Refreshing Lemon Mojito

This refreshing Lemon Mojito is the perfect summer drink. Made with white rum, lemon juice, and fresh mint leaves, this cocktail is a delicious twist on the traditional Cuban classic.

Lemon mojito in tumbler

This post is sponsored by Darling Lemons®. All opinions are my own.

Nothing says summer like a refreshing drink! This Lemon Mojito is a delicious blend of citrus, sweetness and herbaceous mint, and my take on one of the most popular Cuban drinks of all time.

I teamed up with Darling Lemons® to create this recipe and bring you a new crowd pleaser cocktail to enjoy with friends.

What is a Mojito?

A Mojito is a popular Cuban drink made with white rum, lime juice, mint leaves, sugar and soda water. They are traditionally served over crushed iced in a Collins glass (or glass tumbler).

How to Make a Lemon Mojito

To make Lemon Mojitos you’re going to need these ingredients:

  • White Rum
  • Darling Lemons®
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Sugar
  • Soda water
  • Crushed ice

In a tumbler or Collins glass, mull using a cocktail muddler, 6-7 mint sprigs with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 quartered lemon. This helps release the mint flavor! Firmly and slowly, press down on the lemons and mint a few times. Add a shot of white rum and crushed ice. Combine using a large spoon. Top with soda water and garnish with sprig of mint leaves.

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What kind of Lemons go into a Lemon Mojito?

Packed with vitamin C, Darling Lemons® come from the best citrus groves around the world. Squeeze, slice or zest them to add sweet and tangy flavor to your next meal no matter the time, place or occasion!

LGS, the company that supplies Darling Lemons®, partners with select growers around the world to bring customers the best quality and supply of lemons. Lemons are sourced from the world’s finest growing regions, known for having optimal climate and soil conditions. LGS works very closely with each partner, visiting their fields regularly throughout a season to monitor crop condition and fruit quality, as well as ensuring that growing and safety standards are never compromised.

Darling Lemons® is committed to social responsibility and respect for the environment where they source their lemons from. They are committed to protect their workers, products, public health, and the environment, while maintaining uncompromised safety standards.

How to Store Lemons

  • Room Temperature: Store for about 2 to 7 days in an open air container away from direct sunlight.
  • In the Refrigerator: Store in your refrigerator for several weeks.
Lemon mojito in tumbler

Tips and Tricks for Making a Refreshing Lemon Mojito

  • Use fresh and juicy lemons, such as Darling Lemons®.
  • Do not muddle too much, this will bring out the bitter part of the lemon and mush all the mint leaves.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail muddler, use the handle of a whisk or spatula, or a large wooden spoon.
  • If you don’t like soda water, use sparkling water! I like to switch it up and use lemon sparkling water too.
Lemon sugar

How to Make Lemon Sugar

I like to serve my Lemon Mojitos in large tumblers and rim the glasses with lemon sugar to make them extra special

1. To make the lemon sugar: combine the zest of 1 lemon, with 3/4 cups of sugar in a bowl. Rim your tumbler glasses in sugar.

Hope you enjoy making this Refreshing Lemon Mojito recipe! And be sure to check out Darling Lemons® next time you head to the store.

Lemon mojito in tumbler

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Lemon mojito in tumbler

Refreshing Lemon Mojito


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  • Author: Rosana
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Description

This refreshing Lemon Mojito is the perfect summer drink. Made with white rum, lemon juice, and fresh mint leaves, this cocktail is a delicious twist on the traditional Cuban classic.


Ingredients

For the Lemon Mojito:

  • 1 Darling Lemon®, halved and cut into fours
  • 67 Fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnishing
  • 2 oz (60ml) white rum, or 2 shots
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups soda water, or sparkling
  • Crushed Ice
  • Lemons and mint leaves for garnish
  • 1 tall tumbler or Collins glass

For the Lemon Sugar:

  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

For the Lemon Mojito:

  1. In a large tumbler, combine the halved and quartered lemon, fresh mint leaves and sugar. Using a muddler, firmly press down and twist a few times until lemon juice flows and mint is fragrant. Add the white rum shots, top with crushed ice.
  2. Using a large spoon, fold and combine the ingredients. Top with soda water and garnish with lemons and mint springs.

For the Lemon Sugar:

  1. To make the lemon sugar: combine the zest of 1 lemon, with 3/4 cups of sugar in a bowl. Rim your tumbler glasses in sugar.

Notes

* Darling Lemons® products are available nationwide. For more information, visit the LGS site.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Hispanic

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