Lavender Mojito

Pink lavender mojitos with mint and lavender sprigs on a white counter.

With balanced notes of mint, lime, and lavender, a lavender mojito cocktail really hits the spot on a warm summer day. Even better, lavender mojitos are simple to make in a mixing glass with homemade lavender simple syrup—no shaking required!

The bottom half of this lavender cocktail turns pale pink as a reaction between the lime juice and anthocyanin in homemade lavender syrup. Anthocyanin is a natural pigment that changes color based on pH levels, and the bit of lime juice is just enough to naturally tint this mojito pale pink.

If you’re curious, you can see the effect on a larger scale with my color-changing lavender lemonade when I add a lot of lemon juice!

A hand holds a pink lavender mojito with mint, lime, and lavender garnishes.
This pretty pink mojito has a delicious floral flavor that pairs perfectly with the mint and lime.

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Ingredients for Lavender Mojito

Mojitos are Cuban cocktails with mint, lime, and white rum. To add a floral hint, I use lavender simple syrup, which is a surprisingly delicious pair with the mint! Please read the bullet points below for recommendations and possible substitutions.

  • Mint leaves. The number of leaves depends on the strength of your mint. Spearmint (the variety usually sold in grocery stores) is pretty strong, while chocolate mint (my personal favorite for this cocktail) is a little more muted, so I end up using more than I would of the spearmint.
  • White rum. Light and mildly sweet, white rum is the alcohol of choice for mojitos. Something like Bacardi will work well.
  • Lavender syrup. I use my homemade lavender simple syrup, which has a 2:1 sugar to water ratio, but you’re welcome to use a store-bought lavender syrup, like the one from Monin.
  • Lime juice. Freshly squeezed lime juice from fresh limes will give you the best flavor, but bottled lime juice can work in a pinch.
  • Club soda. Mojitos are topped with club soda to fill the glass—use as much or as little as you’d like.
Ingredients needed to make a lavender mojito on a quartz counter.
You only need fresh mint leaves, white rum, lime juice, lavender syrup, and club soda to make a lavender mojito cocktail at home.

Quick Tips for Prepping Mojito with Lavender

I love making lavender mojitos when my mint plants are getting a little unruly, and they come together with little effort! Just gently muddle the mint in a mixing glass with white rum, then stir in lime juice and lavender syrup. Strain, then pour into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda to taste.

You can watch a short video of me making this lavender mojito on my YouTube channel in a couple of days.

Here are a few tips to make these the best mojitos you’ve ever had:

  • Mojitos change flavor pretty drastically with different varieties of mint. My favorite variety is chocolate mint, followed by spearmint. Each variety has a different strength, so you’re welcome to play around with the amount!
  • A muddler with a flat bottom will work best to release the oils in the mint without tearing the leaves.
  • Muddling the mint in the white rum will prevent the mint from oxidizing and turning brown.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice will have the best flavor.
  • Lavender contains anthocyanin, a natural pigment that changes color in pH levels. A homemade lavender simple syrup made from high-quality lavender buds will turn the drink a cute pale pink once the lime juice is added! I haven’t tested this with store-bought lavender syrup to know if the cocktail turns out this pink—if you have, please let me know in the comments!
  • Top with club soda to taste. If you don’t want to add too much but still want a full-looking glass, add a little extra ice.

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

This is the last recipe of my lavender drink week for April 2024. If you liked this (or are looking for ways to use up your lavender simple syrup before it goes bad), try my lavender old fashioned, lavender lemon drop, and lavender bee’s knees cocktail recipes!

If you also love lavender desserts, take a look at my lavender chocolate chip cookies and lavender madeleines.

A closeup of a pink lavender mojito cocktail on a counter with limes and mint leaves.
This is my favorite lavender cocktail because of the way the mint, lavender, and lime work together!

Dish Cleanup: Piece of Cake

I rate my recipe cleanups on a scale of 1 to 5. 1 is only a handful of dishes, and 5 is everything including the kitchen sink.

This lavender mojito cocktail recipe has a cleanup rating of a 1. There’s a mixing glass, a muddler, a knife, and a juicer of some kind. I can usually get away without using a cutting board if I cut the lime slowly, but you may want one if you’re planning to make mojitos for a crowd.

Dishes needed to make a lavender mojito on a quartz counter.
With just a muddler, squeezer, and mixing glass, this lavender mojito requires only a handful of dishes.

Lavender Mojito Recipe

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Yield: 1 drink

Lavender Mojito

A pink lavender mojito on a quartz counter with limes, mint, and lavender.

A floral twist on the classic mojito, this lavender mojito is made with lavender simple syrup, lime juice, and fresh mint leaves for an easy and refreshing cocktail!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3-5 fresh mint leaves*
  • 1½ oz white rum (45 ml)
  • ½-1 oz lavender syrup (15-30 ml)
  • ¾ oz lime juice (about one lime) (22 ml)
  • 2-4 oz club soda, to taste (60-120 ml)
  • Ice, for serving


  1. Add mint leaves and white rum to a mixing glass, and muddle the mint until aromatic.
  2. Add lavender syrup and lime juice, then stir together.
  3. Strain and pour into a tall glass filled with ice, then top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of mint, if desired.


*Depending on the strength of your mint leaves, you may want to use more or less. I make this cocktail with chocolate mint, a more mild mint with a chocolatey scent. (I prefer the flavor over the classic spearmint at the grocery store, but I have to use more of them for the same effect.)

I like to use French super blue lavender to make my lavender simple syrup. This specific variety of lavender is really good at tinting the syrup blue naturally, then turns light pink when acidic lime juice is added!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g

The nutrition facts are estimated and may vary based on specific ingredients used.

I’d love to see how your lavender mojito turns out: Take a photo and tag me on Instagram @floralapronblog to share with me, or use the hashtag #floralapronbakes.

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