A perfect summer mocktail with the refreshing lime and mint.
I still remember the first time I tasted a real moijito. It was a hot summer evening and that refreshing concoction of mint, ice and rum was just perfect to take away the stress of the day and make the summer temperature more bearable.
Since then, I have been a fan of mojito and not only in its original alcohol version. I am also a fan of nonalcoholic version of the drink, which exists in several varieties and guided.
They all have in common two things that I find so appealing about te moijito: the transparent liquid and the fresh mint leaves that make the drink look summery and sofisticated.
This is one easy to make non-alcoholic mojito cocktail recipe, perfect for a summer evening, a pool party or entertaining friends.
Non-alcoholic mojito mocktail: what you need
To make this mojito mocktail you will need:
Sturdy Glass – traditional mojito is served in a Cuban highball glass, which looks like a tall tumbler. You can use this type of glass for your mocktail mojito too or you can also use a sturdy, tall water glass that can hold the mint cutting.
A muddler – to crush your fresh mint
A cocktail spoon or stirrer – to mix your drink
An ice blender – to crush your ice
How to serve your mojito mocktail
A mojito mocktail can look really sofisticated and the best way to achieve this look is to have fresh ingredients at hand.
A stem of fresh mint, delicately aded to the glass as it it was a flower in a vase is the most distinctive trait of any mojito (alcoholic and not) and you can also add thin lime slices, that work both as a lovely decoration and an addition to the summery taste of this drink and a green biodegradable straw in green tones to complete the look.
- 20ml lime juice
- 200ml tonic water
- 2 teaspoons of cane sugar
- Fresh mint
- Lime slices
Put into a tall, sturdy glass the fresh mint leaves (washed) and the sugar
Muddle the mint so it starts getting crushed
Add the lime juice and pound the mint a little more
Add finely crushed ice, then top up with tonic water.
Add fresh min leaves and thin slices of lime to decorate and serve immediately.