A classic mojito is a traditional Cuban drink made up of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint leaves. But why stick to tradition when there are so many summer renditions of a mojito that will impress your guests and keep them coming back to the bar?

9 mojito recipes with a twist

You can make your mojito with the following twists:

Mix it up!

Rum is an easy spirit to pair with any kind of fruit (and a few other unexpected partners too). Check out these nine all-star mojito recipes you can muddle at home in no time and sip all summer.

1. Blueberry mojito

Fresh blueberries, mint simple syrup, and white rum (with club soda to top it all off) make for a perfectly refreshing summer drink that’s ideal for your next get-together.

Here’s what you’ll need.

For the Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large mint sprigs

For the mojito:

  • 1/2 lime
  • 4–8 mint leaves to taste (keep the sprigs for garnish)
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
  • 1–1 1/2 ounces Mint Simple Syrup, cooled
  • a few ice cubes
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • club soda

Get the blueberry mojito recipe.

2. Raspberry mojito

Fresh raspberries lend striking color and another layer of sweet-tart, fruity flavor to the drink. (For another ruby-hued take, try replacing the simple syrup in a standard mojito with our rhubarb syrup.)

You’ll need:

  • 5 raspberries
  • 5 mint leaves, torn
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce raspberry rum
  • 2 ounces club soda

Get the raspberry mojito recipe.

3. Cochon’s satsuma mojito

Crush a whole satsuma mandarin orange into a glass and cocktail-ify it in this fruity fresh mojito. Lime, mint, simple syrup, and rum all mingle together for a boozy treat.

You’ll need:

  • 2 ounces 10 Cane rum
  • 2 mint sprigs, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 satsuma mandarin orange, quartered
  • 1/2 lime, cut in half
  • 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
  • crushed ice
  • club soda

Get Cochon’s satsuma mojito recipe.

4. Strawberry mojito

Muddled strawberries make this mojito a refreshing and fruity drink that’s perfect for your next barbecue. Try substituting raspberries if you can’t find any in-season strawberries, and add extra sugar if you need it.

You’ll need:

  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 fresh strawberries
  • 2–3 fresh spearmint sprigs
  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 3–4 ounces (90–120 mL) soda water

Get the strawberry mojito recipe.

5. Ginger mojito

Ginger-mint simple syrup forms the basis of this spicy take on a mojito. Fresh lime juice, white rum, club soda, and a sprig of fresh mint for garnish are all you need for a kicky summer cocktail.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 bottle white rum
  • 1 1/2 cups lime juice (from about 18 limes)

Get our ginger mojito recipe.

6. Floral mojito

St-Germain is an unexpected surprise in this mojito that’s sweetened with honey and garnished with mint, lemon, and lime. For an extra summery touch, add edible flowers as a garnish if you can find them.

You’ll need:

  • fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ounce St-Germain (yep — flowers you can eat)
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • club soda
  • lemon
  • lime

Get the floral mojito recipe.

7. Skinny mojito

You can switch out sugar for agave nectar (or even stevia). It’s a healthy(ish) substitute, and you won’t even notice the difference in this recipe.

You’ll need:

  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • club soda
  • mint sprig, for garnish
  • lime wheel, for garnish

Get the skinny mojito recipe.

8. Slushy mojito

Odds are you’re making a mojito in the summertime, and if so, why not make it frozen? This refreshing slushy mojito might be even more perfect than the original on a really hot day.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves (about 3 sprigs, picked, reserving some for garnish)
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Get our slushy mojito recipe.

Read more: Frozen Versions of Our Favorite Cocktails for Summer

9. Mojito margarita

Can’t decide between a mojito and a margarita? Don’t! This minty, refreshing drink brings tequila and Velvet Falernum into the mix.

You’ll need:

  • ice
  • 2 ounces añejo tequila (or the nearest one you can find)
  • 1 ounce lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1/2 ounce John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum
  • 3 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 1/2 ounces sparkling water, chilled

Get our mojito margarita recipe.