Blood Orange Mojito

side view of garnished drink with blood orange and mint in the background

This Blood Orange Mojito is the best way to celebrate citrus season! Loaded with freshly squeezed blood orange juice, this cocktail is incredibly fresh, simple and so delicious!

Another season, another cocktail! I try to make my cocktails seasonally to keep things extra fun around here on OBB. For example, during Christmas I made my Gingerbread White Russian. In the Fall, I made a Spiced Apple Cider Spritz and last Summer I celebrated peach season by creating my Peach Thyme Spritzer

It’s so fun getting to create new cocktails, especially since most of us aren’t exactly going out for a drink during this time. 

overhead shot of drink ingredients

And since Winter can be a dreary time, what better way to brighten things up than to make a Blood Orange Mojito?! 

What is a Mojito? 

A mojito is a classic cocktail that you can find in almost every place to get a drink! Traditionally, it’s a drink that is made with white rum, fresh lime, mint, sugar to taste and usually either club soda or plain seltzer to top.

straight on shot of garnished drink with mint

It’s incredibly fresh, super refreshing and a delicious cocktail! Not to mention SIMPLE! I always love when cocktails don’t need a million different types of liquor or ingredients or mixers – and this one fits the bill for sure!

Why You’ll Love this Drink: 

2 words: BLOOD ORANGES. These are an incredibly beautiful citrus that is pretty much only available during the Winter but wow – when they are available, I always buy several bags! 

As you can see, they are absolutely gorgeous on the inside – they’re dark red and incredibly juicy. 

sliced blood oranges

For this recipe, you use freshly squeezed blood oranges for the pink tint to this drink – making it a perfect option for Valentine’s Day! 

The blood oranges go perfectly with the fresh, zippy flavor of the mint. The lime also pairs perfectly as does the simple syrup! 

It’s a smooth drink with a tangy pucker thanks to the fresh citrus! The club soda adds the perfect fizzy top and you have to garnish it with a slice of fresh blood orange 🙂 

So enough talking – let’s get into what you need to make it! 

Ingredients You Need: 

  • White rum 
  • Blood oranges 
  • Fresh mint 
  • Club soda (or plain seltzer) 
  • Simple syrup 

How to Make Mojito:

First, it’s always good to have a simple syrup. You can make it plain by combining just equal parts sugar and water.  Turn the pot on medium heat and begin stirring it until the sugar dissolves in the water and it becomes one. Let it cool off. And voila – tasty sugar syrup! 

stirring the drink with a golden cocktail spoon

To save glasses, I like to muddle the mint in the bottom of my cocktail shaker. Muddle about 8-10 pieces of mint, or about a bunch, depending on how much you want!

Add in the freshly squeezed blood orange juice as well as the white rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, and plain simple syrup. Shake shake shake! Strain into your favorite glass and add ice if desired. If you love fresh mint, don’t strain it! Top with club soda and you’re all set!

overhead shot of garnished drink

This drink is just simple, refreshing and one of my favorite ways to enjoy a fun date night at home! I hope you guys try it and enjoy! XO – Haylie 

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few other cocktails you might like: 

Simple Lemon Lime Margaritas 

Champagne Moscow Mule 

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Blood Orange Mojito

This Blood Orange Mojito is the best way to celebrate citrus season! Loaded with freshly squeezed blood orange juice, this cocktail is incredibly fresh, simple and so delicious! 

Course cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blood orange mojito, blood orange mojitos, homemade mojitos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 2 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice (about 2 small blood oranges squeezed)
  • 1 and 1/2 oz white rum 
  • 1 oz simple syrup 
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 fresh lime, squeezed 
  • 1-2 oz club soda to top it off
  • fresh mint and blood orange slices to garnish

Instructions

  1. Begin by making the simple syrup by combining 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water in a small pot on medium heat. Stir together until the sugar has dissolved into the water reduce the heat and then let it cool down. You can also buy store bought 🙂

  2. To a cocktail shaker, muddle the 8-10 mint leaves (about a small bunch). Let that sit. Juice the blood oranges and add the fresh blood orange juice to the mint, followed by the rum, the simple syrup and the fresh lime. Stir together using a cocktail spoon.

  3. Shake it all up and then strain through the cocktail shaker into your favorite glass. Add ice and then top with club soda. Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh mint. Taste and add more sweetener if needed. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You don't have to strain out the mint if you don't want to 🙂 It's up to you! 

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