Lemonade Gin Mojito Cocktail Recipe
Soak up the summer sun with a Lemonade Gin Mojito in hand! This fun twist on the classic mojito recipe is sweet, tart and minty with a refreshing fizz. The BEST way to beat the summer heat!
Holy cow, people! Can you believe it’s August already? Where did June and July go??? Don’t you wish that July felt as long as January usually does? January always feels like 365 days all by itself and July….well, I can’t really remember any days beyond July 5th it seems….it went sooo fast.
I just got back from Las Vegas and I was, basically, a Vegas virgin before that. My first trip was filled with ALL THE FUN and super amazing people watching with limitless cocktails and tons of amazing food. I’ll tell you all about it in a couple weeks when I shake this Vegas hangover….but in the meantime, I’m sharing with you this FABULOUS Lemonade Gin Mojito recipe that I whipped up to help survive the latest heatwave.
This Mojito recipe is inspired by one I had recently at the new Mudhen Brewing Company in Wildwood, NJ. It wasn’t really what I had expected at all….it was waaaaaay better. And, since I’m a fan of all sparkling cocktails, this gin mojito cocktail recipe is now one of my FAVE summer drinks!
What’s in a Mojito?
A traditional cuban cocktail, the mojito is usually made with white rum, sugar, lime juice, club soda and mint. For this recipe, we replaced the rum with gin and skipped the lime….using, instead, lemonade as a sweet substitute.
How do you make a Mojito?
For a classic Mojito recipe, simply muddle the sugar, lime juice and mint in the bottom of the glass, add ice then top with the rum and club soda.
This Lemonade Gin Mojito recipe is very similar except I skipped the muddle step, instead just crushing up the mint a bit then topping with the lemonade, gin and club soda. I didn’t add any sugar since the lemonade is already sweetened.
A gin mojito is such a great departure from the traditional mojito recipe since some people aren’t really fans of rum. You can even turn this into a Mojito Pitcher Recipe by doubling, tripling or quadrupling the ingredients. You can adjust the servings in the recipe card below by using the slider and then stirring everything together in a big pitcher to serve at parties. How easy is that?
My super easy homemade Lemonade recipe is fabulous in this gin mojito….it’s light, lemon-y (ummm, duh) and a little sweet because I used an easy Simple Syrup that’s a staple in my house. It’s excellent in this Sweet Tea recipe, too!
Or…skip the blueberries and make your mojito with this Strawberry Lemonade! It’s equally amazing.
If you’re a mojito fan like me (I LOVE a frosty mint mojito) you will also love this Champagne Strawberry Mojito, it’s fruity, light and festive for any occasion. This Blueberry Mojito POPSICLE recipe is also simply AMAZING.
And if you’re not really feeling an easy mojito recipe at the moment, you have to try this Orange Crush cocktail….it’s like summer in a glass and THIS Pineapple Prosecco Slushie is a top reader FAVORITE! To see what other cocktails we’re partying with follow along on Instagram!
Lemonade Gin Mojito Recipe
- 8 mint leaves
- 4 slices lemon
- 2 cups crushed ice
- 3 ounces gin
- 1 cup lemonade
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 10 blueberries, if desired
- Add 4 mint leaves to a tall glass and top with two lemon slices. Muddle the mint and lemon to release the juice and oils. Repeat with remaining mint and lemon.
- Divide the ice between the two glasses. Top the ice with 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1/2 cup lemonade and 1/4 cup club soda. Repeat with the remaining gin, lemonade and club soda. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with blueberries, if desired and serve immediately.