Kick off the holiday season with our delectable Christmas Mojito Recipe! This festive concoction is a fabulous mix of zesty orange and smooth rum, giving the basic Mojito a delightful Christmas makeover.
This gorgeous cocktail is perfect for holiday parties or cozy evenings by the fire and is sure to be the star of your festive celebrations!
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Christmas Mojito Recipe
Our Christmas Mojito recipe, with its vibrant mix of white rum, orange liqueur, and seasonal flavors, is not just a drink; it’s a celebration in a glass!
What better way to add a sparkle to your next holiday party than with this perfect cocktail that takes a classic mojito recipe and gives it a festive touch?
Imagine the warmth and laughter with loved ones on Christmas Eve and a glass of this delicious cocktail in hand. The combination of light rum, juicy orange, and tangy pomegranate juice makes it a delicious cocktail for sipping while unwrapping gifts or as a prelude to your sumptuous Christmas dinner.
The light rum and mint flavors are the essence of traditional mojitos, while the addition of Spiced Cranberry Sprite replaces club soda, adding a little fizz and elevating it to a festive notch.
Whether hosting a Christmas party or enjoying a quiet night before the merriment starts, this holiday cocktail recipe is the perfect way to lift the holiday spirit!
Pair your cranberry Mojito cocktails with some tasty appetizers like our Fun & Festive Candy Cane Charcuterie Board, Baked Brie with Cranberries and Walnuts, or Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon.
Cocktail Ingredients & Equipment
Christmas Mojito Ingredients
- White Rum – such as Bacardi.
- Triple Sec – an orange-flavored liqueur. You can also use Cointreau or Grand Marnier in this cocktail.
- Fresh Orange – for muddling in the cocktail
- Fresh Mint Leaves – for muddling in the cocktail and for garnish
- Fresh Pomegranate Seeds – are added to the cocktail mixture.
- Fresh Cranberries – for garnish
- Fresh Lime – for garnish
- Spiced Cranberry Sprite – if you cannot find this seasonal flavor, mix equal parts of regular Sprite (or other lemon-lime soda, club soda/soda water) with cranberry juice to equal the amount required in the recipe.
- Orange Juice
- Pomegranate Juice
- The recipe for this festive Christmas cocktail makes four servings in a pitcher.
- However, you can easily make one drink in a cocktail shaker.
- Use a Muddling Tool or the back of a wooden spoon to mash the fresh orange and mint leaves together.
- You can use Cocktail Skewers for skewering cocktail fruits for garnish.
- Mojitos are typically served in a tall glass, but you can use any type of Cocktail Glass you like.
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Christmas Mojito Variations
Here are some variations of the holiday mojito cocktail recipe you might like to try.
- White Christmas Mojito: (Makes 1) Muddle 1 oz Orange Juice with 4 Mint Leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to the shaker with 2 oz Coconut Rum and 1 oz Coconut Cream and shake well to chill. Strain into a glass filled with ice, and top up with Spiced Cranberry Sprite. Garnish with Pomegranate Arils and a Mint Sprig.
- Cranberry Mojito: Follow the recipe card, but replace the pomegranate juice with cranberry juice, and, if you can find it, replace the orange liqueur with cranberry liqueur or schnapps.
- Pomegranate Mojito: Follow the recipe card, but replace the orange juice with pomegranate juice, for a punchier flavor.
- Spiced Mojito: Add a cinnamon stick and a dash of cranberry syrup to the recipe for a warm, spiced version perfect for chilly evenings.
- Orange Marmalade Mojito: (Makes 1) Whisk 1 Tbsp Orange Marmalade with 1½ oz Orange Juice and 2 oz Spiced Rum until the marmalade is dissolved. Pour into an ice-filled glass with a few chopped Mint Leaves and top with Spiced Cranberry Sprite. Garnish with fresh mint and an orange wedge.
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Virgin Christmas Mojito (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy a virgin mojito, we simply remove and replace the alcohol.
Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed below instead of the alcoholic ones.
- Instead of rum, use pomegranate juice.
- Instead of orange liqueur, use orange juice.
I recommend adding the syrups to your taste as they may add the sweetness you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.
Christmas Mockjito with Non-Alcoholic Spirits
For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.
Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed above instead of the alcoholic ones.
In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com. Other brands include Strykk (UK) and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.
Frozen Christmas Mojito
Want to turn this drink into a frozen slushie? Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! (You can do the same with the mocktail version too.)
How To Make A Big Batch of Christmas Mojitos
Want to turn Want to make a big batch of # cocktails for a party or gathering? It’s easy—here’s how!
The recipe makes 4 Mojitos, so for 12 drinks, multiply the recipe by 3; for 24 drinks, multiply the recipe by 6, and so on.
Add plenty of ice to your serving container to keep the cocktail chilled. Add fresh pomegranate seeds, cranberries, and mint leaves int there too.
While it’s best to enjoy the cocktail fresh to savor its flavors, you may have some left at the end of your party—don’t let it go to waste!
- Transfer it to an airtight pitcher or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Or, to make it last longer, turn it into Christmas Mojito Granita!
- Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily.
- Transfer the cocktail to a shallow freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer for 6 hours (or overnight). You can add some simple syrup or another sweetener if desired.
- Use a fork to break the frozen cocktail into small pieces. Serve and enjoy!
- Or pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Use the cocktail cubes to chill and flavor future cocktails without diluting the drink.
Setting Up Your Cocktail Bar
When setting up your cocktail bar or serving area, you could include the following:
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make Christmas Mojitos?
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For the Mojito
- ½ Fresh Large Orange, peeled and chopped
- ¼ cup Orange Juice
- ¼ cup Pomegranate juice
- 8-10 Mint Leaves, chopped
- Ice Cubes
- 6 oz Rum
- 4 oz Triple Sec or other Orange Liqueur
- 3 cans Spiced Cranberry Sprite
- ¼ cup Pomegranate Arils
- ¼ cup Fresh Cranberries
- Fresh Cranberries
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Orange or Lime Wedges
- Place chopped orange and mint leaves into a large bowl and mash with a muddling tool.
- Pour orange juice and pomegranate juice into the bowl and stir. Set aside for 15 minutes.
- Strain the juices into a large pitcher with some ice and stir to combine.
- Pour the rum, orange liqueur, and Sprite into the pitcher with the pomegranate seeds and cranberries and stir again.
- To serve, pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish as desired with cranberries, mint leaves, and citrus wedges. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 8gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Festive Dinner Party Menu Suggestions!
The beverage is covered, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a dinner party or special meal:
- Appetizer: Classic Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
- Soup: Roasted Fennel & Tomato Soup
- Salad: Fig and Roasted Fennel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Main Dish: Tuscan Pork Chops with White Beans and Crispy Sage
- Side Dish: Simple Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe
- Dessert: Foolproof Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe
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