These Blood Orange Mojitos combine fresh mint, blood orange juice and light rum for a perfectly refreshing and colorful spring drink!
There is a serious lack of delicious cocktails on this site. Seriously. We make fun cocktails pretty often, especially in the summer, but we’re usually having too much fun to stop and take pictures!
Yesterday I found out that one of my good friends is moving far, far away… ACROSS THE OCEAN far away. Wahhhh. Sometimes the Navy and I are not friends. We’re kind of in a fight right now.
So I needed a drink. Or like, 10.
I got a whole bunch of blood oranges from a friend’s tree. More than I could eat before they went bad. So I juiced a bunch of them, and the juice became the base for some yummy mojitos. I love how pretty blood oranges are! They’re perfect for drinks and desserts. Our mint plant is flourishing right now, so mojitos were an obvious choice. I need to use lots of mint before the summer heat takes its toll on my poor plant.
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 tbsp blood orange juice
- 2 tbsp simple syrup
- 1.5 oz light rum
- Club soda or seltzer
- Place the mint leaves in a glass and use a muddler (or wooden spoon) to smash the leaves up a bit.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- In a shaker, combine blood orange juice, simple syrup and rum. Shake, then pour over ice.
- Top with club soda, then garnish with a sprig of mint and an orange slice.
These were so bright and refreshing! Perfect for drowning my sorrows. Just kidding… kinda.
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What are your favorite spring and summer cocktails?!
Valentina | The Baking Fairy says
These look AMAZING! The extent of my cocktail-making abilities is limited to sangria (aka wine and a bunch of fruit), but these don’t seem much harder. I’ll definitely be making them soon! 😉
LOL, they definitely aren’t too hard! And soooo yummy!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
Bartender, can I have two please 🙂 ? Love this recipe. I know what Im having Friday night
I think Friday needs to get here a little sooner, because this looks incredible! So pretty too!
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Jess these look amazing! I think hump day needs them for sure!!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
It’s always hard to have a close friend move, but thank goodness for Skype and the internet. You’ll stay connected. I love the blood orange mojitos. I’ve had blood orange in margaritas, but never in mojitos! 🙂 Yum.
Yes! I love blood orange margs, too… AND blood orange mimosas! They’re just such fun fruits. 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Sorry your friend is moving far away. That’s just the worst. A cocktail is definitely in order. I love these blood orange mojitos! Jealous your friend has a blood orange tree!
Lauren Everson says
Can we add these to the to-do list for our upcoming mini-vacay? They look absolutely delicious!
Uh, heck yes! Do blood oranges grow in Florida??
They definitely do in Louisiana, so I would imagine they have them in FL too? Either way, I can get the goods! 🙂
Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
That is awful news. I am sorry that your friends are moving away =(
But on the bright side these cocktails look amazing Jess! 😉
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This drink is totally calling my name, Jess! I love that you used blood oranges! Is it bad that I want this for breakfast? 🙂
I mean… it’s orange juice….
Annie @Maebells says
Aw! I am sorry your friend is moving! That is no fun! But these mojitos look like the perfect send off!
I LOVE blood orange, and this would be my favorite flavor of mojito hands down! Pinned. 🙂
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Oh these are so pretty! I loved blood oranges and mint and well, rum too. There I said it!
Yep…. ALL the good stuff! LOL! Thanks, Liz!