Virgin Mojito

I’ll get down straight to business.

Its hot. The weather is really hot and humid and I hate it.

Stepping out has been a complete terror for the past few weeks. Even more so when you are privy to the wonderful world of public transportation.

Reasons why I do not like Summer

  • The trickling sweat on your brow.
  • How buses seem to take even longer than usual to arrive at a bus stop.
  • How trains seem crowded than usual.
  • There are times when you think to yourself “Lets beat the weather by going to the beach and enjoying the sea breeze!” and are greeted by the still wind and confused stray dogs instead.

Reasons why I do like Summer

  • I get to wear my sunglasses.
  • Virgin Mojitos

A recent visit by the best friend reminded me of the sheer brilliance of Virgin Mojitos during these painful summer days. The freshness of the mint, the kick of lemon, and that cool light fizz. Perfect way to beat the heat, if you ask me.

So of course I had to remind you of the sheer brilliance of Virgin Mojitos too.

Virgin Mojito

Virgin Mojito

Serves : 2 thirsty people in need of a cool respite
Difficulty : Easy Peasy
Preparation Time : 5 minutes.
Cook Time : Nothing

Ingredients

  • 20-30 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 400 ml of Sprite/Soda (If using Soda, double the amount of sugar)

Ingredients for virgin mojito

Please excuse the lack of sugar in the photo. I might have gotten excited about freshness of mint and forgotten all about it, or I might have been under a dizzy spell of heat stroke and forgotten all about it. Or I might just have forgotten about it.

So plucking out the fresh mint leaves.

mint leaves for virgin mojito

Mundane job, yes. But in the summer, something about the blast of the smell of mint is extremely refreshing.

Roughly chop it up. Keep aside.

mint leaves for virgin mojito

Slice the lemons down into thin-ish wedges, removing all the seeds in process.

lemon for virgin mojito

Drop the mint leaves and wedges into your jar/glass.

mint and lemon for virgin mojito

Add in the sugar.

Virgin Mojito

Using a spoon (or a muddler, if you are fancy), mash up everything.

Bruise the mint leaves, bash the lemons so they give out most of their juices, ensure the sugar has combined nicely.

Virgin Mojito

Pour in the Sprite.

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Let the tall slender glasses emerge from the cabinets and meet this lovely concoction
Enjoy the show as the glass fizzes up. Throw in a few ice cubes along the way as well.

Virgin Mojito

Its just something about the lemon and the mint, man.

Virgin Mojito

Its magic.

Virgin Mojito

Soul stirring, mind refreshing magic.

Virgin Mojito

Ingredients

  • 20-30 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 400 ml of Sprite/Soda (If using Soda, double the amount of sugar)

Instructions

  1. Chop up the fresh mint leaves.
  2. Slice the lemons down into thin wedges, removing all the seeds.
  3. Drop the mint leaves and wedges into your jar/glass.
  4. Add in the sugar.
  5. Using a spoon/muddler, mash up everything. Ensure if everything is combined.
  6. Pour in the Sprite/Soda.
  7. Pour yourself a glass and Enjoy!
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15 comments

    • ashmita says:

      Whattodo! The frequency with which I’m downing these lemony-minty drinks, a regular mojito would prove to be a problem *hic*.
      But on weekends, yes please. :)
      And thank you!

  1. Peggy says:

    I’ve never been a fan of mojitos – but I think it was mainly because of the rum. I could definitely get down with some of these virgin mojitos though =)

    • ashmita says:

      That is great. :) Virgin Mojitos are actually much easier to get addicted to. Especially because they are so darn quick and fuss free to make. Hope you liked them!

  2. Asha says:

    Just made this and its amazing! I used water instead of soda but it tasted really good anyway. Foolproof recipe. And super easy. Four and a half stars.

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