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Ginger Mojito Cocktail

This ginger mojito cocktail recipe is a playful twist on the classic mojito. Made with grapefruit vodka and ginger simple syrup, it’s deliciously refreshing with that gingery bite.

Lime wedges in the mojitos with mint and some limes on the table

I had this vodka ginger mojito at our cousin’s house. She made it because she’d enjoyed something similar at a function.

I’m always adventurous when it comes to food and cocktails because not only do I like most things, but I don’t mind trying something and declaring that I don’t like it.

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The combination of the flavors of the ingredients was so delicious that I went home and made ginger syrup and my own grapefruit vodka. Homemade is always best!

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Helpful tips

  • If you don’t have a muddler, a good alternative is using the back of a wooden spoon.
  • If you don’t have time to make your own homemade grapefruit vodka, Absolut has a great version.
  • Ginger simple syrup is delicious and lasts a long time in the refrigerator. It takes less than 20 minutes to make and is worth the effort.

How to make a ginger mojito


Get a cocktail shaker, measuring glass, muddler and glassware.

After measuring out the ingredients, pour them into the shaker.

Set aside six fresh mint leaves, and cut two lime wedges for garnish.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – grapefruit vodka, lime, ginger infused simple syrup, fresh mint leaves, and club soda. (A)

Step two

Add 12 mint leaves to the shaker. Measure out 2 ounces of lime juice and 2 ounces of ginger syrup. (B)

Left - ginger syrup, limes, vodka and club soda. Right - cocktail shaker with mint in it

Step three

Measure 2 ounces of ginger syrup (C) and pour it into the shaker. Take a muddler and muddle the mint until you can clearly smell it without sticking your nose into the shaker. It takes about a minute or two. (D)

Ginger syrup measured out and then put in the shaker

Step four

Fill double old fashioned glasses with ice.

Step five

Measure out 4 ounces of grapefruit vodka. (E)

Step six

Measure out 2 ounces of fresh lime juice. (F)

Grapefruit vodka and lime juice measured out

Step seven

Place the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. (G)

Step eight

Divide, strain, and pour the ginger mojito over the ice and into the two glasses.

You want a good 2 inches from the top of the liquid to the rim of the glass.

Left - shaker with all the ingredients in it with club soda in the back. Right - the liquid poured between the two glasses

Step nine

Top the glasses with club soda, give the mixture a brisk stir, and add leaves of fresh mint as garnish.

Club soda poured into the mojito with extra mint in the glass


Vertical view of the mojito with lime and mint

So refreshing.

Lime wedges squeezed into the mojito glasses with limes in the back

I hope you enjoyed this ginger mojito cocktail recipe!

Other cocktails with mint

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish.

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Square photo of the mojito with extra mint and a lime wedge

Ginger Mojito Cocktail

This ginger mojito cocktail recipe is the ultimate refresher. Made with grapefruit vodka, ginger simple syrup, club soda, mint, and lime juice, it’s the perfect cocktail to whip up at home.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: ruby red grapefruit mojito, vodka ginger mojito
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 256kcal



  • Place mint, and ginger simple syrup in cocktail shaker.
    12 mint leaves, 2 ounces ginger infused simple syrup
  • Take muddler and muddle everything in the shaker until you can smell the mint.
  • Add grapefruit vodka, fresh lime juice, cap shaker and shake 15 seconds.
    4 ounces grapefruit vodka, 2 ounce lime juice
  • Fill the glass with ice and pour, strain, and divide the mojito between the two glasses.
  • Pour club soda to the top of the glasses. And take a spoon and stir briskly. Add 3 fresh mint leaves and squeeze each lime wedge to each glass.
    club soda, 2 wedges lime, 6 mint leaves
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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You can make the ginger infused simple syrup at least an hour before you make the cocktail because it needs to cool.
Helpful tips
  • If you don’t have a muddler, a good alternative is using the back of a wooden spoon.
  • If you don’t have time to make your own homemade grapefruit vodka, Absolut has a great version.
  • Ginger simple syrup is delicious and lasts a long time in the refrigerator. It takes less than 20 minutes to make and is worth it. Just make sure to make it at least an hour before starting the recipe. Or better yet, make the day before.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Sodium: 27mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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  1. I LOVE ginger and I love mojitos so I knew I would fall in love with this cocktail. I had no idea how true it was. I will be making these OFTEN.

  2. I usually think of a mojito as a summer drink, but I love them so much I thought I would try this and the ginger adds a little warmth and depth that just transforms this into a nice any season drink!! Yey!

  3. I made this mojito for a family gathering over the weekend. Very tasty! This would be a great summer drink, since it is so refreshing!

  4. My husband and I love ginger and we love rum. However, tonight we will pair the ginger with vodka in this lovely Vodka Ginger Mojita recipe. Music!

    1. Thanks, Jenny. If I hadn’t tried something similar at my cousin’s house, I would have thought I’d miss the rum, but the vodka gives it a nice flavor.

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