Virgin Mojito – National Mojito Day

InIt’ National Mojito Day. This delicious lime, mint, rum and sweetness is ranked the country’s favorite summer drink. But what if you don’t want the alcohol? Well fear not!! You can make it just as delicious without the booze!

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The mojito was created in Cuba in the 16th century. In 1831 it was put on a drink menu in a Cuban restaurant, then subsequently publish the ‘‘El Floridita Cocktail Book’’ in 1939. And the rest is history!

Here’s how you do it:

First, place mint simple syrup, lime and a few torn mint leaves that have been squeezed in a pitcher and stir to mix well.

Then fill 4 12-oz glasses with ice. Pour 1/4 of the lime and simple syrup mixture into each glass.

Next, pour the lemon-lime soda half way up the glass, then finish it off with the sparkling water.

Garnish with a mint sprig and let the sunshine out!

NOTE: You can buy mint simple syrup or make your own

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Virgin Mojito

A delicious and refreshing drink with lime and mint. Just like the original sans the rum.

Course: appetizers, beverage
Cuisine: Barbecue, cuban, summer
Keyword: lbrown sugar, lime, mint, mixed drink, mocktail, non-alcoholic, virginia
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 1 cup lime juice, preferably fresh
  • 2/3 cup mint simple syrup
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves, torn and crushed
  • lemon-lime soda
  • lime sparkling water
  • mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place mint simple syrup, lime and mint leaves in a pitcher and stir to blend well.

  2. Fill 4 12-oz glasses with ice. Pour 1/4 of the lime and simple syrup mixture into each glass.

  3. Pour the lemon-lime soda half way up the glass, then finish it off with the sparkling water. (About equal parts of the two)

  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and let the sunshine out!

Recipe Notes

 

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