Virgin Mojito is a mocktail made with lemon, mint and soda. It is a perfect drink for all mint lovers. Recently we were at a birthday party where they were serving these in cute glasses, though I’m not a big fan of mocktails, gave it a try. It was so refreshing with all the minty flavor with the punch of limy soda and I was all impressed and wanted to try the same at home. While browsing for a good one, found this mojito from Ritu’s space very tempting and tried it. I did some short cuts and tried mine with just 5 ingredients. It turned out great and everyone liked it, planning to include this under menu for the next get together. Hope you all like it too!
|Fresh Mint Leaves||5-6 leaves|
|Lime Soda / Sprite||1 can or about 200ml|
|Extra Mint leaves for Garnishing|
Take a tall glass, roughly crush the mint leave (you can also chop if you want them to look even) and add them into the glass along with few lemon wedges & sugar. Using a wooden spoon, crush mixture until the lemon wedges releases most of its juice and mint leaves are slightly bruised. This act of crushing herbs with lime with a long wooden spoon is referred as muddling, bar tenders use a special wooden spoon called muddler do this mixing. Top it with Lime soda / sprite and ice cubes and give a stir. Garnish with mint sprigs.
To rim the glass – dip the glass into some lemon juice or use the lemon wedge and run it along the outer edge till becomes moist. Then dip the glass in sugar which gives a decorative look.
- Serves 1 adult
- Adjust sugar depending on your preference.
- You can add lime soda instead of sprite or use Ginger ale.
- If you use plain club soda then increase the sugar.
- You may try a little basil along with mint if you like it strong.