Limoncello Mojito Cocktail is a light, lemony, refreshing, and delicious drink recipe that has plenty of mint!
Mojitos make me think of spring and early summer. Although it’s late summer, I wanted to share my Limoncello Mojito Cocktail recipe since I finally got around to making it.
The basics of traditional mojitos are rum and mint. In fact, a classic mojito has rum, mint leaves, limes, sugar, and soda water.
Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi, and islands of Procida, Ischia, and Capri.
LIMONCELLO MOJITO COCKTAIL
You’ll make this Limoncello Mojito basically the same as a traditional mojito. You’ll put the lime wedges, mint leaves, and sugar into a tall glass or cocktail shaker and muddle it. Muddling is a technique that gently mashes herbs or fruit to release their juices. Muddling helps extract the flavors to blend with the alcohol better than simply using them whole or sliced.
I recommend using an actual muddler to do the job. It has little spikes on the bottom that helps you smush the juice from the limes. Don’t crush the lime and mint too much when you’re muddling it or you’ll release the bitter flavors as well as the juice. You want to press just enough to release the juice from the lime.
I like this muddler because it’s pretty and it’s made in just one piece which makes it easier to clean. And, it comes with a nifty stirrer spoon.
- limoncello liqueur
- club soda
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Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.
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Limoncello Mojito Cocktail
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- 4 medium mint sprigs plus some for garnish
- 3 ounces limoncello
- 3 ounces white rum
- 2-3 ounces club soda
- 2 teaspoons honey agave nectar or simple syrup
- 2 medium lemon slices plus some for garnish
- Put the mint leaves, sugar, and lemon slices in a large cocktail shaker and mash (muddle) until most of the juice is released and the mint is fragrant.
- Add the limoncello, rum to the shaker. Add ice. Secure top and shake until thoroughly mixed and ice cold.
- Add ice to two glasses. Divide the cocktail between the two glasses then top it with club soda.
- Garnish with mint and lemon and serve.