Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing cocktail. Adding mango to the classic rum-based mojito gives it an extra summery and tropical feel.
Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.
Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.
Place the lime rind, juice, sugar, mint leaves and rum in a small jug. Use the end of a rolling pin to crush the mixture. Strain the mixture into a serving glass. Add ice, mango nectar and sparkling water. Serve with lime wedges and extra mint leaves.
If mangoes are in season, blend the fresh fruit to make your own nectar.
For an extra fruity twist, try using mango flavoured rum and/or Coles Sparkling Water Pineapple & Mango.
COOK. STORE. SAVE.
Smart swap: Run out of white rum but have a coconut rum or spiced rum in your liquor cabinet? Use whatever you have on hand, but remember that the flavour will be different based on the type of rum you use. For example, if you make a classic mojito using aged dark rum, it’s known as a dirty mojito.
Hot summer weather calls for refreshing tropical cocktails like this easy mango mojito. The combo of lime, rum and mango puree brings those sitting-by-the-pool-on-a-tropical-island vibes.
The mojito is a Cuban punch that combines white rum, lime juice, mint and soda water with sugar syrup. Like with many recipes, there’s some speculation over the exact origins – some sources say the original mojito emerged as a medicinal drink in Havana, Cuba during the 16th century. One thing’s for sure: it’s a perfect summer drink.
Adding mango to a cocktail recipe is a great way to make it taste even more summery. An ideal fruit for cocktails, mango has the right amount of sweetness and a creamy texture that adds a slight thickness to the mix.
The classic mojito is a simple recipe combining a few basic ingredients to create a refreshing summer cocktail. The pairing of fresh mint and lime is popular in other classic cocktails based on different spirits, like the caipirinha made with the Brazilian cane spirit cachaça, or its vodka twist, the caipiroska. You’ll also find mojitos made with tequila, plus a mash-up of the mojito and margarita known as a Mojitarita.
Most mojitos are rum-based and with limited ingredients, the quality of the rum will make a big difference to the resulting taste of the drink. Mojitos are generally made with white rum rather than spiced rum, coconut rum or dark rum because it has a more subtle flavour that complements the lime and mint. However, with this mango mojito cocktail you may find the mango nectar or puree will mute the flavour of the rum slightly.
Thankfully rum and mango go very well together thanks to their tropical origins. Rum is a sugar-based alcohol from the Caribbean while mangoes are a well-known tropical fruit. In fact, the mojito isn’t the only mango and rum cocktail – you could also try out this rum, pineapple and mango punch or a mango, pineapple and coconut daiquiri.
If you don’t have mango nectar or fresh mango puree on hand, using frozen mango puree works just as well and gives the cocktail a creamier texture than you get in a fresh mango mojito.
When it comes to serving the perfect mojito you have a few options. As a punch-style drink, the mojito makes an ideal batch cocktail served in a large jug. If you’re pouring it into glasses, go for tall serving glasses like a Collins glass and add plenty of ice.