A frozen mojito is a low ABV summer drink and the perfect cocktail on a hot day.
A mojito is my cocktail of choice, and the only one I allow myself to have (on rare occasions!) at lunch. I think that’s because it’s so naturally light. This frozen mojito ups the ante on the refreshment factor, and it’s low ABV too. I think it might be the ideal summer cocktail.
did you know?
Frozen cocktails are a 20th century invention starting with the frozen daiquiri, created in Cuba in the early 1900s. The invention of electric blenders in the 30s and 40s made it easier to blend ice and ingredients, paving the way for the refreshing frozen cocktails we love today. That’s progress!
what’s in a frozen mojito
- light rum (aka white or silver rum)
- I use Bacardi.
- fresh lime juice
- you can use bottled lime juice if you like, but I prefer the flavor of fresh.
- fresh mint
how to make a frozen mojito ~ 2 steps
- Load a blender with rum, lime juice, sugar, mint, and ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth and slushy.
Serve right away in a tall glass, garnished with lime and mint leaves.
how many shots of rum are in a frozen mojito?
This frozen mojito contains 1 shot of rum. You can make it stronger or weaker if you like.
is a frozen mojito a low ABV (alcohol by volume) drink?
Yes, this frozen mojito has an approximate alcohol percentage between 4% – 6% and would be considered a low ABV drink. The exact ABV of this drink depends on how much ice you blend into it.
In the realm of cocktails, the term “low ABV” typically refers to drinks with alcohol content that is lower than the standard spirits-based cocktails, usually below 8% ABV. Conventional cocktails range from 13%-40% alcohol.
frozen mojito variations
Here are some frozen mojito variation ideas to add a twist to the classic recipe:
- Add a few slices of jalapeño to the blender for a spicy jalapeño frozen mojito. You can go from mild to spicy depending on how much pepper you add. This is one of my favorite variations!
- Add fresh strawberries or pineapple chunks to the blender for a fruity twist.
- Mix coconut milk or coconut cream along with the other ingredients to give the mojito a creamy tropical vibe.
- Incorporate fresh watermelon chunks or cucumber into the blender to create a light and summery variation.
- Make it a mocktail: leave out the rum or substitute with a non-alcoholic spirit from a company like Seedlip or Lyres. Lyres makes a non-alcoholic white rum that would be perfect for this drink.
shop my props
- You can find my metal straws here. I like them because they last forever…nothing goes to a landfill!
- My highball glasses are thrifted, it’s a great way to add to your cocktail glass collection, but you can buy many styles, here.
more frozen drinks!
Low ABV Frozen Mojito Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum, or 3 tablespoons
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice, or 2 tablespoons
- 10 large fresh mint leaves
- 3 tsp sugar, or honey. You can add more to taste if you want your drink sweeter.
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes*
- mint leaves
- lime wedge
- In a blender, combine the white rum, fresh lime juice, mint leaves, and sugar.
- Add the ice cubes to the blender. Blend the mixture on high speed until smooth and slushy.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness or acidity if desired by adding more sugar or lime juice.
- Pour (or spoon!) the frozen mojito into a glass.
- Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge, if desired. Serve immediately!