Vodka Mojito

LAST UPDATED: Jun 15, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 03, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

A Vodka Mojito is a simple summer cocktail made with fresh mint, lime, simple syrup, soda water and vodka. This mojito recipe with vodka is the perfect poolside or patio sip.

vodka mojito in a mojito glass garnished with lime slice and mint sprig

It’s cocktail week and we’re celebrating with yet another fun variation of one of my favorite cocktails – the mojito! This time, we’re mixing it up and making this mojito recipe with vodka.

A Vodka Mojito is a delicious twist on the classic Mojito receta. It has the classic sweet mint and lime flavor and really shines with vodka. Vodka is a neutral spirit with very little flavor. It makes this cocktail even more refreshing on a hot summer day!

vodka mojito garnished with lime and mint by napkin and flowers

If rum is a bit too sweet for you, you’ll love this delicious twist! My friend Rachel got me hooked on these Vodka Mojitos.

It’s quick and easy and so much better than a mix! You can whip them up with just a few fresh ingredients found in your pantry, garden or grocer.

Vodka Mojito Ingredients

limes in a bowl, fresh mint, vodka, simple syrup and empty mojito glass
  • Vodka – this spirit takes a back seat and allows the fresh flavors to shine. 
  • Limes – fresh limes add a lot of tangy citrus flavor.
  • Fresh Mint – fresh mint adds flavor and an amazing fragrance to this cocktail. It grows in abundance, so you may want to add a pot on your patio to enjoy all summer long. However, you can also find it with herbs in the produce section of your grocer.
  • Simple Syrup – store bought or homemade simple syrup adds a hint of sweet flavor to this cocktail! To make your own just allow equal parts sugar and water to dissolve in a pot over medium heat.
  • Soda Water – club soda adds a little bubbly to this summer sip. You can also use sparkling water if you prefer.
mojito recipe vodka in glass garnished with mint and lime slice on marble

Best Vodka for a Vodka Mojito

We’ve talked about the best rum for mojitos, best tequila for margaritas but now it’s all about VODKA! Any vodka will do, but these are always great options for an incredible cocktail.

  • Ketel One
  • Grey Goose
  • Absolut
  • Tito’s (great option to make it gluten free)

If you want a Vodka Mojito that tastes like the classic made with rum, try Tito’s. It’s slightly sweeter – in fact, you’ll hardly notice the difference!

How to Make a Vodka Mojito

  1. In a highball glass, muddle mint and lime to release lime juice and oils. muddling lime and mint
  2. Add vodka. vodka lime and mint in a mojito glass
  3. Fill glass to the brim with ice. glass filled with ice lime mint and vodka
  4. Add simple syrup. pouring simple syrup over lime mint and vodka
  5. Top off with soda water and stir (optional: use a cocktail shaker to mix).
    pouring club soda over vodka mojito
  6. Garnish with mint sprigs. mojito with vodka in a glass garnished with lime slice and mint sprig

This recipe is for a single serving, but of course you can make a pitcher of Mojitos with Vodka by scaling the ingredients. Taste testing always works, too!

Variations of a Mojito with Vodka

  • Use your favorite flavor of vodka – some favorites include Deep Eddy Peach, Smirnoff Infusions Watermelon and Mint or anything citrus flavored.
  • Add a fruit purée – strawberry and raspberry both lend themselves to this summer cocktail.
  • Make it skinny – reduce calories without losing flavor by substituting Sprite Zero in lieu of simple syrup and club soda.

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vodka mojito in highball garnished with mint sprig and lime
vodka mojito in a mojito glass garnished with lime slice and mint sprig

Vodka Mojito

Julie Blanner
A Vodka Mojito is a simple summer cocktail made with fresh mint, lime, simple syrup, soda water and vodka. It's the perfect poolside or patio sip.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lime quartered
  • 5 mint leaves
  • ice filled to the brim of the glass
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup club soda or sparkling water to taste

Instructions
 

  • Muddle lime and mint in a mojito glass.
  • Add vodka.
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add simple syrup.
  • Top off with club soda.
  • Stir and garnish with lime slice and mint sprig.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Vodka – Use your favorite Vodka. Ketel One, Grey Goose, Absolute, Tito’s are all great options. 
  • Limes – Fresh is always best, but you can use 100% Lime Juice purchased in the produce section of your grocer if needed.
  • Simple Syrup – Store bought or homemade simple syrup. To make your own just allow equal parts sugar and water to dissolve in a pot over medium heat.
  • Soda Water – You can substitute sparkling water if you prefer.

Variations

  • Use your favorite flavor of vodka – some favorites include Deep Eddy Peach, Smirnoff Infusions Watermelon and Mint or anything citrus flavored.
  • Add a fruit purée – strawberry and raspberry both lend themselves to this summer cocktail.
  • Make it skinny – reduce calories without losing flavor by substituting Sprite Zero in lieu of simple syrup and club soda.

Nutrition

Calories:219kcalCarbohydrates:34gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:51mgFiber:1gSugar:30gVitamin A:215IUVitamin C:11.4mgCalcium:23mgIron:1.9mg
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