This refreshing Lemon Mojito Mocktail is the perfect non alcoholic summer drink! It is made with fresh mint leaves, a homemade simple syrup, lemon juice, and bubbly tonic water. It is an easy and delicious, boozeless twist on a traditional Mojito.

For other citrusy mocktails, try an Aperol Spritz MocktailSunrise Mocktail Spritzer, or Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail

Two bright, mint and lemon mojito mocktails.

Nothing says summer like a mojito mocktail… am I right? This Lemon Mojito Mocktail recipe is the perfect blend of citrus, mint, and bubbly sweetness. I guarantee you will hooked in one sip!

Why You’ll LOVE This Mojito Mocktail Recipe

4 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: All you need is mint, lemon juice, a sweetener, and some tonic water. 5 ingredients if you include the bonus lemon slice garnish.

GREAT FOR VARIOUS OCCASSIONS: Because this one only takes minutes to stir together… It is the perfect option on your next warm day, bridal shower, or even at a family barbecue.

A SKINNY HEALTHIER MOCKTAIL: Because there is no rum in this mojito mocktail, it cuts out about 100 calories. If you do decide to add a non alcoholic white rum, don’t worry because those tend to have 1/3 of the calories as their alcoholic counterpart.

If you are craving the same great flavors but want a frozen slushie, try this Limonana drink.

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Lemon Mojito Mocktail Ingredients

All you will need is 5 simple ingredients (including the garnish). Here are a few things to notes too:

  • Mint Leaves: If mint is not in season or you cannot find any, try mint extract (no more than 1/4 teaspoon).
  • Lemon Juice: I have recently discovered Santa Cruz bottled lemon juice and love it. Alternatively, you can use freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon for this).
  • Simple Syrup: Feel free to use homemade or store-bought. If you do not want to use simple syrup, honey, agave, or maple syrup are really great options.
  • Tonic Water: My go to is Fever Tree but you can use whatever you like. Club soda, mineral waters, or sparkling water work too.
  • Lemon Slices: Because garnishing is a must with a cocktail this gorgeous!

What Non Alcoholic Spirits Can I Use In A Mojito Mocktail?

Typically a mojito includes white rum, so I recommend adding 2 ounces Lyre’s White Cane Spirit which is a non alcoholic white rum. I also like to use Seedlip Grove 42 which is a citrus infused non alcoholic spirit. It does not mimic white rum but it tastes really good in this mojito mocktail.

Ingredients needed. Mint leaves, simple syrup, lemon juice, and tonic water.

Equipment Needed

  • Glasses: I like to use a lowball glass for mojito mocktails (I linked the ones I used below). You can also use a highball glass, traditional drinking glasses, or your favorite drinkware!
  • Muddler: This is used to crush and break down the mint leaves so their flavor is released. You can also use the butt of a wooden spoon or really anything that will allow you to crush the mint.

How To Make A Lemon Mojito Mocktail

Here is a quick overview of how to make this no fuss, 5 minute mojito mocktail. The recipe card below will have complete details.

  1. CRUSH together the mint leaves and simple syrup with a muddler. This will release the mint’s oils and infuse the flavor into your simple syrup.
  2. ADD ice, lemon juice, and top off your glass with tonic water.
  3. STIR AND GARNISH with a slice of lemon.
2 Lemon Mojito Mocktails with fresh mint and lemon slices.

Lemon Mojito Mocktail Variations

USE HALF LIME JUICE AND HALF LEMON JUICE to make this more like a traditional mojito (which is only lime juice).

ADD FRESH OR FROZEN BERRIES like blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

TRY OTHER TYPES OF SIMPLE SYRUP like my Jalapeno Simple Syrup, Strawberry Simple Syrup, Cardamom Syrup, or even Vanilla Simple Syrup to mimic the warm notes of white rum!

Close up of Lemon Mojito Mocktail garnish. Fresh mint leaves, and lemon slices.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What if I do not have a muddler tool?

It is not a problem! You can use the butt of a wooden spoon or really anything that will allow you to crush the mint oils into the simple syrup.

How do I make my own simple syrup?

Simple syrup is incredibly easy to make at home. All you need is one cup sugar (granular or cane) and one cup of water, heat it on the stove, and pour it into a glass container. This simple syrup will last up to three months in the refrigerator. The full directions can be found here.

What is a good alcohol option to add to this Lemon Mojito?

Vodka or White Rum would taste great in this. Mojitos typically contain White Rum so if you want to keep it class, I would go with that.

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Easy, 4 ingredient, Lemon Mojito Mocktail recipe.

Lemon Mojito Mocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
This refreshing Lemon Mojito Mocktail is the perfect blend of citrus, mint, and bubbly sweetness. It is an easy and delicious, non alcoholic twist on a traditional Mojito. Make it for your next warm day, a friend's bridal shower, or a family barbecue.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 1
Calories 95 kcal


  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup*
  • 3 ounces lemon juice
  • 3 ounces tonic water
  • lemon slice - garnish


  • To a glass add mint leaves and simple syrup. Crush well with a muddler.
  • Fill the glass with ice and then top with lemon juice, and tonic water.
  • Stir and garnish with a slice of lemon.



*Make Your Own Simple Syrup: Find the full recipe and details here.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on May 15th, 2022
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5 thoughts on “Lemon Mojito Mocktail”

  1. 5 stars
    Another phenomenal mocktail recipe! My breastfeeding-self is loving being able to treat myself AND make the healthiest choice for my baby. Your mojito is the perfect balance of sweet and tart!


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