Virgin Mojito Recipe (Pomegranate Mocktail)

by NaturalDeets
glass of virgin mojito

With crushed mint leaves and a hint of honey, this healthy Virgin Mojito will quickly become one of your favorite Mocktail recipes! And the best part? The simple syrup in this recipe can be made in the microwave in less than 2 minutes. Yes, please! 

Pin of Virgin Mojito

When it comes to special occasions, even the kids like to get in on the action. This Pomegranate Mocktail recipe is so delicious that the kids ask for these anytime we have a special event! Because it is nonalcoholic and refined sugar-free, I gladly make it for them!

What is the Difference Between a Cocktail and a Mocktail?

There is only one difference between the two…Alcohol! Cocktails contain alcohol and mocktails are non-alcoholic versions of cocktails. Both are delicious!

glass of non alcoholic mojito

When hosting an event like a Wedding or baby shower, it is always a good idea to have a few Mocktail options. Virgin Mojitos are the perfect way to let all guests feel included. Add drink umbrellas or glow sticks to instantly bump up the fun factor at any party! 

What is a Good Virgin Drink?

Pomegranate Mojitos are easily my favorite virgin drink. They contain pomegranate juice which is high in antioxidants and it is primarily seltzer water which has no added sugar or chemicals.

It tastes delicious on a hot summer day or in the winter in front of the fire. 

Try it today!! 

Microwave Simple Syrup

Simple syrups are the base for mojitos. Traditional recipes would call for sugar and water to be boiled on the stove until thickened. I really don’t like to make it on the stove because it takes a while and it creates a sticky mess. 

That is why I had to find a way to make it in the microwave, and it was so easy! I started with a 2 cup Glass Pyrex measuring cup. I picked approximately 2 Tablespoons of fresh mint leaves (about 8 leaves) and crushed them in my hand. Bruising the leaves releases the mint flavor. 

glass with pomegranate juice and ice on a brown wooden platter

I put the bruised leaves into the Pyrex cup. Then I added 1/2 Cup of Water and 1 Tablespoon of honey. I microwaved it for about 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until it started bubbling close to the top of the cup.

I then let the syrup cool. It will be really hot and can burn, so be careful. And that’s it!  

Ready to give it a try? The easy recipe is below!

Do you need some ideas of what to serve with your Virgin Mojitos? Here are just a few ideas:

Make ahead Caprese Quiche

Butternut Squash Appetizer

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Muffins

Clean Eating Brownies

glass of virgin mojito

Virgin Mojito (Pomegranate Mocktail)

Yield: 4 Drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Virgin Mojitos are perfect for Wedding, Baby Showers, or just hanging out with friends on a sunny afternoon. This recipe has a microwaveable simple syrup made in under 2 minutes. Minty, delicious and refreshing, this is the perfect Mojito Mocktail for any occasion!

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

  • 2 Tablespoons MInt Leaves, Cushed, About 8 Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Virgin Mojito

  • 1 Tablespoon Simple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Juice, 100% juice
  • 1 Cup Seltzer Water
  • 1 Lime, Cut in to wedges

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  1. In a 2 cup microwave safe container, add the Mint Leaves, Water and Honey
  2. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until bubbly. Watch it closely to make sure it doesn't bubble over
  3. Let sit for 3 minutes before removing. It will be very hot
  4. Let Cool

Assembling the Virgin Mojito

  1. In a glass, add 1 Tablespoon of the Simple Syrup from above
  2. Add the Pomegranate juice and pour seltzer water to the top of the glass. 
  3. Squeeze a lime wedge over the top of the drink
  4. Garnish with mint and serve
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Drinks
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Sodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 10gSugar: 8g

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37 comments

Holly Bird May 10, 2019 - 11:58 am

5 stars
Love this recipe..your simple syrup recipe is awesome…its so “simple” and easy! Thanks

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NaturalDeets May 10, 2019 - 9:03 pm

Thanks! Simple always wins in my book!

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Michelle May 10, 2019 - 12:47 pm

This looks simply amazing! I love finding new recipes while exploring blogs!

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NaturalDeets May 10, 2019 - 9:03 pm

Thanks! πŸ™‚

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Tricia Snow May 10, 2019 - 12:49 pm

This looks amazing! I love pomegranate anything!

