With Summer around the corner, it's time for refreshing drinks!
This classic cocktail is alcohol-free, meaning you can drink a couple of glasses, or three without feeling dizzy! It's perfect for summer parties and it's kid-friendly!
Making this mojito require just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes!
This recipe has been given to me by my brother, who used to work as a bartender. First, we crush fresh mint with lime and rum syrup, this step allows the mint to release flavors and the lime some juice.
To give our mojitos a more authentic flavor, we are using rum syrup. It is an alcohol-free syrup that tastes exactly like rum without the alcohol! You definitely won't miss the rum in this mojito!
Rum syrup is an alcohol-free syrup that is perfect to make your virgin mojitos taste more authentic. Just add a couple of tablespoons for a surprising rum flavor!
Next, fill your glasses with ice, and pour in apple juice and sparking water.
I went with apple juice, but you could definitely use white grape juice if you prefer.
I would recommend adding a bit more sparkling water if using white grape juice though, as it's usually sweeter than apple juice. Feel free to taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking!
Garnish with more mint leaves and serve! It's perfectly sweet, packed with refreshing lime and mint, and has a delicate rum aroma!
The given recipe is for one mojito, but it can easily be quadrupled to make a pitcher!
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!
Easy Virgin Mojito
- 7-8 mint leaves
- ½ lime cut into 4 quarters
- 2 tablespoon rum syrup
- ½ cup ice cubes
- ½ cup apple juice
- ⅓ cup sparkling water
- Add the mint leaves, lime, and rum syrup to a large glass. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, crush the mint leaves and lime to release the lime juice and the mint flavor.
- Fill the glass with the ice. Pour in the apple juice and sparkling water and stir to combine. You can garnish with more mint leaves and lime wedges. Serve immediately!