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Apple Mojito Recipe with Vodka and Apple Juice


This Apple Mojito recipe is easy to make and a tasty vodka twist on the classic recipe. With fresh mint and lime, this cocktail is flavorful and super refreshing. Muddle one up ASAP!

Apple mojito recipe with apple juice and mint in a cocktail glass on a table.
Let’s make this easy Apple Mojito Recipe.

This Apple Juice Mojito was made possible thanks to Tree Top sending a few bottles of their Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Juice.

If you’ve never had an Apple Mojitor, it’s time. A vodka mojito is the perfect, refreshing cocktail in my opinion.

I fell in love with Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Juice the minute I tasted it for the first time.

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.

I wouldn’t have thought that a mojito recipe could get even better with apple juice but it totally did.

Related: Cocktails with Apple Juice

I’m a big fan of vodka recipes, so swapping out the rum for vodka just makes sense. Add in the mint and you’ve got a twist on a classic cocktail that I just know you’re going to love!  

I love a classic mojito, but I also love them with tequila like in this Patron Mojito.

It was super refreshing and an awesome summer drink. (Or add a sprinkle of cinnamon and take it right into fall!)

Try these: Apple Cider Whiskey Moscow Mule or an Apple Bourbon Cocktail.


Ingredients to make a Mojito with apple juice on a table.
What you need to make an Vodka Mojito with apple juice.

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

Woman adding lime to a cocktail shaker for a mojito.

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.

Step 1

To the shaker add fresh lime juice.

Woman muddling mint in a cocktail shaker.

Step 2

Add your fresh mint and muddle gently. 

Woman measuring apple juice into a cocktail shaker.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Next, I added the vodka and the elderflower liqueur.

Woman adding ice to a cocktail shaker.

Step 5

Then ice. Because cocktails are fantastic when they are icy. 

Woman shaking a cocktail shaker.

Step 6

Shake well. 

Pouring an apple mojito into a glass.

Step 7

And pour over ice.

Adding bitters to my Apple Mojito Recipe.

Step 8 (optional)

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.

Woman holding a mojito made with apple juice with a mint garnish.

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

You'll love this easy Apple Mojito recipe. This drink is a twist on a classic with vodka and the most delicious apple juice ever made. It's super refreshing and the best cocktail for summer AND fall!
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 196kcal
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 4 oz Tree Top Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Juice
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 12 mint leaves plus some to garnish
  • 4 drops flavored bitters optional


  • 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!


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.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Charles Whipple says:

    Apple juice is manufactured by a process of maceration and the pressing of apples which may be further treated to remove the pectin and starch, then pasteurized for packing or dehydrated for concentrate.

    This is great to see people sharing their experiences and inspire them to eat healthy food. Thank you for sharing this post, love this.

  2. This is kind of cocktail juice recipe. Is there any healthy benefits of this juice recipe?

4.50 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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