Frozen Mojito Slushies

frozen mojito slushies in glasses with paper umbrellas

To pair with your spiced-up cilantro lime chicken, have a mojito or two.


It’s been nearly two months since my vacation to Riviera Maya and there’s one thing that sticks out the most from my handful of memories: all the poolside frozen mojitos!

The stunning resort, which is a magnitude of both adventure and relaxation, is hard to forget too. We stayed at the all-inclusive Valentin Imperial Maya; I’ve been there twice now. I’d love to tell you that I explored the area while there this past April, but this vacation was strictly food, beach volleyball, and lounging by the pool.

resort in Riviera Maya

Highly recommended. I’d go back in a heartbeat! My friends got married in this gazebo! ↓ ↓

2 images of resort in Riviera Maya

Tomorrow is national mojito day! Turns out, frozen mojitos are actually quite simple to recreate. All you need is a hot day and a blender. Hot day optional.

Not optional: little fancy umbrellas.

Mojitos are cocktails made with light rum, lime, sugar or simple syrup, muddled mint, ice, and club soda. They’re dangerous little drinks because they go down so easy! A new-to-me way to enjoy them is blended, or frozen slushie style. Basically, you’ll take some of the same ingredients and throw it all into a blender. And it’s damn tasty!

Ice is the base of your mojito slushies. Along with ice you’ll need fresh mint, lime, light rum, and agave. Simple, I told ya. If agave isn’t your thing, prepare a simple syrup (which is equal parts sugar and water boiled until the sugar has dissolved). Blend it all together until it’s slushie-like. Spoon into glasses. That’s it, you’re done.

pitcher of frozen mojito slushies

frozen mojito slushies in glasses with paper umbrellas

For a non-alcoholic treat, leave out the rum and use club soda instead.

Happy weekending, friends!

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frozen mojito slushies in glasses with paper umbrellas

Frozen Mojito Slushies

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2-3
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: Cuban


Just the ticket to cool off this summer!


  • 1/3 cup (80ml) fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) agave nectar (or simple syrup)*
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) light rum*
  • 5 cups crushed ice
  • garnish: mint leaves, lime slices, fancy umbrellas


  1. Add everything to a blender and blend on high until it reaches a slushie-like consistency. Taste. Add more sweetener, lime juice, rum, or mint based on your preference.


  1. Make Ahead Instructions: Prepare frozen mojitos up to two hours ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the freezer. Before serving, give it a stir then scoop into glasses. They will be extra frosty this way!
  2. Larger Batch: Double or triple the recipe for a big batch!
  3. Sweetener: Liquid sweetener is key to the smooth, mellow sweet taste of these frozen mojitos. Agave is by far my preferred choice and I highly recommend it. Simple syrup works too! Simply boil 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until all the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool completely before using in this recipe.
  4. Rum: Do not use dark rum! A mojito’s mint and lime flavors work best with a lighter variety. For a non-alcoholic beverage, sub in club soda.
  5. Blender: Use a strong, powerful blender for best results! I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.

Keywords: frozen mojitos, mojito slushies


  1. Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous) says:

    that resort looks gorgeous! and sometimes it’s nice to relax and not adventure everywhere on vacation- hawaii for me tends to be a lot of lying on the beach and eating shave ice.

  2. Lynn @ Fresh April Flours says:

    YUM. I recently discovered gin mojitos which are AWESOME if your drink of choice is a G&T like mine is. Super delish! I should start making mine frozen!

  3. I loved our stay on the Riviera Maya. It’s definitely the place for lounging with slushy drinks! And a slushy mojito sounds amazing.  There’s a restaurant in DC that makes chocolate mojitos (called “cojitos”) with chocolate-infused liquor and chocolate shavings.  I want to mainline both yours and that one all night!

  4. Wow, these look good!

  5. I went to Riviera Maya a few years ago (we stayed at El Cid), and I loved it! The cocktails from the swim-up bar were one of my favorite parts as well (although I’m more of a daiquiri girl). I know you said you didn’t explore the area this time, but did you last time? We took a day trip to Chichen Itza, which included swimming in a cave 🙂

    I have a lot of friends who love mojitos, so I will definitely be making this next time we have people over! I’m almost afraid to click that link for the strawberry kiwi margaritas, though–that’s one of my favorite flavor combinations.

  6. Amy @ Accidental Happy Baker says:

    I am so jealous. I want to be there! No vacation this year because any and all the money we might have had for something like that went to my kitchen remodel and new floors. Which is awesome and I love, but isn’t sunny and sandy and tropical paradise with umbrella drinks. Maybe I need to throw on my swimsuit, lay out a towel and sip on these gorgeous mojitos on my new kitchen floor! Oh and take a selfie. lol. And then tag you in it. double lol. 

