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Refreshing Matcha Mojito

on March 22, 2022
last updated April 29, 2024
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This Matcha Mojito is a beautifully balanced fizzy white rum cocktail with fresh citrus and lime and an earthy taste and caffeinated kick from matcha powder!
Matcha Mojito garnished with mint and a lime wedge

Looking for a fresh new twist on the classic mojito? This Matcha Mojito is vibrant, refreshing, earthy, and caffeinated, making it a forever favorite!

If this cocktail piqued your interest, you may be matcha-obsessed like I am! Well, I certainly can’t blame you. It’s earthy, vibrant, and gives you a great punch of energy from the caffeine!

vibrant green Matcha Mojito outside on a wooden table

I’m so in love with matcha, I’ve been integrating it into baked goods like these Matcha Brownies, and sneaking it into my cocktails like in this Matcha Vodka Cocktail!

Green tip: Consider buying your alcohol in glass bottles to avoid extra plastic packaging, and always recycle your rum bottles!

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Matcha Mojito Ingredients

Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Matcha powder. I use culinary grade which is a little less potent than ceremony grade. Either works great in this recipe, but if you are using ceremony grade, you may want to add a pinch less.
  • White Rum. Dark Rum works, too! But white rum allows for a vibrant green from your matcha powder.
  • Simple Syrup. A little sweetness balances this cocktail perfectly. You can make your own or buy it, or you can sub in honey or agave in equal amounts.
  • Lime. A fresh lime goes a long way in this cocktail.
  • Mint. Spearmint leaves are my preference, but you can also use peppermint leaves!
  • Club Soda. For bubbles. You can also opt for carbonated water or tonic water (though this will change the taste a bit).
lime juice, club soda, wimple syrup, white rum, fresh mint, matcha powder

Matcha Mojito Tips and Tricks

Mix Your Matcha First

The first thing you want to do is mix the rum and matcha together. I find it to be the smoothest to just mix your matcha and rum together in a separate glass.

I use a cocktail mixing glass, but any glass or bowl that gives you access to easily whisk together the matcha and rum will work.

Consider a Matcha Whisk

To ensure there are no clumps, consider a matcha whisk. If you don’t have one, you may want to sift in your matcha powder.

It’s best to make sure your rum and matcha mixture is smooth upfront to make sure you have no powdery clumps in your matcha cocktail.

using a matcha whisk to stir matcha and rum together in a mixing glass

Making Your Own Simple Syrup

No simple syrup at home? NO worries! You can very easily make your own with just sugar and water. You can use brown sugar, granulated sugar, or even coconut sugar to make yours.

This recipe works best with granulated sugar. It has the most one-dimensional flavor, allowing the mint, lime, and matcha to shine!

To make your own simple syrup, just add equal parts of sugar and water to a small pot over high heat and whisk continuously until the sugar is dissolved. Next, transfer it to a heat-safe glass and allow it to cool before adding it to your Matcha Mojito.

Green tip: Making your own sauces and syrups is a great way to avoid extra plastic packaging that eventually ends up in landfills or makes its way into the environment and becomes microplastics.

Use a Fresh Lime

Using fresh lime as opposed to pre-squeezed lime juice goes a long way in this refreshing Mojito.

The citrus enhances the taste of the matcha and the mint and really rounds out this drink. You can usually get 2 full tablespoons (or 1 ounce) of lime juice out of 1 lime.

squeezing lime juice into a highball glass

Muddle Your Mint

Use a wooden spoon or a muddler to press down on your fresh mint leaves.

Muddling the mint into the lime juice and simple syrup will help extract the flavor from the mint and distribute it into your cocktail more evenly.

muddling mint in lime juice in a highball glass

Serve it Ice Cold

Throw some ice and some extra lime wedges over the muddled mint so the leaves don’t get in the way of your smooth sip.

Then, you can pour your matcha and rum mixture over the ice and stir.

pouring matcha and rum mixture over lime juice and mint mixture

Top with Your Bubbles

Time to add some fizz to this delicious Mojito! Top with club soda for that classic bubbly finish.

You can also opt to use tonic water or sparkling water if you have those on hand!

pouring club soda over matcha mojito

Don’t Forget Your Garnish

The extra aroma from your lime wedge and mint leaves adds to the whole experience.

Don’t skimp on the garnish for full effect.

Fizzy Iced Matcha Mojito surrounded by white flowers on an outdoor coffee table

Why You’ll Love This Matcha Mojito

  • It’s caffeinated! Because sometimes you need a little pep in your step.
  • It’s refreshing. The citrus and mint combined with the herbal green tea is so fresh!
  • It’s vibrant. Look at that gorgeous green from the matcha!

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

Matcha Mojito garnished with mint and a lime wedge

Refreshing Matcha Mojito

5 from 3 votes
Marley Goldin
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This Matcha Mojito is a beautifully balanced fizzy white rum cocktail with fresh citrus and lime and an earthy taste and caffeinated kick from matcha powder!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail



  • 2 ounces white rum (2 oz = 4 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 ounce lime juice (1 oz usually = juice of 1 lime)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (1 oz = 2 tbsp)
  • 1 sprig mint
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish (optional)
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  • In a mixing glass or small bowl, use a matcha whisk or regular whisk to combine the white rum and matcha powder, stirring until there are no lumps.
  • In a highball glass, add lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves. Use a wooden spoon or muddler to muddle the mint, extracting the flavor.
  • Add ice to your highball glass, pour matcha/rum mixture on top, and stir.
  • Top with club soda and garnish with an extra lime wedge and mint sprig. Enjoy cold.

Pro Tips

  • You can make your own simple syrup by heating sugar and water in a 1:1 ratio over the stove in a small pot until sugar is dissolved. Allow it to cool completely before using it in your cocktail.
  • I prefer fresh spearmint leaves for this recipe, but you can also use fresh peppermint!
  • 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!

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Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Easy, Matcha Cocktail, Matcha Mojito, Quick, Rum
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