Moroccan Mojito

When it comes to rum cocktails, a Mojito is a favorite for its light, refreshing taste but if you want to step it up a notch, try the Moroccan Mojito.

Prior to a Zoom meeting featuring the foreign minister of Morocco, I was asked to come up with a cocktail recipe that the attendees could all enjoy while listening to his comments.  I felt that to honor the topic, it should give a sense of Morocco, including some popular Moroccan ingredients.  The result is this wonderfully refreshing cocktail, featuring light and dark rums, mint and sugar along with cardamom pods, orange-flavored liqueur and rose water.  Talk about sensational!  If you love rum drinks, this must be on your list!

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Moroccan Mojito

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 19 fresh mint sprigs, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 10 cardamom pods, cracked
  • 2/3 cup light rum
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 tbsp orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp rose water
  • Ice
  • Chilled sparkling water
  • Using back of spoon or muddler, mash 15 mint sprigs, lemon juice, lime juice and cardamom pods in a cocktail shaker, about 3 min. Add light rum, dark rum, orange liqueur and rose water. Stir until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Strain rum mixture into pitcher.


Fill four 8-oz glasses with ice. Divide rum mixture among glasses. Top with splash of sparkling water; garnish each with mint sprig and serve.


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