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Cocktail Recipes: More Mojitos

A mojito can be light, refreshing and oh so good! Mojitos are tasty drinks that come from Cuba, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. The drink is so popular that many cultures around the world have their own variation. An “English Mojito” uses gin in place of rum and sprite as a substitute for sugar/soda. A “Greek Mojito” uses Metaxa Greek spirit or Mastika instead of rum, and a “Lychee Mojito” is a mojito made with lychee syrup or liqueur and is popular in Hong Kong.

The blog already featured the Frozen Tropa-Mango Mojito, but there are so many other variations that Holland America Line serves onboard. In fact, guests can even sip an interesting Samurai Mojito in the Silk Den Lounge aboard Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam. If you book a select Holland America Line cruise and take advantage of the Explore 4 savings, which includes a free Signature Beverage Package or beverage card, you can sample all of the mojitos that are served in the bars, lounges and restaurants. If you just want to make a mojito at home, here are some favorite Holland America Line recipes, including a non-alcoholic version:



2 lime wedges
1 large handful of fresh mint using healthy top sprigs and separated mint leaves
2 oz Momokawa Silver Sake
1 oz Monin Mojito Mint Syrup
2 oz Club Sprite
3–5 fresh mint leaves

Garnish: fresh mint sprig

Service: pint glass

Hand press lime wedges and mint with a muddler.
Add Monin Syrup and Sake.
Shake vigorously and pour into a pint glass.
Add Sprite to top it off.



1-2 sprig fresh mint
2 oz Bacardi Silver rum
1 oz Dish D’Lish Lemon & Lime Sour Cocktailor
1 oz Monin Mojito Syrup

Garnish: fresh mint sprig

Service: pint glass

Drop mint into blender cup.
Measure rum, Dish D’Lish Lemon & Lime Sour Cocktailor and syrup directly into blender.
Fill pint glass to the top with ice and pour into blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into pint glass.
Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.



2 mint sprigs
1 oz Monin Rock Melon Syrup
1 1/2 oz Dish D’Lish Lemon & Lime Sour Cocktailor
soda water to fill

Garnish: fresh sprig of mint

Service: tall Collins glass or pint

Tear and drop mint into a pint mixing glass.
Measure Dish D’Lish Lemon & Lime Sour Cocktailor and syrup into glass.
Fill pint glass to the top with ice.
Cap and shake vigorously.
Pour into a tall glass.
Add extra ice if needed.
Add soda to fill and stir.
Garnish with fresh mint sprig.

Variation: muddle in honeydew melon and garnish with a wedge of honeydew.

  • JimFisher

    Enjoyed you latest creation; the Cuban Mojito and would appreciate the recipe.

  • Astrid Terry

    Loved your cocktails specially the pomegranate ginger drop. How do you make it please?

  • Julie

    Hi Astrid, that’s a good one! We actually featured it on the blog back in 2010, so you can get the recipe in this post:


  • Astrid Terry

    Thank you so much Julie

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