When the weather gets warm, I crave mojitos, but ordering one in a crowded bar makes bartenders groan. This bane of a bartender's Summer existence is also very time intensive to make at home, since you have to muddle mint, juice limes, and make simple syrup.
I've also noticed more bars offering mojitos with muddled mango, which are even more trouble to make. Since I love them so much, I came up with this shortcut version of a mango mojito that requires very little effort and fewer ingredients. To get the recipe, read more.
This totally simple Summer cocktail uses store-bought mango puree and lime-flavored sparkling water. It needs just a little bit of muddling. If you have fresh mango at home, you can use a slice as garnish, but it's not required. Since this mojito contains no additional sugar or simple syrup, it's not too sweet and very refreshing.
Original Recipe Ingredients 6 to 8 fresh mint leaves Directions Makes 1 cocktail.
Easy Mango Mojito
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. mango puree
1/4 cup lime-flavored sparkling water
Mint sprig for garnish
6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
Makes 1 cocktail.