Fresh Mango Mojitos are such a fun and flavorful summertime beverage. Make the mango purée and simple syrup ahead of time, then you can make these delicious cocktails quickly when you’re ready to enjoy.
In our house, a mango mojito holds a special place (and has a special name). It was the signature drink at our wedding, and was called “The Longito”.
When our wedding venue (the LondonHouse in Chicago) asked if we wanted a signature cocktail for the reception, we were briefly stumped. I love a mojito, but Longe only enjoys sweeter cocktails.
I knew he loved mangos—he grew up with a mango tree in his front yard—so I suggested a mango mojito. Amid the myriad other decisions we had to make, we just rolled with it. Somewhere along the way, it got dubbed “The Longito” after Longe. 🙂
The Longito was featured at the bar at our reception, along with a photo of Longe wearing a Green Bay Packers hoodie and giving a thumbs up (clearly throwing shade at my Chicago Bears loving family, lol).
The LondonHouse sent us the Longito recipe, which I tweaked slightly. They used mango nectar, which can be found in the international foods aisle at the grocery store. I chose to use fresh mango purée instead, which I think adds even more fresh mango flavor.
To start, blend two ripe mangos in a food processor to create a mango purée.
Then boil water and sugar together to create a simple syrup.
That’s it! That’s all the “cooking” that you need to do. The rest is just assembly.
Fresh Mango Mojitos can be made by the glass or in a pitcher for a crowd (the recipe serves six). Here’s how I made them by the glass:
Place two lime wedges and four mint leaves in a tall glass.
Muddle (a.k.a. smash) gently with the handle of a wooden spoon to release the lime juice and the mint aroma.
Top with two tablespoons mango purée, two tablespoons simple syrup, and three tablespoons white rum. If you’re making a mocktail, just skip the rum and add more club soda instead.
Stir to combine and then top with ice and club soda.
The Fresh Mango Mojito is sweet and super refreshing (I LOVE the taste of fresh mint in it). It’s perfect for a summer day!
Fresh Mango Mojitos
Fresh Mango Mojitos are an easy, super refreshing cocktail. Make them by the glass or in a pitcher!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 cocktails 1x
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Assembly
- Cuisine: American
For all 6 cocktails:
- 2 ripe mangos (makes ¾ cup purée)
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons white rum
- 3 cups club soda
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
- Handful of fresh mint leaves
For one cocktail:
- 2 lime wedges
- 4 mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 tablespoons mango purée
- 1½ oz (1 shot or 3 tablespoons) white rum
- ½ cup club soda
For all 6 cocktails:
- Peel the mangos. Place the mango flesh in a food processor. Process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the edges of the food processor bowl if necessary.
- Meanwhile, combine ⅔ cup sugar and ⅔ cup water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stir to dissolve the sugar, and take off the heat. Let the simple syrup cool completely.
- Place the lime wedges and mint leaves in a large pitcher. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to gently mash the limes and mint to release the lime juice and the mint aroma.
- Add the mango purée, the cooled simple syrup, and the rum to the pitcher; stir to combine.
- Add several cups of ice (I did about ¾ up the side of the pitcher, but it depends on how big your pitcher is). Top with the club soda. Serve immediately.
For each individual cocktail:
- Follow the instructions above for making mango purée and simple syrup.
- Place two lime wedges and 4 mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to gently mash the limes and mint to release the lime juice and the mint aroma.
- Add the mango purée, the cooled simple syrup, and the rum; stir to combine.
- Fill the glass up ¾ of the way with ice and top with the club soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve immediately.
To make it a mocktail, skip the white rum and add more club soda.
Nutrition facts below are for one cocktail with rum.
Keywords: cocktails, mocktails, mango mojito