I just discovered the nectar of an angel that came in the form of a guava mojito recipe. With the sweetness of guava juice, this guava mint mojito is one for the ages.
A Good Guava Mint Mojito
I just recently discovered guava juice and let me tell you that I have been missing this beverage my entire life.
Thinking about it kind of upsets me just a little. If guava juice was a person, I would confront it, grab it by the collar, and with a straight face ask, “where has your funky self been at for all these years?”
Furthermore, after the confrontation, we can hug it out, and I will use it to make this incredible guava mojito recipe.
With me doing all of this, that lets you know how good this drink is.
Also, if you are trying it for the first time, make sure you are not trying a drink with a lot of other drinks mixed into the beverage. It will not hit the same.
What Is Guava?
Guava is a tropical fruit located in the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, and Central America. The outer appearance of the fruit is usually light green or yellow.
The inside of the fruit is a vibrant pink that contains many seeds.
For the taste, it is sweet like most fruits, but calling it delicious would be an understatement. You do not believe? Try this guava mojito recipe and see for yourself.
Are Mojitos Made With Rum Or Tequila?
When most people make a mojito, their go-to alcohol is rum. However, you can add tequila to your mojito if that is what you desire to do.
This recipe for the guava mint mojito may not have tequila in it, but I am sure that even with tequila, this drink would be fantastic.
Does Guava Juice Go With Rum?
Guava juice most definitely goes with rum. Moreover, that is how the guava mojito recipe was created.
What Is In A Guava Mojito?
Well of course you are going to have the same ingredients that you would expect to be in a mojito. Rum, mint, etc.
Also, we can’t forget the guava juice because making a guava mojito with no guava is just plain wrong.
Outside those ingredients, what would be in a guava mint mojito will vary from recipe to recipe.
For this guava mojito recipe, we will be using spice rum, mint leaves, guava juice, simple syrup, club soda, and we can’t forget the ice ice baby.
Is Mojito A Rum Or Vodka?
A mojito is not a rum or vodka. You can’t go to the liquor store and ask for the mojito rum or the mojito vodka.
On the contrary, if you do find a rum or vodka like that, just know that is a specific brand creating that product.
Although a mojito is not vodka or rum, mojitos can have rum or vodka in them.
Typically, mojitos are full of rum, but if you want to use vodka instead, then be my guess. You can even get really crazy and add both liquors. This guava mojito recipe does not use vodka, but if you add vodka to the guava mint mojito, it will get you right.
Can You Substitute Vodka For Rum As A Mojito Ingredient?
Yes, you can substitute vodka for rum in a mojito. In fact, most mojitos use rum instead of vodka, so I would not call this a substitute.
Moreover, replacing the rum with vodka is more of a substitute.
Do You Have To Use White Rum As A Mojito Ingredient?
White rum would be recommended to use for a mojito, however, you can make a mojito without using white rum.
A good substitute for white rum can be coconut rum, and although mojitos are not known to traditionally have pineapples, I think a pineapple rum would go great in a mojito.
In this case, the best rum that got the job done for this guava mojito recipe was spice rum.
Can Mojito Get You Drunk?
Any beverage can get you drunk, depending on the amount you drink, as well as the amount of alcohol per beverage.
Most spice rums are 35 percent alcohol and 70 proof, so a lightweight will need to be careful around it.
Also, there is a spice rum that is 50 percent alcohol and 100 proof, so anybody drinking that need to be careful, whether you are a lightweight or not.
I am speaking on spice rum specifically because one of the main components within this guava mint mojito recipe is spice rum.
Additionally, if you were to use vodka or any other rum, the outcome will still be the same unless you use flavored alcohol because flavor liquor is usually weaker than non-flavored spirits.
Flavored alcohol is mostly 35 percent alcohol, and 70 proof. This is due to the extra ingredients in the liquor that gives the drink a flavor in exchange, the liquor is diluted, making it less potent.
There are flavored rums that have less than 35 percent alcohol, the amount of alcohol percentage in the rum will vary based on the rum.
FYI, this lemon-lime mojito that I created has enough alcohol to have you feeling good, but not too much to make you sloppy drunk.
Also, the same can be said about this guava mint mojito recipe.
The cool thing about drinks is that if the drink isn’t strong enough for you, then add more alcohol to it.
It is really that simple, and if the drink is too strong, add more chasers to dilute the beverage. You should try having one of your chasers be guava juice. You will not regret it.
Making The Guava Mojito Recipe
Serving Size: 1
- 3 oz Spice Rum
- 1/4 cup Club Soda
- 1/2 cup Guava Juice
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 Mint Sprigs
- 1 cup Ice
- Highball Glass
- Paper Straw
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
- 1 Mint Sprigs
How To Make A Guava Mint Mojito
Place one mint sprig into the glass and use the muddler to crush the mint.
Add half of your ice into the glass. Place the other mint sprig onto the ice, then add the rest of the ice into the glass.
Pour the guava juice, spice rum, and simple syrup into the glass, then pour in the club soda.
Add the garnishment, then enjoy your drink.
Supplies and Equipment
- 1 Muddler
- 3 Oz Spice Rum
- 1/4 Cup Club Soda
- 1/2 Cup Guava Juice
- 1 Oz Simple Syrup
- 2 Whole Mint Sprigs
- 1 Cup Ice
- 1 Whole Maraschino Cherry
- 1 Whole Mint Sprigs
How To Make A Guava Mint Mojito
- Place one mint sprig into the glass and use the muddler to crush the mint.
- Add half of your ice into the glass. Place the other mint sprig onto the ice, then add the rest of the ice into the glass.
- Pour the guava juice, spice rum, and simple syrup into the glass, then pour in the club soda.
- Add the garnishment, then enjoy your drink.