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Mojito Madness!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mojito Madness! Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

It’s definitely lazy-by-the-pool time of the year, and what better to celebrate summer vacation than a collection of jewel-toned mojitos! Well, only made better if served by cute cabana boy, right? We went searching online for creative mojito recipes and came up with several beauties to share with you. You’ll have to source the cabana boy yourself, though.

Raspberry, mint, white rum: Icy-Cold Raspberry Mojito from A La Carte Kitchen is one of the prettiest mojitos I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mojito Madness! Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen (Icy-Cold Raspberry Mojito from A La Carte Kitchen)

Watermelon & Mint from Amy of Adventures of a Messy Chef. I made this recipe the other day and my guests thought I was the best host ever. See, dinner parties are easy with good booze!

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mojito Madness! Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen (Watermelon and Mint Mojito from Amy of Adventures of a Messy Chef)

In case it’s not 5 o’clock where you are, how about a Virgin Pom Mojito (pomegranate juice, mint and sparkling water) from blogger Mango and Tomato.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mojito Madness! Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen (Virgin Pom Mojito from Mango and Tomato)

I’ve never had ice-envy before, but I do now. See this girly-pink Passionfruit Mojito below? The glass is made of ice! Yes, I want! Is it my birthday yet?

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mojito Madness! Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen (Passionfruit Mojito from Mogwai Soup)

Blood Orange Mojitos from one of the cutest couples ever: Dhale and Pierre of Culinary Musings.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mojito Madness! Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen (Blood Orange Mojitos from Dhale and Pierre of Culinary Musings)

I found a satsuma orange mojito from Chow.comCochon’s Satsuma (Mandarin Orange) Mojito Recipe (you can substitute with a tangerine).

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mojito Madness! Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen (Cochon's Satsuma (Mandarin Orange) Mojito)

And I have one more for you, Shelisa’s Mango Mojito, which I know you’ll love! Happy lazy-by-the-pool day!

Shelisa’s Mango Mojito
Serves 2

Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Bring water to a light boil in a small sauce pan, remove from heat and stir in sugar. Let cool.

Mango Mojito
2 large handfuls of fresh mint leaves
2 mangos, peeled and cubed into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup Bacardi Mango Rum
1/4 simple syrup
crushed ice
1 cup club soda

Add the mint leaves and mango to a shaker. Muddle together for 1 minute. Add in the rum, simple syrup and ice, cover and shake. Pour the mixed drink into a tall glass and add in the club soda.


Jaden Hair is a food writer, television personality, and food photographer based in Tampa Bay, Florida. Find more of her recipes in her blog, Steamy Kitchen, where you can also read more about Jaden’s new book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, and the rave reviews it’s received!



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Francesca on 6.29.2010

We’re having a summer cocktail contest at the Forbes booze blog – there are a few hours left to show your mojito love by voting for it as the ultimate warm-weather drink:

Jaclyn on 6.24.2010

Mojitos are so refreshing! I love how you can make them so many different flavors. I read this article about how to make the perfect mojito and thought i’d share!

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thesweetest on 6.19.2010

These are all gorgeous! Craving now…

Mary on 6.17.2010

The Ginger-Mint mojito looks fantastic! Wonder if I have any ginger in the fridge?

Tammy on 6.13.2010

These look wonderful & refreshing, but wishing they were non-alcoholic. Maybe a future post could be non-alcoholic versions for those of us who don’t drink!

vivian@StephenbonannoSandals on 6.13.2010

Yummy! Looking forward to drinks lakeside this summer.

Karen on 6.12.2010

I made the Watermelon Mojitos today and my husband and I LOVED them! Not too sweet and very refreshing! My new favorite drink!

Lynne on 6.12.2010

Kristine, I am not sure where you got your information from but every mojito I have ever had or seen a recipe for has included a bubbly beverage of some sort (club soda, seltzer, 7Up, etc). My friend from Cuba who taught me how to make them also included it.

That raspberry mojito looks freaking amazing!

Shauna on 6.12.2010

I adore mojitos. I was just recently playing around with basil mojitos (sorry Kristine, it’s foo foo), and strawberries! Delicious. I posted the recipe for it here

I’m looking forward to trying some of these recipes too. Thanks!

Kristine Nelson on 6.12.2010

Mint muddled with a bit of raw sugar, a good quality rum and lime juice. Crushed ice is the lengthening ingredient. A true mojito NEVER has club soda in it!!!!!! The photos are lovely but these are mint foo foo drinks, NOT mojitos!

Martha McLaughlin on 6.12.2010

I don’t drink alcohol but would love to make one, so thanks for posting a couple “virgin” recipes. Can’t wait to try them!

Suzanne on 6.11.2010

This is my kind of recipe.

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bakedgoodsmonday on 6.11.2010

omg. cupcake theme yesterday, and now mojitos. are you reading my mind? =)

Kiran on 6.11.2010

Gotta gulp major mojito’s in this Florida’s hot and humid weather :D

Sally K on 6.11.2010

The first time I made mojitos, I didn’t have any rum in the house so I used tequila and called it a tejito. It was very, very good.

Mimster on 6.11.2010

WOW! If those photos do not say “S-U-M-M-E-R” I don’t know what does! Would LOVE a Maragrita post like this one too (hint, hint, wink wink :))

I am assuming the simple syrup measurement in the last mango mojito recipe posted is a 1/4 CUP, right? Not a big drinker, so I need all the recipe help I can get! LOL

Sunny on 6.11.2010

Any suggestions on what kind of mint to grow? We grew an acre :) of what was labeled “mint” but it is not very flavorful in our mojitos. We want to replant and start over but are not sure what kind we should grow. Anyone?

