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Fiery Ginger Beer & White Rum Mojito

on August 21, 2020
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This ginger beer mojito is a refreshing yet fiery cocktail, featuring just a few ingredients like ginger beer, mint, white rum and lime. Simple yet delicious!
stirring a minty cocktail with a wooden spoon

Can’t decide between a refreshing Mojito and spicy-sweet Moscow Mule? This Fiery Ginger Beer and White Rum Mojito gives you the best of both worlds.

This ginger beer mojito is truly a perfectly balanced cocktail. Spiced and aromatic ginger beer, white rum, cooling mint, and citrusy lime are all you need for this delicious drink.

Think classic mojito but substitute the sugar and soda water for ginger beer. Simple as that. It gives it a little more fizz and that fiery addition of ginger that gives this drink the power to make you feel like you’re on vacation with one sip.

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Ginger Beer & White Rum Mojito Ingredients

Here’s everything you need:

  • Lime. Using fresh lime is best for this cocktail. For one cocktail, you should only need about 1/2 lime to get all the juice you need.
  • Mint. Fresh mint leaves are a must in any mojito! I recommend using fresh spearmint rather than peppermint leaves.
  • White rum. Dark rum works, too, in a pinch. White rum is preferred because it is a little milder in flavor, allowing the lime, mint, and ginger beer to shine.
  • Ginger beer. Use a strong, fiery ginger beer for this recipe! Ginger ale won’t lend quite enough flavor.
  • Ice. This cocktail is best-served ice cold.

Ginger Ale Vs Ginger Beer

While similar, ginger ale and ginger beer have a couple of key differences. Ginger beer gets its name because it is carbonated through fermentation, making it extra bubbly.

Ginger beer also has a much deeper, distinct taste that I can really only describe as fiery.

You certainly can substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer in this mojito, but you can expect your drink to be a little less fizzy and a little sweeter rather than spiced.

The most common cocktails with ginger beer include Moscow Mules (vodka) and Dark and Stormy’s (dark rum), but ginger beer can be combined with many other spirits, as well!

It’s delicious with white rum in this Ginger Beer Mojito and even combines beautifully with both Aperol and gin in this Aperol & Gin Cocktail with Ginger Beer. I also use it in the Pumpkin Spice Mule.

Mojito Vs Mule

The biggest difference between this Ginger Beer Mojito and a Moscow Mule is the type o liquor in it. Mules traditionally have vodka whereas mojitos traditionally have rum.

Otherwise, they both contain lime and mint as main components.

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How To Make the Perfect Ginger Beer & White Rum Mojito

Muddle That Mint

Muddling is key to releasing the oils from your mint, so you can really taste its fresh herbaceousness. Be careful not to over-muddle. Mint can get a little bitter if it’s overworked. About 30 seconds should do the trick.

Don’t Just Squeeze Your Limes, Let ‘Em Hang Out A While

Utilize both the juice and the peel. The peel has oils in it that are dense with flavor—that’s why citrus zest is used a lot in cooking. Squeeze your lime juice into your glass and then drop what’s left into your drink. This will allow you to optimize that refreshing citrus taste.

squeezing lime into a ginger beer cocktail

Stirred, Not Shaken

You know how much I love my cocktail shaker, but ginger beer is super carbonated. Using a mixer will not only be a big sticky mess, but it will also make you lose some of those beloved bubbles.

pouring more rum into a ginger beer cocktail

Why You Should Make this Ginger Beer Mojito

  • It’s refreshing. Between the fresh mint and the lime juice, this cocktail is so crisp.
  • It’s a mashup. Can’t decide between a mule and a mojito? This drink gives you the best of both worlds.
  • It’s bubbly. The ginger beer adds fizz to every sip.

If you’re loving this Ginger Beer Mojito and want more mojito recipes, check out this Spicy Mojito and Strawberry Pineapple Mojito.

2 tall glasses of Fiery Ginger Beer & White Rum Mojito with mint and lime garnish

Fiery Ginger Beer and White Rum Mojito

5 from 4 votes
Marley Goldin
This ginger beer mojito is a refreshing yet fiery cocktail, featuring just a few ingredients like ginger beer, mint, white rum, and lime. Simple yet delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail



  • ½ ounce lime juice (½ oz lime juice usually = juice from ½ a lime)
  • 5 fresh mint leaves (+ more for garnish)
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 6.8 ounces ginger beer (6.8 oz usually = 1 can)


  • Cut your lime in half, squeezing the juice from one half into a highball glass, and setting aside the other half for garnish.
  • Add about 5 mint leaves into the glass and muddle for about 30 seconds to release the flavor of the mint.
  • Add ice, rum, and ginger beer and stir.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and more mint and serve ice cold!

Pro Tips

  • It’s best not to use a shaker for this cocktail. You won’t want to lose the crisp carbonation of the gingerbeer.
  • I like to really taste the rum, so I add two full jiggers worth of it to each drink, but if you want the rum to be less prevalent, start with one. You can always add more!
  • 1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons
  • Mojitos might just be my favorite cocktail! Original is always classic, but I love them with a twist, too—check out the collection of my best mojito recipes!


Course Cocktails
Cuisine Latin American
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Easy, Happy Hour, Mojito, Quick, Rum, Vegan Cocktail
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The Inspiration Behind this Cocktail

My husband picked up this recipe from two of his great friends and perfected it over the years. He actually made a pitcher for my friends the first time he met them and well, let’s just say one sip and he was in.

So this Fiery Ginger Beer Mojito has earned a reputation of guaranteeing you make a good impression on every new person you meet and have the opportunity to mix a drink for. Next time you’re bartending to impress, pull out this guy and you’ll be sure to succeed.


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