Ok, I know I am getting older, but why does time have to go by so fast? This summer break seemed like it lasted about 2 weeks and the kids are already back in school. I am thankful for the break, don’t get me wrong! The only way I can get any work done is if the kids are in school. I take Caitlin to her school, come home and homeschool Henry for a few hours and then start working. I am just lucky that I can work from home…in my pajamas…while I watch TV!
Lemon Lime Mojitos
There are so many people who work so much harder than I do. My husband delivers tires for a living, and by the end of his day, he is wiped out. He is looking forward to the Labor Day cookout we have planned. He has a friend who is shipping out to Germany, so we are having a big gettogether to say goodbye to him. I let Chris man the grill, while I make the sides and the drinks. One of my favorite cocktails is a mojito. I will make a pitcher of lemon lime mojitos a well as a pitcher of virgin lemon lime mojitos.
This cocktail (or mocktail) recipe is light, crisp and super refreshing. You can tweak this recipe to your individual tastes. The one thing that will stay true no matter the changes you make, is how delicious this drink is. The traditional Cuban cocktail calls for white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. I prefer to have a lemon flavor to mine, which is why I use this lemon lime mojitos recipe instead. For the cocktail, I use the club soda and not the lemon lime soda because I prefer my mojito to be less sweet.
If you want to make a virgin, or a mocktail version of the lemon lime mojitos, that is super easy. The kids like their drinks on the sweet side, so I would suggest using the lemon lime soda instead of the club soda. Caitlin likes to have the fresh mint from my garden in hers, while Henry leaves it out of his. He basically likes the lemonade soda with the fresh fruit. However you make it, you get a deliciously, thirst quenching drink for your labor day celebration.
- 3 teaspoons lemonade drink mix
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup rum
- 6 mint sprigs
- 3 cups club or lemon lime soda
- 3 lime slices
- 3 lemon slices
- Add water, rum, and drink mix into a pitcher, stir vigorously until drink mix is completely dissolved.
- Add mint, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, add soda and serve over ice.
- Add one lime and one lemon slice to each glass.
What is your favorite Labor Day cocktail/mocktail?
Jeanette saysAugust 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm
Mojito’s I will take anyway you will give them to me! I want to try these SO bad! I need to go to the store and get everything, but I think I might make these!
Pam saysAugust 25, 2015 at 2:51 pm
My daughter loves virgin mojitos. She’s old enough to drink the real thing, but she prefers the virgin ones. I’m sure she’ll love this recipe too.
Jennifer saysAugust 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm
I don’t really drink anymore, but these could convince me to have one or two. That’s saying something. They look absolutely mah-velous.
Isabella Grey saysAugust 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm
Oh, these look so freaking yummy! I’m gonna have to make some!
Liz Mays saysAugust 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm
Those flavors are so refreshing this time of year. I wouldn’t mind sitting on my patio with some of these!
Stacie saysAugust 25, 2015 at 4:15 pm
These look delicious and refreshing! I love the mixture of lime and mint they just go together so nicely.
Christie saysAugust 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm
Mojitos are definitely a popular drink down here in Florida! Looks so refreshing and light!
Catherine S saysAugust 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm
This sounds so yummy. I have never tried a Mojito, but I would like to. Thanks for the recipe.
Miranda (myrabev) saysAugust 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm
I love mojitos and could drink them all day if my job allowed. Thanks for the recipe
Valerie saysAugust 25, 2015 at 6:44 pm
I guess that may be frowned upon, huh? They do look good though, don’t they?
Valerie saysAugust 25, 2015 at 5:34 pm
I love a good mojito. These sound amazing. I can’t wait to give them a try.
Amanda saysAugust 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm
This sounds like a great drink to keep the flavors of summer going. I love mint and lemon together–so delish. Cheers!
Aileen saysAugust 25, 2015 at 6:26 pm
You just made me crave for a glass! Thank goodness we just bought a shaker. Will definitely be trying this tonight! 😀
Amber Edwards saysAugust 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm
That looks quite refreshing! I love the mint with lemon lime flavor! I’d have to use the Virgin version but still, it sounds amazing.
Shauna saysAugust 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm
Okay, I want this tonight. After the kids being back in school for two days, my stress level is through the roof. This is much needed and sounds delicious.
Debbie Denny saysAugust 25, 2015 at 8:09 pm
That looks so good and easy. Real refreshing,
Jeanine saysAugust 25, 2015 at 8:12 pm
I am not a drinker at all, but those look super refreshing. Perfect ending to the summer. I’m sure when I have my get together next week my friends would love these!
Seattle Travel Blogger saysAugust 25, 2015 at 8:27 pm
My husband loves mojitos. I love a good margarita – easy to make at home too!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysAugust 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm
I love mojitos! I like that you added mint leaves.
