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5-Minute Brazilian Mojito Recipe: An Easy Summer Drink

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This is my take on Brazilian mojito, a Cuban cocktail with a Brazilian twist!

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Mojito is a lovely cocktail on a warm summer day because of its fresh aftertaste.

Thinking of that, I decided to make a South American version of it, and today, dear readers, I present you a Brazilian mojito!

It’s easy to make and has an easygoing flavor that goes well on a hot day, just like the national cocktail of Brazil, caipirinha.

What’s the difference between a mojito and a caipirinha?

For many people, the difference between caipirinha vs. mojito is not clear yet, so I will explain it quickly.

Caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail made of cachaça, lime, and sugar with ice cubes, while mojito is a Cuban cocktail made of rum, lime, mint, club soda, and sugar with ice.

See, the main difference is the spirit used, the amount of alcohol – caipirinha is stronger than mojito – and the mint, which has a lingering cool effect.

Brazilian mojito cocktail

Cachaça drinks

Cachaça is a national spirit made of sugarcane juice. Some people compare it to rum, but they are different in the making process and taste.

As for cocktails, while our most famous cachaça drink is the caipirinha, we also have some other (easy) cocktails you could try at home, for instance, this coconut cocktail, Brazilian sunrise, caipirinha coffee, and this Alexander cocktail.

For more recipes, you can take a look at this list of Brazilian cocktails, too.

Perfect occasions to serve this cocktail

This Brazilian mojito is perfect for barbecues, parties, or a “cocktail and chill” weekend.

As said earlier, it has an easygoing, fruity flavor, making it an excellent drink for brunches or to de-stressing in the evening.

Brazilian mojito recipe
Brazilian mojito is made with cachaça instead of rum

Tips to make a delicious Brazilian mojito cocktail

  • As said, the classic mojito is made with rum. Still, this Brazilian mojito is made with cachaça instead, which you can find here.
  • Limes with smooth, thin skin are the juiciest and have less chance of making your Brazilian mojito bitter.
  • When cutting the lime wedges, do remove the pith in the middle to avoid making your cocktail bitter.
  • When you muddle the mint and lime, always make sure the mint is on the bottom, this way it doesn’t get beaten up too badly and become bitter.
Brazilian mojito recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lime in wedges, plus more to garnish
  • 5 leaves mint, plus more to garnish
  • 2 ounces cachaça
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Ice cubes

How to make a Brazilian mojito cocktail

Fill a highball glass with ice and set aside.

In a cocktail shaker, add the mint leaves, lime wedges, pulp up, and sugar in this order.

Muddle well to release the juice from the lime, but try not to beat up the skin too much.

Brazilian mojito cocktail recipe

Pour in the cachaça and shake it vigorously for a few seconds. Now, pour your cachaça mojito, or mojito cachaça if you prefer, into the highball glass.

Last, pour the club soda and stir to combine the ingredients.

Garnish with a lime wheel or mint leave and cheers!

Brazilian mojito cocktail

Brazilian Mojito Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is my take on Brazilian mojito, a Cuban cocktail with a Brazilian twist!

Ingredients

  • 1 lime in wedges, plus more to garnish
  • 5 leaves mint, plus more to garnish
  • 2 ounces (60 milliliters) cachaça
  • 4 ounces (120 milliliters) club soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice and set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the mint leaves, lime wedges, pulp up, and sugar in this order.
  3. Muddle well to release the juice from the lime, but try not to beat up the skin too much.
  4. Pour in the cachaça and shake it vigorously for a few seconds. Now, pour your cachaça mojito, or mojito cachaça if you prefer, into the highball glass.
  5. Last, pour the club soda and stir to combine the ingredients.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel or mint leave and cheers!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 0g

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