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Virgin Mojito Recipe - Mocktail Recipes

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Mojito is a Cuban cocktail and is basically alcohol based drink which has fresh mint leaves, lemon, and sugar. I have posted "the original mojito recipe on my youtube channel" and this mocktail is for those who do not favor alcohol in their drink. Yes, mocktails are soft drinks which does not have alcohol but is substituted with fruit juice, fruit purees, pulps, syrups etc.

Mocktails are alcohol free and can be enjoyed by kids as well as adults. Mojito is made with muddling mint leaves with sugar and lemon wedges. Granulated sugar acts as a exfoliater when it rubs with the mint leaves and release the essential oils and for this reason I would suggested to muddle or lightly squash the mint leaves with the granulated sugar and the lemon wedges in the glass you are serving. Though this recipe serves one; you can double or triple the recipe; but the rule is to muddle the three in the glass.

I would not suggest using simple syrup (equal amount of sugar and water is boiled to make a syrup) instead of the granulated sugar nor lemon juice instead of the lemon wedges. The flavor of the lemon rind when muddled along with the sugar brings out the essential oils...and that is the secret to the worlds best Mojito.

If you are serving for a party or for a large crowd; muddle (mash) everything in the "punch bowl" not in a stone grinder or in a mortar and pestle.

For your easy understanding I have made a video when I made this; also instead of ice cubes, I used crushed ice and club soda...yes, but very homemade!



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Virgin Mojito Recipe - Mocktail Recipes


PREP TIME: 03 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  virgin mojito  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Mint leaves (pudina): 6-7
  • Sugar: 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon: 1/2 (cut into wedges)
  • Club soda: 1/2 cup
  • Ice cubes: 15
  • Extra lemon slice and a sprig of mint leaves for garnishing


  METHOD:

  1. Into a tall glass; add in mint leaves, sugar, and lemon wedges.
  2. Muddle or squash them gently with a muddler.
  3. Top with crushed ice cubes and club soda.
  4. Stir well and serve immediately with a sprig of mint leaves and a slice of lemon.

NOTES

  • A muddler is used to muddle (squash) the sugar, mint leaves and lemon. You can use the back of a wooden spoon or the back of whisk etc.
  • Use fresh mint leaves.
  • Check my video on how to make crushed ice cubes./li>
  • Use only granulated sugar so that the essential oil of the mint leaves are released out.

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