Refreshing and easy tangerine or mandarin mojito recipe, this citrusy Latin cocktail is made with fresh mandarin juice, lime juice, sugar cane juice or sugar, mint leaves, sparkling water, and rum.
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Keyword Mandarin, Mint, Mojito, Tangerine
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Servings 6to 8 drinks
2cupsof mandarin or tangerine juicefrom about 8-10 mandarins (depending on the size)
¼cupfresh lime juice
1cupsugar cane juiceguarapo, or ½ cup simple syrup/sugar, adjust to taste
8ozof mint leaves
~1 ½ cups of chilled sparkling water or club sodaadjust more or less based on your preference
1 to ½cupsof rumadjust to taste
Mandarin or tangerine slices
Sugar to decorate rimsoptional
You can make the mojitos in individual glasses or in a pitcher. I make them in a pitcher and only add a bit of sparkling water. Then in each glass, I place ice cubes, mint leaves and fruit slices, pour the drink into the glasses and then top it off with some sparkling water.
Gently muddle or crush the mint leaves with the sugar cane juice (or sugar or simple syrup).
Add the rum, lime juice, and mandarin juice, mix well and taste. Add sugar or rum if needed – remember than you will still add sparkling water. Add a few ice cubes and some mandarin slices. Then top off with the sparkling water and mix gently.
As mentioned above, to serve in each individual glass: put ice cube in the glass, then add some fresh mint leaves and mandarin slices, and pour the drink into the glasses. Top off with additional sparkling water or club soda if needed.
Mocktail variation: To make this as a mocktail variation, leave out the rum and replace it with additional sparkling water or sparkling lemonade.
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