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Traditional Mint Grapefruit Lemon Mojito Recipe

During the  summer nothing says refreshing like a traditional Mint grapefruit lemon mojito recipe made with freshness from my home garden.  In this post, I share the recipe along with some growing tips.

Traditional Mint Grapefruit Lemon Mojito Recipe

Traditional Mint Grapefruit Lemon Mojito Recipe

I was really excited to find this recipe today because it is the end of May and I have MINT that needs harvesting out in the containers.  Mint is an amazing herb to grow but be sure to keep it in containers because it can be totally invasive if you put it directly in the ground.   You can also grow lemons –  mine are in containers that I winter over in my greenhouse each winter.   Let’s get to the recipe because I need to get back outside and work in my garden that needs some hydrating due to the lack of rain this weekend.

This recipe is a spin-off of one I had at a great restaurant in La Jolla, California.  Photos and recipe are mine! 

Mint for your Mojito

I love growing mint but years ago I found out the hard way why you shouldn’t grow mint directly in the ground.  Be sure to grow your mint in containers so they still contained

Mint Herbs at Garden Center

Grapefruit Lemon Mojito Recipe


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of light rum
  • ½ lime
  • 1/3 cup of grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 can club soda (optional)
  • organic sugar cane sticks


Simple Syrup
  1. Mix 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat until boiling.
  2. Stir until the sugar dissolves (about a minute). Then turn off the heat.
  3. Toss in a handful of mint leaves and let it steep (just sit there off the heat) for an hour or so.
  4. Strain out the leaves.
  5. Store in the fridge until needed in recipe. YOU WILL NOT need all this syrup in 1 batch recipe.
  1. Pour 1 ounce mint-infused simple syrup into tall glass.
  2. Add a handful of mint leaves, and muddle it together.
  3. Add crushed ice. muddle some more.
  4. Add to that 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of light rum (depending on the kind of day you had.)
  5. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime, lemon and grapefruit
  6. Add a splash of club soda and stir. (If you don’t have club soda on hand, just use water.)
  7. Garnish with a mint sprig and a slice of lime.

Let’s Connect

I hope you share with me what you are growing and how you are staying hydrated as we head into Summer. I love connecting with my readers so be sure to comment below or connect on my contact page featured on this website.

Happy Summer Entertaining,



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