Minty Mojito Mocktail

Minty Mojito Mocktail

This refreshing drink can be served in glasses over ice, or shaken with ice, and then strained into glasses. It’s great for a little afternoon pick-me-up, or wonderful to share with friends and family, for a healthy celebration drink.

TIP We have used sparkling mineral water yet you can also use sparkling apple juice or a lemon/lime sparkling juice to create this light and refreshing mocktail.

NOTE You could add approx. 15-30mls (per drink) of vodka, rum, tequila or gin to make this into a yummy cocktail too.

Serves 4 (double the recipe as needed)

Prep Time 10 – 15 minutes

MINT MOCKTAIL

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups light-coloured sparkling lemon-lime (or sparkling apple juice)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 – 2 tbsp agave syrup or maple syrup (or simple syrup)
  • ½ cup sparkling water or soda water to finish mocktail (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime circles (or wedges)

For Serving

  • Lime juice and caster sugar (or xylitol) for rimming the glasses (optional)
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime circles (or wedges)

Method

1.     In a glass jug/pitcher or large jar mix all the ingredients together with some ice and stir well to chill. It also helps to chill all the ingredients before making the drinks.

2.     A few minutes before you are ready to serve the drinks rim the glasses with the sugar or xylitol, if using.

3.     To rim the glasses, pour a little lime juice on a flat plate and spread around a little. On another small plate place 2 – 3 tablespoons of caster sugar (or xylitol) and spread around a little. Then dip the rim each glass in the lime juice just a little and then into the sugar creating a festive rim Repeat until all the glasses are done and set aside.

4.     Add a little ice, fresh mint leaves and lime circles to the glasses and pour over the drink mix. Top up the glasses with a little more sparkling water or soda water, if desired. Server in your favourite glasses or in Martini glasses and strain out ice before serving, if desired.

Sending joy!

Chef Kate

Beautiful images by Holly Kent | @hollyvkent

 

You may love Chef Kate’s cookbook, The Flavour of Joy. Containing stories to inspire, amuse and uplift as well as delicious, healthy recipes you’ll love. Kate uses local organic and sustainable ingredients in her tasty and nutritious recipes, also including superfoods and medicinal herbs in her dishes to create healthy and nourishing food for the body, mind, and spirit. @chefkatemcaloon | www.theflavourofjoy.com

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