So you're sitting by the pool, the sun is blazing, it's a perfect summer day, and you want something refreshing, but it's kind of early to be drinking. Or-- you're like me and you're really not a drinker. Today I'm sharing one of my favorites, this lovely citrusy, minty, crisp, bubbly, Mojito Mocktail.
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I was recently in Riviera Maya Mexico, at an all inclusive resort, and this was my go-to! I just had to re-create it for home. I might've been the only one in the resort drinking a virgin mojito, but they were gracious and didn't look at me like I was crazy. 😃
What do you mean by Mocktail?
Mocktail is just a fancy word for a cocktail that doesn't contain alcohol. I like fancy. Maybe you've heard non-alcoholic beverages being referred to as 'virgin', same thing. So, a mocktail does not contain any alcohol.
How to Make A Mojito Mocktail
- fresh lime
- fresh mint
- sweetener - sugar, honey, simple syrup, or an alternative. I prefer a stevia based one, because it won't mess with your waist line. (I've done my research on sweeteners, and Truvia is one of my favorites)
- soda water
- muddler, or end of a wooden spoon
- Squeeze the lime wedge into the glass to get the juice out, then drop the wedge in.
- add sweetener of choice and mint leaves. Use the muddler or end of a wooden spoon to press the ingredients. This releases all the yummy flavors!
- Fill the glass with ice and add carbonated water. Stir and enjoy!
When I was enjoying my mojito mocktails in Mexico, sometimes I told them to not put any sugar into it. Actually, I really liked it, even without sugar! But, I do like it better with some sweetener. It's totally fine to use straight up sugar, it's really a matter of preference, but I wanted to give you all the options.
- simple syrup-- this is just equal parts sugar and water heated so the sugar dissolves, and then cooled. You can also use honey in this, I did that in this Strawberry Mocktail.
- Truvia (my personal favorite)
- Stevia (either powder or liquid).
- Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet Blend
Not all of these measure at an equal substitute, so keep that in mind and check the notes of the recipe card. Also, the finer the sugar the easier it will dissolve.
For a fun variation, whip up some Blueberry Simple Syrup and use it in place of your sweetener. Keeps it sweet with a burst of blueberry--delicious!
Here's some other mocktail recipes you might enjoy:
If you don't want to make one from scratch, check out Mocktails.com. They have tons of flavors and recipes! They also contain all natural ingredients and no preservatives.
- 1 lime wedge cut in half so you have two pieces of lime. This just distributes it better in the glass.
- ½ teaspoon truvia
- 7-8 fresh mint leaves
- 8 oz carbonated water such as La Croix
- extra lime slices for garnish optional
- squeeze the lime juice from the wedges into a glass, drop the wedges in as well.
- Add truvia, or sweetener of choice
- Add the fresh mint leaves, and using a muddle, or the end of a wooden spoon, gently muddle (press) the lime and mint.
- Fill the glass with ice, and add carbonated water, or soda water.
- Garnish with additional lime, lime twist, or mint leaves. Enjoy!
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oh my gosh! I LOVE the new limoncello La Croix! Great twist on the recipe.
Delicious, and guilt free! We loved it! Used the newer Limoncello La Croix -- smashing!
My husband and I love this! I used carbonated water because I had all the other ingredients in the house… I may have used Ginger Ale if I hadn’t had fresh ginger. It was quick and easy to make the lime/ginger/sugar base and add the sparkling water later.