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faux mojito

Tropical Tummy Mango Faux-jito

a mango “mojito” with spicy simple syrup 
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Prep Time20 minutes
Servings1 serving


  • 1 lime quartered
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 1.5 oz. jalapeno simple syrup 1 shot glass
  • 3 oz. mango nectar
  • 3 oz. seltzer water
  • Jalapeno Simple Syrup:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 jalapeno remove seeds if you don’t want too spicy or leave if you love the heat


  • First make your simple syrup. In a smallsaucepan, bring water to a boil and stir in sugar until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add in jalapeno. For a slight jalapeno flavor, remove after 15 minutes. Otherwise, leave in until it reaches the intensity you like.
  • In a large cocktail shaker, muddle your mint with lime wedges and your simple syrup.
  • Fill your shaker with ice and pour the mango nectar on top. Shake rigorously until the shaker feels very cool to the touch. Meanwhile, fill a rocks glass with ice.
  • Pour your mango mojito into your glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with a lime wedge and extra mint. Enjoy!


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 112g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.7mg