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Mint Mojito Mocktail

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Say hello to this easy Mint Mojito Mocktail recipe! Made with non alcoholic spiced rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, agave syrup, and a pile of fresh mint leaves, this refreshing drink is perfect for brightening up all your days.

Not only will you learn how to make the best Mint Mojito, but I’ll review 3 zero proof spiced rums, share my muddling secrets, and recommend fun recipe variations.

For more mojito mocktails, try a fruity Strawberry Mojito Mocktail or my Lemon Mojito Mocktail.

Two ice filled non alcoholic Mint Mojitos surrounded by limes, simple syrup, a muddler, and stirrer. Garnished with lime slices and fresh mint leaves.

Mojito mocktails are a personal favorite of mine. I love how the fresh mint and lime balance out the sweetness from the agave syrup. Add a little fizz from the tonic water and you’ve got a refreshing beverage year around.

I make my Mint Mojito Mocktail a little bit different than others… I use a zero proof, non alcoholic rum spirit. This small addition allows me to recreate the complex flavors of a mojito cocktail without the alcohol. Basically, we are taking a flat flavored juice mixture and making it taste more like a classic mojito.

If you love rum drinks as much as I do, you have to try my Pina Colada Mocktail, Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail, or this Holiday Non Alcoholic Coquito.

There’s So Much To LOVE About This Mojito Recipe:

  • THERE’S NON ALCOHOLIC SPICED RUM IN IT – it tastes like the real deal and NOT bland like other recipes that have no zero proof rum.
  • LOW IN CALORIES – this means you can drink quite a few without being overloaded with sugar
  • CRISP AND BRIGHT FLAVOR – thanks to the fresh lime juice and mint leaves.
  • YOU CAN MAKE ONE OR A WHOLE PITCHER – making this mocktail the perfect option for entertaining year around.
  • SUPER EASY TO MAKE – just muddle, pour, stir, and sip. It is a fancy mocktail without all the work!

Let’s Make One In Under 3o Seconds (CLICK TO WATCH):

Mint Mojito Mocktail Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this Mint Mojito Mocktail recipe, including notes and potential substitutions.

  • Non Alcoholic Spiced Rum: I am a huge fan of Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit (it is what I use in this mojito recipe). Keep reading because in the next section I go into detail on 3 different options. This will help you choose which non alcoholic spiced rum is best for your taste preferences.
  • Fresh Mint: The star of this mocktail! Have some ready for muddling in your drink, as well as garnishing.
  • Fresh Limes: We will use freshly squeezed lime juice for a bright, tart flavor and a few lime slices to garnish.
  • Light Agave Syrup: A little bit of sweetness goes a long way and I love the flavor of agave in a mojito. It adds to the toasty caramel notes. You can also use simple syrup and even honey or maple syrup in it’s place.
  • Tonic Water: This balances all the flavors and gives our mocktail a light fizz. Club soda or neutral flavored sparkling waters are a great alternative.
Ingredients. Mint leaves, lemon juice, agave, non alcoholic spiced rum, tonic water.

Bar Equipment You Will Need

  • Glassware: I served mine in can shaped glasses although they are typically served in tiki glasses or tall glasses.
  • Citrus Juicer: To help making juicing the lime easier. If you do not have one you can also do it by hand.
  • Muddler: Used to easily crush the mint leaves. Something similar in shape or the bottom end of a wooden spoon works too.
  • Cocktail Spoon or Stirrer: no explanation needed for this one.

The 3 BEST Non Alcoholic Spiced Rums for Mojitos

I have tested quite a varieties of zero proof rum to hunt down the best ones for mojitos. So, it doesn’t matter if you already have a mocktail bar setup at home or are new to the world of zero proof spirits, I am here to give my honest recommendations. Feel free to choose my favorite or another option that sounds better to you.

First up, Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit and this one is the closest spiced rum alternative I have found. It is amber colored with an aroma of toasted sugar. The flavor notes are caramel, molasses, and nuttiness with a mild peppery aftertaste (similar to what alcohol gives).

Second is Ritual Rum Alternative which has the spiced rum flavor plus a bold peppery aftertaste. It is also amber colored and smells most like rum. The flavor notes are vanilla, toasted spices, and caramel. Again, it does have a black pepper taste which some find unpleasant and others like because it is reminiscent of alcoholic spiced rum.

Third is Monday Zero Alcohol Rum with a mild yet smooth spiced rum flavor. It is dark brown in color with aromas of vanilla and tobacco. The flavor notes are brighter but with burnt sugar and deep roasted coffee like flavors. It drinks well and there is no burn or peppery taste with this one.

Please keep in mind zero proof spirits are all made differently and depending on your personal taste preferences, some will taste better than others.

Two alcohol free mint mojitos with lime slices and mint leaves on the side. A bottle of zero proof spiced rum and agave syrup on the side.

