If you’re a fan of mojito cocktails (who isn’t?), then you’re sure to enjoy this alcohol-free version. You may find you don’t miss the rum after all!

By Nici Wickes
  • 10 mins preparation
  • Makes 1 litre
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  • 4 tablespoon grated palm sugar or 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • juice of 4 limes
  • large handful fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 750 millilitre soda water
  • mint leaves and lime slices, to serve


  • 1
    Make a sugar syrup by simmering the sugar and water together for 4-5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Using a blender, mortar and pestle or food processor, combine the cooled sugar syrup with the lime juice, mint and half the ice.
  • 3
    Spoon into a serving jug. Add the soda water and stir. Taste and add more lime juice or sugar, depending on your preference.
  • 4
    To serve, add the remaining ice cubes, then garnish with mint and lime.


Using palm or brown sugar as a sweetener gives a more caramel flavour than regular white sugar.

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