For a long time, I’ve loved Mocktails. I’ve tried so many over the years and eventually decided to make my own because hey what better way is there to make something the way you like it? So me personally I love a mojito (non-alcoholic of course) that is very minty with just enough lime and ice! I do like all the different kinds such as blueberry, strawberry and pineapple. Lots of people have asked how the mojito was made when I’ve posted pictures so to make it easier, here is how I make a good mojito. I personally do not use fancy tools, I’ve tried a few, yes they are nice for dramatic effect and a little fun but you don’t actually need anything. I prefer just using items that are readily available in the kitchen.
- 1 lime (or lemon, some people prefer lemon for a more zesty taste)
- 5-6 mint leaves (you can add more if you like I usually go a little crazy with the mint)
- 1 tablespoon of demerera (brown) sugar (you can use white however brown gives a sweeter taste)
- Crushed ice (If you only have normal ice you can use that and crush it in a sandwich bag with a rolling pin or just use the ice!)
- Sprite/7up/lemonade or sparkling lemon and lime water (it is lower in sugar and tastes exactly the same!
- A glass of your choice, the taller the better
Side note: If you would like to go for a strawberry or any fruit of your choice add this to your mojito during step 6 after washing them and cutting them in half.
To make a sharing mojito: Just double or triple up as you like! You can either make a big jug as I have in the pictures or each glass individually.
Remember you can taste the mojito as you’re going along and add more lime/mint or whatever you think it needs. Trust your taste buds!
So first I like to get all my ingredients out in my workspace area. I’ve made the mistake of not doing this in the past and once you get your hands dirty you can end up with a messy kitchen. Also if you have any cuts on your hands either use gloves or get ready for a sting!
- Wash your limes and mint to avoid consuming any pesticides or anything like that.
- Bruise your limes by rolling them or bashing them on the table. You can also give them a squeeze so you get more juice out of them once you cut them up.
- Cut them up either quartered or in small wedges for a cuter look. You can cut one slice to decorate the glass but a wedge is fine! Before I cut them up into whatever shape I am going for I like to cut them in half and give them a squeeze as it is easier than once they are smaller. Once you have cut the lime up into your desired shape put them into the glass.
- Pick the mint leaves off the stem and put them into your glass.
- Add your brown sugar in.
- Using your spoon press against the lime and mix the contents within the glass.
- Next, add your ice. I’d say fill at least half a cup of ice for a perfectly chilled mojito but add more or less as you wish.
- Pour in your drink, avoid pouring from high up as you’ll lose fizz.
- Give the drink a good stir/or shake if you’re using a bottle that has a lid and make sure all the sugar is dissolved.
- Finally, you can garnish your glass to make it look pretty via adding a slice/wedge of lime to the glass and a little mint to the top of the drink. For extra effect wet the edge of the glass with lime and sprinkling sugar onto it for a frosted effect.
Let me know if it worked out for you or if you tried something different, feedback is always appreciated!