Blood Orange Mojito
Updated: Dec 14, 2020
Recipe by Jennifer Coatanroch
This is a twist on a strawberry mocktail that my dietitian friend Inga made for our Danbury Farmers' Market YouTube channel. I was looking for a new cocktail to make for an event, and blood orange seemed so festive for the holidays! I just love the deep purplish red color, and it looks so pretty on the table.
This is equally delicious with strawberries, so feel free to experiment!
This can EASILY be made non-alcoholic or kid friendly. My son loves when I make him the kid friendly version! Just simply omit the alcohol, and for my son, I omit the mint and lime juice. So it’s basically muddled fruit with a touch of sugar and club soda! So delicious, and so easy!! And it's WAY healthier than a soda or juice. This mocktail version only has 54 calories and 4.4g of sugar (some of it from the orange), and an 8 oz. glass of soda or juice would be anywhere between 102-110 calories, and 26-30g sugar. No brainer, right?!
Let me know how you like it in the comments!
Blood Orange Mojito
Total time: <5 minutes
Yield: 1 drink _________________________________________
PRINT RECIPE Ingredients:
1/4 lime (washed well), cut into 2 wedges
1/2 blood orange, cut into 4 wedges
1/2 cup Ice
4-8 mint leaves (depending on their size)
½ cup carbonated water
*1.5 oz white rum (or vodka works too!)
½ teaspoon sugar, or 1 teaspoon maple syrup, agave, or honey
Tall (highball) glass (12-14 oz)
Spoon or straw for stirring
Peel three of the orange slices, reserving the fourth wedge for a garnish.
Add sweetener of choice, peeled orange slices, lime wedges (you can leave the rinds on) and mint to your glass, and muddle until everything is just broken up.
Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and top off the glass with carbonated water. Stir and mix well. Garnish with mint and orange slice if desired.
*This can EASILY be made non-alcoholic or kid friendly. My son loves when I make him the kid friendly version! Just simply omit the alcohol, and for my son, I omit the mint and lime juice. So it’s basically muddled fruit with a touch of sugar and club soda! Still delicious!!