By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

The traditional mojito is created with a sweet syrup flavored with fresh lime juice and crushed fresh mint. This citrusy nonalcoholic version also includes orange and grapefruit juices.

Number of servings

Serves 6


  1. 1/2 cup dark honey
  2. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  3. 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
  4. 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice, chilled
  5. 2 cups fresh orange juice, chilled
  6. 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  7. 1 lime, cut into 6 slices


In a small saucepan, combine the honey and lime juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the mint leaves and remove from the heat. Steep the honey mixture for 5 minutes, then pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl, pressing down lightly on the leaves with the back of a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the syrup until cold.

In a large pitcher, combine the mint syrup, grapefruit and orange juices, and lime zest. Stir until the syrup is dissolved.

Pour into tall, chilled glasses and garnish each glass with a lime slice.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :About 3/4 cup

  • Total carbohydrate 41 g
  • Dietary fiber < 1 g
  • Sodium 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Calories 168
  • Sugars 23 g

This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in "The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook," published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of the 2005 James Beard award.

Nov. 30, 2012