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Easy, fun, and tasty! Mandarin or Tangerine Mojito just screams summer! Classic mojito gets an update with mandarin! This citrus refreshment has oranges, lime, rum, mint, sugar, and a splash of bubbly!

mandarin tangerine mojito


Regardless of the flavor, mojitos make a refreshing cocktail, especially during the hot, humid, sticky Southern summer months. Mint is a natural cooling and refreshing herb and the perfect addition to rum for a summer drink. Sunny citrus and bright mint pair beautifully in my version of the classic cocktail.

Mojitos originated in the Caribbean, but the exact history is a little muddled. (hahahaha!! Pun intended!) Although many reports claim mojitos were favored by Ernest Hemingway. 

However, sugar cane was abundant in the Caribbean which resulted in plenty of rum at affordable prices. This is also why other sugary cocktails are popular in the Southern states. (As well, this supports my theory why Southerners like our drinks and desserts a little sweeter than other areas.)

mandarin tangerine mojito


For the record, you can substitute any variety of orange for either mandarin or tangerine. However, both mandarin oranges and tangerines have a different flavor than oranges. Try this Screwdriver cocktail with your oranges!

Mandarin oranges have a strong citrus aroma that is fresh and pleasant smell. They have vanilla and spicy component to their flavor profile. Whereas, tangerines are less tart but sweeter than oranges. Tangerines also tend to have a stronger flavor profile than oranges and a shorter aftertaste. (One exception to this is the blood orange.)

As well

  1. Of course, you can alter the amount of rum depending on your taste.
  2. Not a rum fan? Try gin or vodka!
  3. This recipe makes a single serving. However, you can easily adjust that in my recipe card by changing the servings.
  4. You can use any variety of oranges but the flavor profile will change slightly.
mandarin tangerine mojito


  • Rum. I prefer white, but use your favorite or what you have on hand.
  • Mandarin Juice. Freshly squeezed is best.
  • Lime juice. Again, use freshly squeezed.
  • Sugar. You can use honey or agave.
  • Club soda. Tonic can be subbed.
  • Ice.
  • Mint.
 mojito collage


  1. Add sugar, mandarin juice, lime juice, and a mint leaf to your glass.
  2. Muddle.
  3. Add ice cubes and rum.
  4. Stir.
  5. Top with club soda. 
  6. Garnish with mint leaves and orange slices.
mandarin tangerine mojito


  1. Muddler
  2. Cocktail shaker
  3. High Ball Tumbler
  4. jigger
  5. straws


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mandarin tangerine mojito


Easy, fun, and tasty! Mandarin or Tangerine Mojito just screams summer! Classic mojito gets an update with mandarin! This citrus refreshment has oranges, lime, rum, mint, sugar, and a splash of bubbly!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 serving


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2.5 ounces Mandarin juice freshly squeezed recommended
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • club soda to fill glass
  • ice
  • 3 sprigs mint plus some to garnish


  • Place mint leaves at the bottom of your highball glass.
  • Continue by adding the sugar,  lime juice, and mandarin juice. Use a muddler and crush to release mint oils and lime juice.
  • Add in the rum and mix with a bar spoon.
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with ice and club soda.
  • Optional: Leave ½ oz of the mandarin juice and pour it over the club soda.
  • Stir, taste, and enjoy!
  • Garnish with extra mint leaves and mandarin wedges.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is the best flavored mojito I’ve ever had! So easy to make, and it was sooo good! I will be making this all summer long!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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