This virgin mojito is easy to make and very refreshing on a hot summer’s day! It’s non-alcoholic and all you need is lemon, mint, sugar, and lemonade!
When you have been outside in the garden working or if the weather is super-hot there is nothing more thirst quenching than a big glass of chilled water! I try and drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, and most days I don’t have any trouble meeting that quota! I think I love water so much because it goes with all food types. I mean water has no taste, so you can drink it with every meal and you don’t have to worry about if it will clash with the food!
As much as I like water it is nice to have some other drinks as well. When you are looking for a refreshing summertime drink you can’t go past a lemon based drink! Aside from plain water I find that lemon drinks are very satisfying on a hot day. So today I am sharing a recipe for a Virgin Mojito using fresh lemon juice!
To be honest I had never had a mojito until this summer but after I came across this recipe for a Virgin Mojito I thought that the lemon and mint flavour combination was wonderful. I love that it is a non-alcoholic mojito because I wanted a drink that I could enjoy at any time of day. I understand that an alcoholic mojito has rum in it and you could easily add some rum to this recipe if you wanted to turn it into a proper cocktail!
We always have a pot of mint growing during the summer and usually have lemons in the house so this drink is very easy to put together in a hurry! Also, because it’s non-alcoholic it is great for the whole family. This would be a wonderful drink to prepare to take to a spring or summer picnic or BBQ!
I wanted to be able to keep the sugar content down so I have adjusted the recipe just slightly. I have enjoyed the refreshing taste of this virgin mojito several times over the summer and I know that I will be making it again next summer too!
- 20 mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 large lemon
- ice cubes
- 500 ml of lemonade
- Roughly tear up the mint leaves and chop the lemon into small wedges removing the seeds as you go.
- Divide the mint and lemon wedges between two glasses and then add one tablespoon of sugar to each glass.
- Use a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon to crush the mint, lemon and sugar together.
- Add several ice cubes to each glass and then fill with chilled lemonade of choice.