How to Make A Mint Mojito Mocktail

Here’s a quick summary of how to make a non alcoholic Mint Mojito. The recipe card below will have complete details.

1. MUDDLE THE MINT with light agave syrup and lime juice. You will want to lightly press on the mint leaves with a muddler until they become aromatic.

2. ADD a handful of ice, your non alcoholic spiced rum, and tonic water. If your ingredients are already chilled you do not need to add the ice.

3. STIR THE MOJITO with a long handled stirrer or spoon until the ingredients are completely combined.

4. GARNISH with lime slices and more mint leaves. Don’t forget to clap the mint leaves over top of your mojito and between your hands first (this releases even more of the mint oils and aroma).

Don’t forget to taste and adjust to your liking. If it needs tartness, you may want to add another squeeze of lime juice. If it needs sweetness, stir in a little more agave syrup. Add a splash more of spiced rum if it needs it… This is your chance to fine tune so it is exactly how you like it.

2 Mixology Tips You Need To Know

1. Muddling means to crush, not pulverize. The goal is to bruise the mint leaves so oils and a mint aroma are released into the glass. This only takes a few light taps with your muddler, no heavy handed crushing is needed.

2. Make a pitcher of mint mojitos for a crowd. You can easily scale this recipe to make as many as you need. I like this recipe for baby and bridal showers, pool parties, and even during the holidays. I recommend prepping the rum and muddled lime and mint mixture up to 1 day in advance. When you are ready to serve the mojitos add your ice, tonic water, and stir well.

Close up of garnished mocktail. Round lime slices, mint leaves, and cubes of ice.

Mint Mojito Mocktail Variations and Substitutions

Swap out the tonic water for flavored lime beverages. Above I recommend using neutral flavored club soda or sparkling water BUT you could also use a lime flavored sparkling water to up the flavor. I have even found mojito flavored sparkling water at my Wal-Mart, so keep an eye out for that too!

Opt for white rum instead of spiced rum. White rum is traditionally used in a mojito but it is harder to come by in the zero proof spirits world. I do have a bottle of Lyre’s White Cane Spirit in my mocktail bar that I love. I did test it in this recipe but felt like the non alcoholic spiced rum added more flavor and depth than the non alcoholic white rum did.

Add a dash of non alcoholic bitters for depth. Just make sure they are alcohol free, alcoholic bitters are 40% alcohol or more! All The Bitter is my go to (get 10% off by using my code ENTIRELY10). In this recipe I like to use Aromatic or Lavender bitters for another flavor profile.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Does non alcoholic spiced rum taste like alcoholic spiced rum?

Non alcoholic spiced rums are very similar in flavor to alcoholic spiced rum. The flavor notes seem to be easier for zero proof spirit companies to replicate in comparison to other types of alcohol. Always keep in mind that not all non alcoholic rums are created equal and some will taste better than others.

Where can I buy zero proof non alcoholic spirits?

I recommend checking your local grocery store first, like CVS stores and even Target. I typically go to Meijer for mine and anything else I cannot find I will order on Amazon (my store front with tons of options).

A Mint Mojito Mocktail garnished with lime slices and mint leaves. A bottle of zero proof spiced rum, agave syrup, and tonic water on the side.

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Two ice filled Mint Mojito Mocktails surrounded by limes, simple syrup, a muddler, and stirrer. Garnished with lime slices and fresh mint leaves.

Mint Mojito Mocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
You'll love this crisp and bright Mint Mojito Mocktail. With a few simple ingredients and non alcoholic spiced rum, this mocktail recipe is easy to make and sure to quench your thirst.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 1
Calories 37 kcal


  • glassware
  • citrus juicer
  • muddler
  • spoon or stirrer


  • 6 mint leaves; - plus more for garnish
  • 1 ounce lime juice; - freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce light agave syrup
  • 2 ounces non alcoholic spiced rum*
  • 4 ounces tonic water


  • To a glass add mint leaves, freshly squeezed lime juice, and light agave syrup.
  • Lightly muddle the mint until aromatic (no heavy handed crushing, the leaves should not be pulverized).
  • Add a handful of ice (if ingredients are not chilled), non alcoholic spiced rum, and tonic water.
  • Stir with a long handled spoon or stirrer until the ingredients are well combined.
    NOTE: Don’t forget to taste test and adjust to taste preferences.
  • Garnish with a lime slice and more mint (clap the mint over top of the glass to release oils and aroma).



The 3 BEST Non Alcoholic Spiced Rums for Mojitos

Please see the section within my recipe post for full reviews and tasting notes on each recommendation (this is a summary)

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By Elizabeth Swoish on November 8th, 2023
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About Elizabeth Swoish

Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Learn more about her HERE or connect on your favorite social media channels.

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