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NaturalDeets May 10, 2019 - 9:03 pm

Pom is the Bomb!

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Yolanda May 10, 2019 - 5:05 pm

This sounds yummy but I may need to add the Alcohol!

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NaturalDeets May 10, 2019 - 9:02 pm

Haha, Vodka or Rum would be perfect πŸ˜‰

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Lisa Manderino May 10, 2019 - 6:08 pm

I love Pomegranate!

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NaturalDeets May 10, 2019 - 9:02 pm

It’s awesome!!

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judean May 10, 2019 - 6:34 pm

Yum! I am pinning this recipe for family pool partys!

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NaturalDeets May 10, 2019 - 9:02 pm

That’s a great idea! Thanks!

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Heather May 10, 2019 - 10:32 pm

This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. I am going to pin and make it this summer while sitting by my firepit.

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NaturalDeets May 12, 2019 - 3:35 pm

That sounds amazing! I wish I could be there too!

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jen May 11, 2019 - 12:11 am

This looks amazing and I’m totally making it!

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Kyndall Bennett May 11, 2019 - 12:27 am

I pinned this for our wedding vision board! Thank you! ❀

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NaturalDeets May 11, 2019 - 4:53 am

That’s Awesome! And congratulations on the engagement!

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Malia May 11, 2019 - 12:29 am

I love mocktails! This one looks fantastic. I have to tell you, I just love your site. It is so clean and easy to follow. Keep doing you, mama!

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NaturalDeets May 11, 2019 - 4:52 am

Thank you! I appreciate that!!

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Charlene May 11, 2019 - 1:09 am

Wow! I love how you make the syrup in the microwave instead of boiling it for forever. Thanks for the tip!

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Kymberly Irwin May 11, 2019 - 2:24 am

5 stars
Can’t wait to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was almost 90 degrees here in Florida today!! I need to give this
a try this weekend!!! Happy Mother’s Day!

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NaturalDeets May 11, 2019 - 4:52 am

Yikes! 90 in MAy?? It’s 80’s here and we are dying πŸ™‚ But I’m not complaining after the winter we had! Enjoy and Happy Mothers day to you too!!

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Pauline May 11, 2019 - 5:31 am

Looks yummy!! We usually make virgin Pina coloadas for the kids, but I think we’ll try this next.

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NaturalDeets May 12, 2019 - 3:35 pm

That sounds like a fun idea too! I might try those next time!

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Kristi @ Way Beyond The Norm May 11, 2019 - 10:59 pm

This is a great recipe! And I love the idea for using this for a baby shower so everyone can feel included.

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Leigh Ann May 12, 2019 - 4:48 am

5 stars
This looks absolutely amazing! I love pomegranate anything.

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Cindy May 12, 2019 - 6:28 am

Thanks for this easy recipe! It looks so good. I can’t wait to try it.

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Liza May 12, 2019 - 2:25 pm

How tasty!! Thanks for this recipe. I have a best friend who does not drink, so I am always looking for new recipes to make for her.

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NaturalDeets May 12, 2019 - 3:38 pm

You are an awesome friend! I’d love to hear how she likes this one!

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Meagan May 12, 2019 - 11:49 pm

Yummy! I’m not a big drinker so a “mocktail” is right up my alley!

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Amber Neil May 13, 2019 - 1:57 am

5 stars
38 calories a drink.. SIGN ME UP!!

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NaturalDeets May 14, 2019 - 2:06 am

Right?? πŸ™‚

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Janine May 13, 2019 - 4:03 am

This looks really delicious. I’m a huge pomegranate fan, and I appreciate the microwave tip!

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Karla May 13, 2019 - 5:22 am

I’m pinning this. My kids like these for special times.

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NaturalDeets May 14, 2019 - 2:06 am

Thanks! Kids definitely love these!

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Jennifer Morrison May 14, 2019 - 3:32 pm

5 stars
This looks so delicious and refreshing! I love mocktails, and they make a party so festive!

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T.M. Brown May 19, 2019 - 11:23 pm

Not a huge mojito fan, but I have a friend who is, so I will most definitely be sharing this with her!!

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