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Refreshing Mojito Spheres

Refreshing Mojito Spheres

Trying out new things is fun! This mojito spherification is a refreshing take on the popular mojito drink.

  Total Time: 60 Min 

  Yield: 24 Spheres



  • 2 limes (cut into 8 wedges)
  • Mint leaves (preferably, 6 big fresh leaves for the mojito mix and 24 small leaves for the mold)
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (8 grams)
  •  4 tablespoons white rum (60 grams)
  • ½ cup club soda
  • ½ teaspoon Cape Crystal Calcium Lactate (2 grams)


  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon Cape Crystal Sodium Alginate (4 grams)
  • 1 bowl of distilled water (for rinsing)

How to Make It:

Step 1:


In a glass  add the lime wedges, the 6 big fresh mint leaves, sugar, and calcium lactate. Smash the ingredients lightly for about 4-5 times with a muddler or similar tool.

Step 2:


Add the liquids- club soda and white rum into the muddler. Mix well until the calcium lactate dissolves completely.

Step 3:


Strain the mojito mixture in a jar.

Step 4:

Take a silicone mold. Place 1 small mint leaf in each mold! Pour the mojito mixture. Transfer to the freezer.

Tip: Make sure to place the smooth side of the mint leaf down as it will be visible when the mojito spheres are ready to be served.

Step 5:


In a blender, mix the water and sodium alginate until it dissolves completely. Once both ingredients blend together nicely, transfer the alginate bath to a bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes.

Step 6:

Get the frozen mojito balls and remove from the molds carefully so that they do not break.

Step 7:


Drop 2 or 3 mojito spheres into the alginate bath. Let them sit in the alginate bath for 2-3 minutes while stirring them very lightly with a spoon.

Note: Avoid placing more the 3 mojito spheres in the alginate bath, otherwise they might stick to one another.

Step 8:

Remove the mojito spheres from the alginate bath and transfer them to a bowl of water in room temperature. Rinse the mojito balls for a few seconds and plate.

Serve the refreshing mojito spheres immediately.

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