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Mojito Slushies

These Frozen Mojito Slushies are the perfect treat on a hot day! Easily made nonalcoholic, they’re packed with refreshing flavor from fresh mint and citrus juice. Blend up a batch and watch how fast it’s gone!

hand reaching for a frozen mojito slushie next to a pitcher

Is it hot in your area? If you live a many parts of the United States during the summer months, heat waves are common! This weather makes me want to 1) Never turn on the oven and 2) Drink all the refreshing beverages. That’s how today’s recipe came about.

While I’ve had quite a few mojitos, I had never tried the slushie variety. Safe to say I may be “slushie-ing” more drinks in the future. Their slowly melting ice is so satisfying and thirst-quenching!

How to Make a Mojito Slushie

  1. Start by making simple syrup. Combine sugar and water in a small pot on the stovetop. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly. Alternatively (if you don’t want to turn on the stove), microwave the sugar and water in a microwave-safe container for 2-3 minutes, stirring to dissolve any remaining sugar crystals. Let cool.
  2. To a blender, add all of the simple syrup, lime juice, mint, lime zest if using, a pinch of salt and rum (or limeade for nonalcoholic). Blend for 10 seconds to combine and chop up the mint leaves.
  3. Finally, add the first three cups of ice and begin combining. A high-speed blender will make this the easier process. Add the rest of the ice and blend fully until you have a slushie texture. Depending on how hot it is where you’re serving these, the ice will melt pretty quickly. You may need to use up to 8-9 cups of ice for a truly thick texture.
  4. To serve, use a spoon to portion out into four short glasses. Garnish as desired with a lime round on the edge and a sprig of mint stuck into the glass.
hand pouring a pitcher of frozen mojito slushies in a glass

Mojito Slushie Recipe FAQs

What does a mojito taste like?

A mojito tastes pleasantly fizzy with notes of tangy lime juice and refreshing mint. It is perfect for a very hot summer day and made even better when blended with ice for the perfect slushie texture.

What type of alcohol is in a mojito?

Light rum is the standard alcohol in a mojito. The flavor of light rum is not overwhelming and great for a hot day. If you would like to make a nonalcoholic mojito, substitute store-bought or homemade limeade. This list of white rums provides some nice options for brands to try.

Can you make simple syrup in the microwave?

Yes! To make simple syrup in the microwave without turning on the oven, add 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to a large, microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Stir to dissolve any additional sugar granules.

side view of a frozen mojito slushie sitting outside in the sun

More Iced Summer Drinks and Cocktails to Try

Iced Coffee Shake – This one reminds me of a coffee frappuccino!

Strawberry Peach Frosé – Perfect for brunch.

4-Ingredient Piña Coladas – Rhe most simple and delicious tropical beverage.

Extra Ginger Moscow Mule – Three kinds of ginger here!

Salted Watermelon Margaritas – A surprisingly refreshing way to use all that extra watermelon.

Cucumber Melon Gin Fizz – This one is bright orange and fun for cookouts.

Strawberry Limeade. – A great mixer for these mojitos if you’d like a nonalcoholic version!

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hand reaching for a frozen mojito slushie next to a pitcher

Mojito Slushies


  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Frozen Mojito Slushies are the perfect treat on a hot day! Easily made nonalcoholic, they’re packed with refreshing flavor from fresh mint and citrus juice. Blend up a batch and watch how fast it’s gone!


Ingredients

Scale

For simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

For slushie:

  • Simple Syrup (above)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (can substitute lemon)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp lime zest, optional
  • 1/3 cup light rum (2.6 oz), or store bought limeade or lemonade for nonalcoholic
  • 67 cups cubed ice, for blending
  • Lime round and mint sprig to garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Start by making simple syrup. Combine sugar and water in a small pot on the stovetop. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly. Alternatively (if you don’t want to turn on the stove), microwave the sugar and water in a microwave-safe container for 2-3 minutes, stirring to dissolve any remaining sugar crystals. Let cool.
  2. To a blender, add all of the simple syrup, lime juice, mint, lime zest if using, and rum (or limeade for nonalcoholic). Blend for 10 seconds to combine and chop up the mint leaves.
  3. Finally, add the first three cups of ice and begin combining. A high-speed blender will make this easier. Add the rest of the ice and blend fully until you have a thick slushie texture. Depending on how hot it is where you’re serving these, the ice will melt pretty quickly. You may need to use up to 8-9 cups of ice.
  4. To serve, use a spoon to portion out into four short glasses. Garnish as desired with a lime round on the edge and a sprig of mint stuck into the glass.

Notes

These will melt quickly if it’s warm out, so be sure to prepare just before serving.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: One fourth of recipe
  • Calories: 149.4 calories
  • Sugar: 25.6 grams
  • Sodium: 41.5 milligrams
  • Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 28 grams
  • Fiber: 0.5 grams
  • Protein: 0.3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: mojito, mint, drink, summer, rum, cocktail

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Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. My recipes focus on entertaining-style cuisine, perfect for celebrating all of life's little moments! Meet me here.

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