Fiery Ginger Beer & White Rum Mojito

on August 21, 2020
last updated on July 8, 2021
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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 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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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 herbaciousness (that’s a word now, go with it). 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

Ginger Beer Mojito Frequently Asked Questions



Can I make this Ginger Beer Mojito a mocktail?

Absolutely. These GBMo’s are just as delicious without the rum. Add an extra teaspoon of lime juice instead and you’re off and running!

Spearmint or peppermint?

They both work! Peppermint has a much stronger minty flavor than spearmint. This recipe is written with spearmint in mind, so if you do use peppermint, just pull back a little bit, to avoid a taste reminiscent of toothpaste.

Can I substitute ginger ale for ginger beer?

You certainly can, but you can expect your drink to be a little less fizzy and a little more sweet.

This refreshing Fiery Ginger Beer Mojito is the perfect blend of spicy, citrus, and sweet, and the best way to drink rum! If you want more refreshing cocktail recipes, check out this list of 10+ Mixology Cocktails To Try At Home. Cheers!

Fiery Ginger Beer & White Rum Mojito

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: CocktailsCuisine: Latin American
Servings

1

cocktail
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lime juice—juice of 1/2 lime

  • 5 fresh mint leaves + more for garnish

  • 1/2 cup ice

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) white rum

  • 6.8 ounces (1 can) ginger beer

Directions

  • Cut your lime in half, squeezing the juice from 1/2 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!

Recipe Video

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!

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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.

Cheers!

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