This fresh mojito mocktail is the perfect refreshing summer drink.
It’s been a little quiet around here with it being summer time. We just returned from a taking our kids on a vacation to the beach. I literally did zero work there and it felt so good to unwind, unplug and spend a ton of quality time with my family. I did write this post on the way back home since it’s been a recipe I’ve been wanting to share with you all. Every summer, I’m finding it more fun traveling with our kids because as they get older, they become more independent. There’s less whining and I don’t miss the days of toddler tantrums one bit! I’m so happy to finally share this delicious simple fresh mojito mocktail with you guys. I made it for our extended family from CA and they all enjoyed it so much.
This summer has been a lot more full than I thought and so gardening just didn’t happen. We usually like to plant our vegetables in the spring but instead, we are enjoying all the perennial herbs that are sprouting from our garden bed from years’ past. One of these herbs is mint. Once you grow mint, they come back with a vengeance every summer. It is literally taking up a good part of our garden bed. Thankfully, the overabundance of mint has served us well this summer with this delicious drink.
A few weeks ago, Jimmy and I were at one of my favorite restaurants in the city right after he helped me destage a home. We ordered this “green goodness” drink for about $7 and I knew immediately I could recreate it at home. It was expensive but it was so refreshing on that hot blistering Atlanta day as we walked outside. We kept talking about making it at home because we had all the ingredients.
Here’s how to make your own. If you want to add rum and make it a cocktail, go for it! This mocktail version makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy.
Fresh Mojito Mocktail (serves 4)
- 8 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
- 4 cups of water or soda water
- 4 tbsp agave syrup
- 2 tsp crushed fresh mint
- If you want to make it alcoholic, just add rum.
In a pitcher, add the lime juice and agave syrup. Mix well and add the water and crushed mint. After mixing, pour in individual cups with ice. Add sprigs of mint and enjoy!
We’ve tried this with both water and carbonated water and they are both equally delicious. We use our coffee bean grinder for the mint because it serves as an herb grinder. If you don’t own one, no problem. Just chop up mint finely with a knife.
That’s it! We make this for our friends every time they come over and they all love it. Even kids enjoy it!
I’m so glad I found a use for all that mint in our garden. Enjoy, friends!
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