Whether you drink alcohol or not, this refreshing non-alcoholic virgin mojito is perfect for the summer! Made with simple ingredients in a matter of minutes, it’s sure to be a hit with the kids and adults alike.
Believe me when I tell you I have the perfect poolside drink for this summer. This refreshing blend of fresh ingredients will leave you feeling hydrated and ready to take on the summer heat. Whether you’re lounging in a beach chair or floating around in the pool, you will absolutely love having this drink in your repertoire. Serve this mojito at your next party this summer and leave your guests wanting more and more. It’s super easy to make and it will look like a fancy drink you get from a bar. You’ll be the talk of the ton (Bridgerton reference…iykyk) for the rest of the summer!
What you need to make a virgin mojito
- 5 mint leaves (maybe a few extra for garnishing purposes)
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Club Soda/ Sparkling water
- Lime Slices
why I prefer mocktails in the hot weather
Although an icy alcoholic beverage might sound perfect for a hot, sunny day, that might not be the best idea. Alcohol, when combined with high heat, prevents your body from regulating its on temperature effectively. Another con to drinking alcohol in the heat is dehydration. Your body sweats to help you stay cool and if you’re drinking alcohol o top of that, you lose fluids twice as quickly since alcohol is a diuretic.
Lots of summer activities such as hiking, boating, biking, and others can become more dangerous when alcohol is involved. You still need to stay hydrated, though, which is why this mocktail is perfect for your summer plans!
How to Make the Mojito
This mojito may seem like a challenge but I promise you it is not as hard as it seems and will totally be worth all the work. Here’s a quick step-by-step:
- Add fresh mint leaves and a wedge of lime into a glass
- Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime and release their oils/juices
- Add an additional 2 wedges of lime along with the simple syrup
- Fill the glass with your desired amount of ice
- Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water or club soda
- Stir and garnish the drink with another lime wedge
The best part of making any drink is being able to mix it up, bother literally and figuratively. There are so many ways you can change it up to make te drink better tailored to your needs or wants at the moment.
- Change up the Base : You can replace the soda water base with ginger ale, kombucha, sparkling water, or basically any fizzy drinks of your choice. Feel free to change it up and try new bases to see which one works best for you!
- Add a Spicy Twist : “Spice it up” very literally! Give your mocktaila little kick by adding in some jalapenos muddled with the lime. Trust me, it’s divine.
- Make it pop : Add in 1 inch of fresh ginger to the lime and muddle for a deep spice that will leave you wanting more!
- Make it Boozy : Add 1.5 oz white rum to the drink and give it a stir.
Whether you drink alcohol or not, this refreshing non-alcoholic (or not) mojito is perfect for the summer! Made with simple ingredients in a matter of minutes, it’s sure to be a hit with the kids and adults alike.
- 8–10 Mint Leaves
- 1–2 tbsp sugar, to taste
- 1 whole lime
- Club Soda or sparkling water
- Lots of Ice
- 1.5 oz of white rum or Malibu (optional)
- Cut one half of the lime into 4 wedges. Save the other half for garnish.
- To a tall glass like a highball glass, add the lime wedges, then the mint leaves.
- Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime and release the oils. (link to my muddler)
- Add the sweetener to the glass and a splash of water to the glass and stir until the sweetener is completely dissolved. To make it dissolve fast, I like to shake it up really well with a lid.
- If you want to make it boozy, you can add 1.5 oz of white rum or Malibu in this step. I personally find virgin mojitos far more refreshing, so be sure to try it both ways!
- Cut the remaining half of the lime into slices. Place them in the glass and/or create a slit and use on for the rim.
- Fill the glass with lots of ice and top off with club soda. Don’t overdo the club soda, I wouldn’t recommend anything more than 8-12 fl oz for the amount of mint and lime used. To make a larger glass/batch, double or triple the recipe instead.
Enjoy! Be sure to take a picture and tag me @eatsbyramya to share to be featured 🙂
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