This Blood Orange Mojito Mocktail is perfect for all occasions. The blood orange and mint compliments the lime and honey simple syrup oh so nicely. This drink is naturally refined sugar free and only takes only 10 minutes to prep and make.
I love blood oranges, especially during blood orange season which runs from December to May/June. This mojito is a combination of all of my favorites-honey, blood oranges, mint and club soda!
Why This Recipe Works
- This recipe is naturally refined sugar free, alcohol free, paleo, dairy free, and gluten freee.
- You can make this homemade simple syrup in less than 10 minutes!
- You can make this homemade simple syrup in advance.
- Kids love this recipe too!
- This recipe is a great alternative for soda.
- Blood oranges-Blood oranges are what makes this mocktail. I like to think of blood oranges as the lesser sweet version of regular oranges. They are just as good but not as sweet yet so much prettier.
- Mint-The mint adds the perfect touch to this mocktail.
- Lime-Lime is what makes a mojito a mojito. Do nor skip!
- Club soda-This gives this drink the soda like effect!
- Honey simple syrup– We keep a batch of this in the fridge at all times, you can use it in just about any drink. It is the perfect paleo simple syrup alternative. In this recipe it compliments the blood oranges oh so nicely.
See the full recipe card below with a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Variations And Substitutions
- Club soda-While I only drink club soda, you can use tonic water in this recipe. One thing to note is that tonic water has sugar in it. Club soda has no additives.
- Honey simple syrup-If you do not mind refined sugars, you can substitute the honey simple syrup with a cane sugar simple syrup.
This recipe has not been tested with any other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know by leaving a comment below!
- Tip #1: If you like your drinks extra sweet, add additional honey.
- Tip #2: Allow the syrup to completely cool prior to assembling the mocktail.
Dehydrated blood oranges make for a fun garnish! You will want to slice the oranges real thin, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Then, lay the oranges in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 2-3 hours depending on how thick the oranges are.
Blood oranges taste like navel oranges, however they are bit more tart!
Yes you can use regular oranges in place of blood oranges.
Yes you can add alcohol, however this drink is so good that I love drinking the alcohol free version. If I were to add alcohol, I would add rum.
- You can storee this simple syrup in the fridge for up to 2 eweeks.
- Do not mix the simple syrup with club soda until you are ready to drink the drink! It tastes best when mixed fresh.
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Blood Orange Mojito Mocktail
- Large cup to mix
- Mixing spoon
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 1 can club soda
- 1 whole lime juiced
- 1/4 cup honey simple syrup see notes below
- 1/2 cup blood orange juice roughly 5 oranges, juiced
- 1 Blood oranges
- 6 pieces fresh mint
For the mocktail:
- Place all ingredients in a large cup to mix, mix with a spoon. Pour ingredients into a fun glass.
Foe the dehydrated blood oranges garnish:
- Preheat the oven to 200. Slice up the oranges. Place the oranges in a single layer and cook for 2-3 hours. The time will depend on how thick the oranges are.