Liz Mays saysAugust 25, 2015 at 11:00 pm
My favorite part! This sounds super refreshing!
Mary Edwards saysAugust 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm
I am not a drinker but the moctail looks great. I bet this would be very refreshing on a hot Florida day!
Mia saysAugust 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm
Mojitos and frozen daiquiris are two of my favorite cocktails. The lemon lime sounds like a really refreshing combo!
Ann Bacciaglia saysAugust 25, 2015 at 10:29 pm
This looks like a delicious drink recipe. I will have to try it for my pool party.
Tammy Roy saysAugust 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm
I like mixing wine spritzers when i am going to have a drink. This would make a nice refreshing drink on a hot day.
Elizabeth Lampman saysAugust 25, 2015 at 10:32 pm
This would be a great drink for my girls night. We love to try different drinks. Our last party we made Bacon Caesars.
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition saysAugust 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm
Oh my! These look nice and refreshing. I may just need to make some this weekend.
Vera Sweeney saysAugust 25, 2015 at 11:12 pm
Oh my gosh these look amazing!! I love the idea of a mocktail, great way for the kids to have a fancy drink at a celebration!
Toni | BoulderLocavore saysAugust 25, 2015 at 11:33 pm
It was 98 degrees here today and I cannot think of anything I would have loved more than one of these! They sound so refreshing!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysAugust 26, 2015 at 1:28 am
I haven’t done a lot of drinking since I had kids, so a mocktail would really hit the spot!
Aubrey saysAugust 26, 2015 at 1:53 am
Looks like it could be a nice summer beverage.
Dogvills saysAugust 26, 2015 at 4:10 am
That looks refreshing and delicious. This is perfect when entertaining friends at home.
Stephanie saysAugust 26, 2015 at 6:44 am
I was just talking about making mojitos today. I’ve never made them, and this looks so easy. Now I just need some rum!
Krystal saysAugust 26, 2015 at 8:45 am
Mojitos with extra mint are my favorite. Such a sweet yet refreshing cocktail!
Tracey saysAugust 26, 2015 at 8:59 am
Mojitos are my favourite drink of all time. I love your spin on a classic drink!
Autumn @Mamachallenge saysAugust 26, 2015 at 9:52 am
These look good! Mojitos are always refreshing.
Marcie W. saysAugust 26, 2015 at 10:25 am
It is back to school week in our area of the country and I can not think of a better time to enjoy one of these cocktails. Since it is still quite hot outside, these would be so refreshing as well.
Ora Lee Gurr saysAugust 26, 2015 at 10:42 am
The combination of lemon-lime and mint sounds refreshing even without the other ingredients. Thanks for the delicious recipe for a mojitos mocktail/cocktail.
tess saysAugust 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm
This combination sounds great. This would be great as a mocktail.
Crystal saysAugust 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm
We are having this crazy heat wave, and I’m dying. All I want to do is sip on a mocktail and read.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) saysAugust 26, 2015 at 4:49 pm
I made a mocktail green tea “champagne” with sparkling water. Very refreshing to drink this summer and light enough to drink before bedtime.
Camesha | Mama Motivator saysAugust 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm
We really like mojitos. It’s a nice and refreshing summer drink.
Shell saysAugust 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm
I love mojitos. I’ll have to give this one a try!
CourtneyLynne saysAugust 26, 2015 at 8:29 pm
Oooo this drink sounds so yummy!!! I just love mojitos, especially during the summer. So refreshing!
Stephanie C. saysAugust 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm
This drink just sounds so refreshing and delicious. I will have to try this before teh summer is up!
ricci saysAugust 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm
I love a good mojito recipe and this one looks fantastic!! Great recipe!!
rosemary palmer saysAugust 27, 2015 at 5:36 am
Hello from Chattanooga. These sound great. I love this type of drink to make myself since I am not a huge mint lover so I can limit it myself. Thanks.
Tiany - Social Savvy Mom saysAugust 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm
This looks delicious and easy enough to make, I have actually never had one but I love lomeon so this would probably be perfect for me! lol thanks for sharing!
lena saysAugust 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm
Oh, delicious! I am all for the good time in style and man, do i need one!
Jennifer saysAugust 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm
ummm I want this right now! It looks so refreshing and it’s just about 5:00pm on a Friday. Don’t mind if I do!
maria s. saysAugust 29, 2015 at 12:36 am
I don’t drink often but when I do I order a mojito! I love that I can make a batch of these for the kids and a batch for the adults. I think I would do something like add a couple drops of grenadine to the kids so there are no mix ups.
XmasDolly saysAugust 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm
hMMM Looks really relaxing to me. Kinda thing to get your mojo…. I mean mojitos workin’! 🙂 Definitely something to relax with!