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    A recipe like this is my kind of slushie!! So yummy!

  8. Leah @ Grain Changer says:

    Wow! Your vacation looks like it was puuuure paradise. Especially with a FROZEN (say whaaaaat?!) mojito by your side!! I’m known among my friends as a bit of a mojito fanatic (huge understatement haha) but have NEVER had a frozen one! That is going to have to change…. tonight! CHEERS to the weekend!

  9. This is perfect! I just bought a bag of limes yesterday for summer cocktail making. Also, we spent our honeymoon at Valentin Imperial. : )

  10. I can imagine myself sipping on one of these this early evening. The perfect way to start off the weekend! Thanks!

  11. Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} says:

    Ahhh this looks so refreshing, defs a necessity with this gross Houston summer. I’ll take two!

  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    I’m having a little tropical weekend myself this weekend and I think between these and some frozen margs, it’s going to be a good weekend 🙂 The setting for the wedding looks so beautiful and with these drinks by the pool, I bet you never wanted to leave!

  13. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says:

    I’ll take one of these on the back patio while the kids are in the pool! This looks so good

  14. The resort looks absolutely amazing!  Just relaxation when you walk on site…..ahhhhhh!  I’m with you, I don’t want to do much running around on holiday, I do it enough IRL. Give me a view, a nice chair, and an umbrella drink!  I do like to hike, but that’s for the view and fresh air (and drinks later, lol!). I’m so jazzed about these slushy mojitos!  I’ve been searching for just the right mojitos and nothing has seemed quite right. I have a ton of mint going this year so it seemed only right I should use it. 😉  I love the idea of pre crushing the ice first. You rock Sally!  Have a great weekend. 

    1. Let me know if you try these Chelle!

  15. Ohhhh, I just looked at the proportions and I think I can cut this directly in half and make popcicles. SCORE!! I’ll let you know how they turn out. Your inspiration is always great, Sally!!

  16. Stephanie | Worth Whisking says:

    Sally, your vacation photos are gorgeous, and this frozen mojito drink IS the epitome of summer! So festive with the little umbrellas! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  17. So hydrating and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Looks absolutely refreshing, Sally! And your vacation photos look amazing! Next weekend I’m going to Florida and I simply cannot wait to relax by the pool and sip on cocktails. Until then, this frozen mojito sounds like a way to pass the time. Haha Cheers to mojitos!

    1. Have fun!!

  19. What a perfect summer treat!! I love mojitos, they are one of my favorite drinks. I bet they taste great as a slushie!!

  20. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says:

    Riviera Maya looks gorgeous! I would totally love to go to one of those resorts with one of these mojitos in my hand!

  21. This caught my eye! We’re bringing this with us for our BBQ this weekend since we already have the white rum! Your recipe reminds me of our honeymoon two years ago and I’m so ready to go back!  The resort made frozen mojito a with a touch of pineapple and coconut in the mojito and called it Fantasma or “ghost” in Spanish. Might be a fun twist Thank you for all the great ideas over the past years!

    1. Pineapple coconut mojito! I need to try this.

  22. My brother’s wedding is today and my favorite drink is a mojito!!! It was meant to be because I will be enjoying these tonight haha! I love the addition of mint. I’m even a mint tea lover! I need to go to a tropical vacation. The only place I have been was Puerto Rico in 11th grade. So long ago!

    1. Congrats to him!

  23. I was over 40 by the time I had my first mojito, in Barcelona.  Gosh, it was good!  But being married to a teetotaller, I don’t tend to drink much.  Which is a shame, because I think these would slip down dangerously easily…

    1. Try using club soda instead of rum. Still so, so good Nicola!

  24. These look delicious and refreshing, perfect for a super hot day. My mint plants just died (I left the husband in charge of watering them while I was out of town) and now I am highly motivation to go get some new ones. 

  25. sanghamitra chowdhury says:

    Awesome photography sally! awesome presentation..this mojito looks so gorgeous..and very easy recipe..I am gonna try this one 🙂

  26. Awesome, will try it soon!
    The pictures are beautiful as well, indeed u had a great time.
    You blog is a treat to watch for a new blogger like me!
    Just like u had written in one of ur posts about photography that you gazed for hours at large beautiful pictures on other blogs, I do that now when I see ur blog. I just have no words for ur pictures, ur recipes too.
    All the best with your photography blog too!!

  27. I made these tonight and they were super easy and yummy! Will definitely make these again.

    1. Glad to hear it Lisa! Thanks for reporting back. I love these too.

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