Frozen mojitos are minty, citrusy and refreshing. Make them ahead of time and they will get extra frosty in the freezer. Scoop them into glasses and enjoy. This is a fabulous cocktail for summer.
This Frozen Mojito recipe was inspired by a trip to Puerto Rico with my husband and two of my boys. It was incredibly relaxing, warm and breezy - perfect weather for sitting in a beach chair, reading and sipping a rum drink.
I walked up to the tiki bar to order a mojito and a women seated at the bar told me I had to try it frozen. So I did. And I discovered my new favorite Caribbean cocktail: a frozen mojito. It's perfect - frothy, mint-flecked, light and refreshing.
FROZEN MOJITO INGREDIENTS
A traditional mojito is made with five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. In this version, ice cubes replace the soda water to create a spectacular frozen cocktail that's sweet, citrusy, minty and refreshing.
Puerto Rico calls itself "The Rum Capital of the World." Rum production started in the mid 1600's as a byproduct of the island's booming sugar cane industry. Rum is still one of Puerto Rico's main exports despite the fact that the island's economy has shifted from agriculture to technology and pharmaceuticals. This shift is due to a tax exemption that was offered to manufacturers, in hopes of sparking economic growth.
There is so much to see and do in Puerto Rico, besides sipping rum drinks by the pool. We spent a day touring old San Juan. Another morning we hiked in the El Yunque rainforest to a beautiful waterfall. El Yunque is the only rainforest in the USA.
Our last excursion was night-kayaking to a bioluminescent bay. We paddled for 20 minutes in total darkness, through a channel flanked by Mangrove trees.
Our destination was Laguna Grande, one of only 5 bodies of water in the world containing microorganisms called dinoflaggelates. When you jiggle the water and disturb them, they glow. It was an interesting night but I was afraid to bring my camera along so you'll have to use your imagination.
We had many enjoyable dinners out. Our most memorable meal was at a tiny shack across from the beach in Luquillo, called Pasta Y Pueblo.
There were only 5 tables. It was charming and the service was excellent. All of us ordered fresh fish. I had salmon that was seasoned and cooked to perfection. It was served on a bed of ziti with creamy Alfredo sauce and there were lots of interesting drizzles and sprinkles of flavor around the plate.
Pasta and fish is not an obvious pairing, but it was great!
This trip got me excited about summer barbecues and serving my new favorite summer cocktail: frozen mojitos.
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WHAT TO SERVE WITH A FROZEN MOJITO
Bright citrusy, limey frozen mojitos are the most perfect cocktail for summer. Here are a few of my favorite dishes to pair with frozen mojitos:
- Jamaican Curried Chicken Stew with Rum and Mango
- Mexican Spiced Grilled Chicken with Nectarine Salsa
- Grilled Aleppo Pepper Chicken Thighs (my all-time favorite grilled chicken recipe)
- Hearts of Palm Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Cucumbers, Avocados and Cherry Tomatoes
- Summer Corn Tomato Avocado Salad
Here's the Frozen Mojito recipe. If you try this, I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!Print
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
Limy, minty, refreshing frozen Mojitos are great for a party. You can make them ahead and they get even frostier in the freezer!
- 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) of simple syrup or agave nectar (to make simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until sugar melts. Cool.)
- 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (4-5 juicy limes)
- 12-14 mint leaves plus extra leaves or sprigs for garnish
- 4 ounces chilled white rum (½ cup)
- 2 cups of ice
- Optional garnish Lime slices (squeeze into your drink if you like it extra limey)
- Combine simple syrup or agave nectar with lime juice and mint in a blender. Pulse several times to combine. Add ice and rum and pulse until ice is finely crushed and mint is chopped into tiny flecks, giving the drink a light green hue. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with mint sprigs and slices of lime. Enjoy!
- Note: to make them extra frosty, prepare them an hour or two ahead and store them in the freezer in airtight containers. Stir well and scoop into glasses and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Category: cocktail
- Method: no cook
- Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Wonderful mojito recipe!! Can I use some good bottled lime juice with some fresh limes as well?
Yes definitely! If you can find 100% real lime juice bottled - something like the Santa Cruz Organic brand that they well at Whole Foods, that will work well. I've used it in my frozen mojitos.
What rum that can be purchased in the US do you recommend using?
My first frozen mojito was at The Joint on Isla Mujeres!
My first and most favorite authentic mojito was at El Varadero also on Isla Mujeres!
Hi Jodi, Sounds like you've had some memorable mojitos 🙂 I'm not an expert on rum. We often use Bacardi Silver, which I'm very happy with. Here's an article I found that gives some good suggestions: https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/the-five-best-rums-for-mojitos/ I hope you enjoy!!
Our first was at The Joint in Isla too!!!!
Love your page, your stories and recipes!!!
Just an observation, MOJITOS originated in CUBA, not in Puerto Rico. We are proud of our Mojitos. Will certainly try your Frozen Mojito recipe!!!
Hi Maria. I am so appreciative that you pointed out that I neglected to mention the origin of Mojitos in this post. I am going to update the post and include that! And thanks for your kind words about my blog - it really means a lot to me. I hope you enjoy the frozen mojitos - keep me posted!
Such a fabulous post. Thanks for sharing your story. My family enjoys Mohitos since my husband is American-Cuban. The frozen fresh lime and mint Mohito will allow me to spend more time with my family. We have a key line tree, but I always have to run to the store and get the mint, I look foward to making this labor day weekend .
I love my mojitos extra limey! Thanks for the recipe
Lisa... can't wait for some recipes from your trip to Provo!!! Love your Blog!!
Love the Turks and Caicos!! Post pics of your trip!!
Yay!! Perfect time of year for this! I can't wait to make! Thank you thank you!
Lisa, Your frozen mojito recipe is devilishly good! I served them at a party and EVERYONE loved them. Some people only tried them to be polite, but they came back for seconds and thirds!! I was glad I took your tip and made them in advance. They are my new favorite summer drink. 🙂
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
Frozen mojitos? Yes please! It's only Thursday so I could sure use a couple of these!
Hi Lisa, today I'm collecting recipes for snacks and treats. Please drop me a line on email@example.com if you are ok with me linking to your post on Carole's Chatter. Cheers
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Found your site through Pinterest. Your pictures are amazing - I almost tried to grab your glass... I was disappointed when I jammed my finger into the screen. Thanks for posting, this will be coming with me to the river this weekend!
Thanks Alyssa! For your nice comment and for making me laugh. Hope your finger is ok - that Mohito will help it feel better. 🙂 Lisa
Be still my heart!!!!
I'll drink to THAT!
Had the best Mojito of my life(!) last week while in Tulum, Mexico. Not sure what specifically make it so good (other than the ambiance, sunset, company of family/friends) but there was definitely a lot of sliced limes and lots of pulped mint leaves - yum! Thanks for bringing back a good memory!
That looks so yummy!!!!