Mojitos are a classic summer drink, and this Easy Mojito Recipe with Honey makes the classic cocktail extra special. Hailing from Cuba, mojitos are fresh, sweet, refreshing, and well suited for summery days by the pool or vacations to white sandy beaches.
Mojito Cocktail with Honey
Our easy mojito recipe is sweet thanks to a simple syrup made from Eastern Shore Honey that we used to replace refined sugar. Blueberry Honey is great for drinks and would make the perfect sweetener for this recipe.
We can guarantee you’ll be wanted more than just one. If you want to serve this honey simple syrup cocktail to friends or family, adjust the ingredients to make a pitcher or a few drinks. We'll share more on how to do it below!
Why You'll Love This Mojito with Honey
- It's tasty and refreshing
- Impressive enough to serve guests
- Full of natural flavor
- Perfect for a hot summer's day!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Light Rum or Vodka - Either will work for this mojito with honey recipe.
Lemon or Lime Juice - Fresh is best! we recommend using freshly squeezed juice for this drink if you can.
Honey Simple Syrup - It wouldn't be a honey simple syrup cocktail without the addition of simple syrup made from Bee Inspired honey!
Fresh Mint - Fresh from the garden is an excellent addition! When picking mint, do so early in the day. The heat of the sun will reduce the essential oils in mint leaves and cut down on their flavor and aroma. You can also wash and dry your mint and store it in a covered glass of water in your fridge.
Club Soda - Make sure to chill it first.
How to Make a Honey Mojito
Step One: Gather your ingredients
Head out to your garden to pick your fresh mint (or open a store-bought package!) and squeeze the fresh citrus juice. Then grab the alcohol, simple syrup, and berries. Leave the club soda to chill in the fridge until the last minute.
Step Two: Measure
Measure out each liquid ingredient and then add them to a cocktail shaker.
Step Three: Add the ice
Place some ice in the shaker and then shake to combine.
Step Four: Add the garnishes
Garnish each honey mojito with some blueberries and fresh mint. Fresh fruit is a great add-in to your beverage, especially berries since they’re in season.
Just float a few on top, add your mint, and you’re ready to sit back and sip on your tasty mojito cocktail with honey.
Adapting Our Mojito with Honey Recipe
A recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your touch. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Call your inner chef to come out and play and change up this easy mojito recipe. Here are some ideas:
- Use your favorite type of mint to change the flavor of the drink.
- Add a splash of orange juice.
- Add other fresh fruits. We think kiwi is excellent in this drink!
- Mix it up with the type of honey! Blackberry or Blueberry are both great choices, and you could also use Orange Blossom to give your mojito a fruity flare.
Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version of a Honey Mojito?
Yes, you can easily make a non-alcoholic mojito with honey, also known as a virgin honey mojito or a mocktail. Simply omit the alcohol from the recipe and follow the remaining steps using the same ingredients. The result will be a refreshing and flavorful alcohol-free honey mojito that can be enjoyed by anyone!
How Can I Adjust the Sweetness Level of a Honey Simple Syrup Cocktail?
If you find that your honey simple syrup cocktail is too sweet or not sweet enough for your taste, you can easily adjust the sweetness level. If you prefer a sweeter mojito, you can add more honey or a splash of simple syrup to the mixture. On the other hand, if you find it too sweet, you can reduce the amount of honey or dilute the sweetness by adding a bit more citrus juice or club water.
Can I Make a Pitcher of Honey Mojito for a Crowd?
Yes! To make a pitcher of this easy cocktail with honey recipe, simply multiply the ingredients in the recipe by the number of servings you'd like to make.
For example, if the original recipe serves one and you want to make six servings, multiply all the ingredient quantities by six. Mix the ingredients in the pitcher, adjusting the sweetness and taste as needed. When serving, pour the mojito cocktail with honey into individual glasses filled with ice and garnish accordingly.
Remember to taste and adjust the flavors as per your preference when making a pitcher, as the ratios may vary slightly when scaling up the recipe. Then, enjoy sharing a refreshing mojito with your friends and family!
- 1 1/2 oz light rum or vodka
- 3 tbsp. lemon or lime juice fresh
- 2 tsp. honey simple syrup
- 4 sprigs fresh mint
- club soda chilled
- 10 blueberries
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the honey simple syrup (equal parts honey and warm water), citrus juice and rum. Shake well.
- In a tall thin glass, crush or muddle mint leaves to coat, add ice cubes and pour drink on top of ice.
- Top off with the club soda.
- Add a lime or lemon slice, blueberries, and remaining mint.
- per serving
- 13 grams
- 8 milligrams
- 51 milligrams
- 9 grams
- Vitamin C
- 15.8 milligrams
- 0.6 milligrams