Revamp Your Seltzer Game with a Refreshing Mojito Twist

Mojitos are known for their refreshing and zesty flavors, making them the perfect summer cocktail. But what if you're looking for a lighter and more effervescent version of this beloved drink? Enter the Seltzer, a delightful twist on the classic mojito that combines the crispness of seltzer with the vibrant flavors of lime, mint, and .

The basic definition of a hard seltzer is seltzer water with . Where the alcohol comes from depends on the alcohol base you choose to work with. Many hard seltzers have a base of fermented cane sugar with added flavors, but seltzers can also be made with malted barley, grain neutral , or . In the case of a Mojito Seltzer, the alcohol base typically comes from rum, which adds a rich and distinctive taste to the drink.

To make a Mojito Seltzer, you'll need a few key ingredients: rum, lime, mint, sugar, and of course, seltzer water. Traditionally, mojitos are made using club soda, but using a lime-flavored water like La Croix or Bubly can add an extra burst of citrus flavor to your drink. The lime-flavored sparkling water acts as a refreshing substitute for club soda, enhancing the overall taste experience.

Start by muddling fresh mint leaves and lime slices together in a glass. Muddling helps release the essential oils and flavors from the mint leaves, creating a fragrant base for your cocktail. Add a spoonful of sugar and continue to muddle until the sugar dissolves. The sweetness of the sugar balances out the tartness of the lime and adds a touch of sweetness to the drink.

Next, add a shot or two of rum to the glass, depending on your preference for alcohol content. Give the mixture a gentle stir to combine the flavors. Now, it's time to add the star ingredient – the lime-flavored sparkling water. Pour the sparkling water over the mixture, filling the glass to the top. The carbonation and lime flavor of the sparkling water add a refreshing and bubbly twist to the traditional mojito.

Garnish your Mojito Seltzer with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge for an extra touch of elegance. The vibrant green leaves and citrusy aroma will make your drink look and smell irresistible. If desired, you can also add a few ice cubes to keep your Mojito Seltzer perfectly chilled.

One of the great things about Mojito Seltzers is that they can be easily customized to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can adjust the amount of sugar or add a splash of simple syrup. For a more intense mint flavor, muddle a few extra mint leaves. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even experiment with different flavored sparkling waters to create unique variations of the classic mojito.

Whether you're lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard barbecue, or simply looking for a refreshing to enjoy on a hot summer day, the Mojito Seltzer is a fantastic choice. It offers the perfect combination of tropical flavors, effervescence, and a hint of alcohol for a truly delightful drinking experience.

So, why not give this modern twist on a classic cocktail a try? Whip up a batch of Mojito Seltzers and savor the refreshing flavors that will transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip. Cheers to a summer filled with delicious and bubbly beverages!

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What Kind Of Liquor Is In Seltzers?

I've had my fair share of hard seltzers, so let me break it down for you. When it comes to the liquor in seltzers, there are a few options to choose from. The most common base for hard seltzers is fermented cane sugar. This means that the alcohol in these seltzers comes from the fermentation of cane sugar, similar to how traditional or wine is made.

Now, not all hard seltzers use fermented cane sugar as their alcohol base. Some seltzers are made with malted barley, which is commonly used in beer. These seltzers have a slightly different taste profile because of the malted barley, giving them a beer-like flavor.

Another option for the alcohol base in seltzers is grain neutral spirits. These spirits are made from grains like corn or wheat and are highly distilled to remove any impurities or flavors. The resulting grain neutral spirits are then mixed with seltzer water and flavors to create the final product.

Lastly, there are also seltzers that use wine as their alcohol base. These seltzers are made by fermenting grapes or other fruits to create wine, which is then mixed with seltzer water and flavors. Wine-based seltzers often have a slightly sweeter taste compared to other types.

In terms of flavors, the options are endless. From fruity flavors like mango, raspberry, and lime to more unique options like cucumber or hibiscus, there is a hard seltzer flavor out there for everyone's taste preferences.

It's worth noting that different brands may use different alcohol bases and production methods, so the taste and alcohol content can vary between seltzers. Some seltzers have a lower alcohol content, around 4-5% ABV, while others may have a higher alcohol content, upwards of 7% ABV.

The liquor in seltzers can come from fermented cane sugar, malted barley, grain neutral spirits, or wine, depending on the brand and flavor. So, next time you grab a hard seltzer, take a moment to appreciate the variety of options and the different alcohol bases that make each one unique.


The mojito seltzer is a refreshing and modern twist on the classic mojito cocktail. Combining the effervescence of seltzer water with the vibrant flavors of lime, mint, and rum, this drink offers a light and bubbly alternative for those who enjoy the crispness of a seltzer. The use of a lime-flavored sparkling water adds an extra layer of citrusy zest to the drink, enhancing the overall taste experience. Whether enjoyed at home or at a bar, the mojito seltzer provides a delightful and invigorating option for those seeking a refreshing cocktail with a twist. Cheers!

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.