Karen on 6.11.2010

I was JUST wondering what to do with all the mint in the garden…now I know!! Great list!

Sunny on 6.11.2010

These are so pretty! Makes me want to try them all!

christinem on 6.11.2010

Oh, that raspberry one IS pretty!! Would you believe I’ve never had a mojito? And I know it would be something I’d like! I think I must make a point of trying one (of each) soon! ;)

Amy on 6.11.2010

Mojitos are my fave!!! I have a mint plant on the patio and when the kiddos go to bed, I sit on my swing and sip away. Aaaaah. Will have to try the raspberry one!

Fran on 6.10.2010

OMG! I can’t take it! That first shot has me running to the kitchen for a “before bed” mojito. And I’m so not into the whole alcohol thing, but a nice “night cap” on a summer night (it’s actually morning now) is a perfect way to hit the hay. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that first shot.

Tegan on 6.10.2010

My friend Maya has determined that she can no longer order Mojito’s at restaurants — that I make the best ones!

… the trick is that I use 7-Up instead of seltzer. :-P

Kristi on 6.10.2010

That raspberry mojito is one of the prettiest drinks I have ever seen!

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sweetpea on 6.10.2010

Those ALL look great! But especially the raspberry one. Mojitos are super easy and way cheaper to make at home. Another good reason to grow fresh mint! Any picture of the mango one? Mango and lime, YUM

Andrea on 6.10.2010

@country cleaver – you can find those ice glass molds at Bed Bath & Beyond

Georgia Pellegrini on 6.10.2010

I must admit I love mojitos, but the basic recipe has gotten a little over-played. I’m liking these variations.

Andrea on 6.10.2010

omgosh this is great! It’s been a rough week & I have a ton of wild mint taking over my yard. My mint simple syrup is cooling as I type. I was going to try watermelon but my dh ate it so I’m using some mango juice instead

MojitoMaven on 6.10.2010


I’ve actually made several of these recipes and they are delicious!!

Cindy on 6.10.2010

Oh my goodness….my favorite summer drink with margaritas coming in a close, close second! Those look SOOO good! Salsa dancing anyone???

Vanessa on 6.10.2010

so glad you added a non-alcholic one in the mix today! Mojitos are my favorite but I am 7months preggers and so they are off the list right now! :)

Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on 6.10.2010

All of those look so pretty!


vicki on 6.10.2010

I was just closing out the page for tasty kitchen and caught this about the Mojito’s. I had to come back nice refreshing summer drinks. The cabana boys I get to be around are all over 60 :(
Thanks for the recipes though.

Dhale @ Culinary Musings on 6.10.2010

Awwww thanks for your kind words and linking my blood orange mojito recipe :)

Funny thing is, just last night Pierre and I had a few mojitos at home. And today, I saw this!

Angela on 6.10.2010

MMMM!!!!! I love mojitos! My favorite one ever was in Mexico. I had just got done snorkeling in Playa and walked off the boat, through the ocean a bit, straight to a table. Ordered my mojito, (while my husband ordered 7up, he was sea sick) and it was happy hour! I got two for $5!!

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3bakingsheets on 6.10.2010

Now THAT’S what I’m talking ’bout.

Mary B. on 6.10.2010

My sister is absolutely obsessed with mojitos – I don’t think I will send her this post though, she is 5 months pregnant and I don’t want to be cruel! No harm in me sampling them out by the pool this weekend though =)

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multiplydelicious on 6.10.2010

It’s already a hot summer day in South Florida and these look perfect! The Icy-Cold Raspberry Mojitos are beautiful!

Michelle on 6.10.2010

These are great!!! I love Mango Mojitos!

Imelda on 6.10.2010

Oh I love love love mojitos and must try some of these!

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carolinagirl on 6.10.2010

Oh my! Those all look and sound fabulous! I think I’ll be treating the girlfriends to these at the pool this weekend!

Olga @ MangoTomato on 6.10.2010

I’m so thrilled you included my Pom cocktail!!! Thank you so much: I’m in great company :)

Now if only you could send over a few cabana men: no need for boys!

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Megan {Country Cleaver} on 6.10.2010

Ohh Mojitos, you delightful signs of summer…I’ve got to find out where those ice glass molds are from ! I require them!! :)

bunkycooks on 6.10.2010

I’ll have one of each! I tell the cabana boy to keep them coming. My favorite has to be the Passionfruit Mojito in the ice glass. Very cool.

Monica Bhide on 6.10.2010

Just delightful! I am already drooling!!!

Terri Ab on 6.10.2010

Wow, all of those look so good! I’m going to have to grow more mint!

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soufflebombay on 6.10.2010

So…when can you send the cabana boy over…I ll be outback in the pool???

These look great, I am speachless about the ice glass!

I am soooo having one or two or mayby 3 of these this weekend!!

My husband and I throw an adult only annual crabfest and will pick one of these to serve at it this year – we are now up to 50 pounds of spicy crab legs being served and of course shrimp shrimp shrimp…folks keep inviting themselves HA!!

Thanks this was a cool post!!!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on 6.10.2010

Mojitos are my second favorite beverage (only 2nd to margaritas) and actually my husband’s favorite. Yes, he likes the fruit drink. I have never made them at home for us because I was convinced they wouldn’t be as good! Now I need to try.