Show me refreshing and easy-drinking cocktails that are not sweet but also not bitter.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I recommend the Mojito, the Virgin Mojito, and the Moscow Mule. These cocktails are known for being refreshing and easy to drink, with a good balance of flavors that are not overly sweet or bitter.
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Refreshing cocktails

You asked: Refreshing and balanced cocktails not too sweet or bitter. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has gained worldwide popularity for its refreshing qualities. It features a tantalizing...

Lime juice (20ml), Mint Leaves (15), White rum (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (2 teaspoons)

5 ingredients
4.93 / 5

Mojito Mocktail

The Mojito Mocktail is a non-alcoholic take on the classic Cuban highball traditionally made with rum. In this variant, the...

Lime juice (60ml), Mint Leaves (6), Soda water (240ml), Sugar (Half teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Virgin Mojito

The Virgin Mojito is a non-alcoholic twist on the classic Mojito cocktail, offering a refreshing and minty flavor profile perfect...

Lime juice (30ml), Mint Leaves (7), Apple Juice (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.79 / 5

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a refreshing flavour profile. It is believed to have...

Vodka (45ml), Lime juice (10ml), Ginger Beer (120ml)

3 ingredients
4.63 / 5

Ginger Mojito

The Ginger Mojito is a zesty twist on the classic Mojito cocktail. This refreshing beverage expertly blends the warmth of...

Lime juice (15ml), Mint Leaves (12), Ginger Beer (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), White rum (30ml), Ginger (3 pieces)

6 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Pink Mojito

The Pink Mojito is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that adds a colorful twist to the classic Mojito. This cocktail...

Lime juice (30ml), Cranberry Juice (60ml), Mint Leaves (7), Sugar (Teaspoon), Gold rum (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Orange Mojito

The Orange Mojito is a citrusy twist on the classic mojito cocktail, incorporating the bright, zesty flavor of orange. Traditionally,...

Vodka (90ml), Mint Leaves (8), Orange (1), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.75 / 5

Cuban Mojito

The Cuban Mojito is a classic cocktail hailing from Havana, Cuba, revered for its refreshing qualities and mint-laced zest. Traditionally...

Mint Leaves (10), White rum (45ml), Lime (1), Sugar (2 tablespoons), Soda water (240ml)

5 ingredients
3.71 / 5

Mexican Mojito

The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that is traditionally made with white rum. In nearby Mexico the local alcohol,...

Lime juice (30ml), Mint Leaves (8), Soda water (Dash), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Tequila (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.51 / 5

Shortcut Mojito

The Shortcut Mojito is a modern twist on the classic Cuban highball traditionally consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice,...

White rum (45ml), Lime (30ml), Mint Syrup (60ml), Soda water (120ml)

4 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a cocktail refreshing?

A refreshing cocktail typically includes ingredients like citrus, mint, and soda, which provide a crisp, cool, and invigorating taste.

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How can you balance the flavors in a cocktail?

Balancing a cocktail involves adjusting the elements of sweetness, acidity, and bitterness to create a pleasant and harmonious flavor profile.

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Are there any alcohol-free refreshing cocktails?

Yes, there are many alcohol-free options, such as the Virgin Mojito, which uses lime juice, mint leaves, soda water, and sugar.

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What types of alcohol are commonly used in refreshing cocktails?

Types of alcohol commonly used include white rum, vodka, and gin, as they mix well with citrus and soda ingredients.

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Can I make refreshing cocktails at home easily?

Yes, refreshing cocktails are typically easy to make at home. They often require basic ingredients like lime, mint, and soda, along with your choice of alcohol.

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