This Apple Mojito Recipe is easy to make, just as refreshing and a little bit sweeter than the classic. It’s one of those yummy drinks that is just as perfect and makes you wonder why you haven’t made one before. Muddle one up ASAP!
I was sent a few bottles of Tree Top Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Juice to create these cocktails.
A vodka mojito is the perfect, refreshing cocktail in my opinion. But then I fell in love with this Honeycrisp apple juice. It’s ridiculously delicious. And it seemed like the right thing to do to add it to a mojito recipe.
I love a classic mojito, but I also love them with tequila like in this Patron Mojito.
Tree Top was a sponsor of a conference I attended and they served their Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Juice in their booth with fresh herbs. I fell in love with it.
It doesn’t taste like regular apple juice. It’s SO much better. It’s the perfect amount of tart and sweet and the flavor is crazy amazing. Even in just a Vodka and Apple Juice.
So, of course, I had to make a mojito with it. It just seemed right. I wouldn’t have thought that a mojito recipe could get even better with apple juice but it totally did.
It was super refreshing and an awesome summer drink. (Or add a sprinkle of cinnamon and take it right into fall!)
I had never heard of Honeycrisp apples until a few years ago. I’ve always shunned red apples in favor of the tart Granny Smith. But there is something about the Honeycrisp that I can’t get enough of.
This Honeycrisp apple juice is easy to find at your store in the non-refrigerated juice section. Go get it. And then make a mojito with apple juice.
You’ll also need vodka, fresh mint, fresh lime, and bitters. I also added a little Elderflower Liqueur but you can absolutely skip it if you don’t have it. I would not run out and buy a bottle just to make this.
How to Make an Apple Mojito with Apple Juice
You don’t have to make a mojito in a cocktail shaker. Traditionally they are made in a tall cocktail glass.
I like to use a shaker because it gets everything super chilled which is what you want in a summer drink.
To the shaker add fresh lime juice.
Add your fresh mint and muddle gently.
Add the apple juice.
Let me just pause here to tell you how hard I had to fight my kids off this bottle of juice. They were so into it, based on our obsession with Honeycrisp apples.
Next, I added the vodka and the elderflower liqueur.
Then ice. Because cocktails are fantastic when they are icy.
And pour over ice.
I love bitters for finishing off a cocktail and adding a little more aroma. The one I used had flavors of grapefruit and hibiscus mixed with island spice flavors.
I think the mint and the fresh lime juice really brighten the cocktail. The elderflower gives it a slight floral note and the result is this super delicious, flavorful but light and extra refreshing drink.
Garnish this apple mojito with fresh mint and drink up!
If you like easy mixed drinks, you’ll love this twist with apple juice is sure to be your new favorite summer cocktail.
Doesn’t this apple mojito recipe sound so good?!
You can make this cocktail recipe with regular apple juice too but that Honeycrisp juice is extra special! Or use bottled apple cider.
I love to use apple juice in this cocktail but you could also probably make an Apple Mojito even more apple-forward with apple brandy, or green apple liqueur.
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Apple Juice Mojito Recipe
- To a cocktail shaker add your fresh lime juice and about 12 mint leaves.
- Muddle the mint into the juice.
- Add the apple juice, vodka and elderflower liqueur.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Strain into a glass of ice (I used a tall glass, but any will work. I think traditionally these are served in rocks glasses)
- Top with flavored bitters and garnish with mint.
- Drink up but enjoy responsibly!