Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.
But unlike traditional mojitos, I've made my own version of it and the best part is that it has No Alcohol. This can be served to kids and adults of any ages on a hot summer afternoon.
This is probably the healthiest mojito ever. So let's see how it's done.
Step 1: The Ingredients
For this awesome chilling drink, you'll need these items in your shopping list:
For the Drink:
- Sprite (Or any Soft Drink)
- Lemon Juice (2 Tbsp)
- Lemon Slices (2-3 Deseeded)
- Green Chilies
- Salt (Half Tbsp)
- Sugar (Half Tbsp)
- Ice Cubes
For Prepping the Glass:
- Salt or Sugar (On a tray)
- Lemon Slices (Circular Cut)
Step 2: Prepping the Glass
First Impression is the best impression. Like it or not, the way you present a drink to someone matters a lot. No matter what the drink may be, if presented well, the mood will be brightened.
So first you need to prepare an amazing glass to serve this amazing drink. First pour salt or sugar (totally a personal preference) on to a tray or a plate.
Dip the rim of the glass into a little lemon juice and then dip it into the salt tray. Do this for all the glasses.
Then place a circular slice of lemon on the rim of the glass. Now that the glass is ready, we can go ahead and make the drink.
Step 3: Prepping the Blend
Before you go ahead and pour in the drink into the glass, you'll need to prepare a few things.
Cut a lemon into a few small pieces and de-seed them. Also take a green chili and cut it into slices.
Add these cut lemon and chilies into the glass.
Step 4: Salt and Sugar
Now it's time to kick things up a notch. Add salt and sugar in equal quantities into the glass. If you like the mojito salty, then add only salt.
If you want the sugar to dominate, then add a bit more sugar.
Now that all the ingredients are into the glass, give it a gentle squash and add a couple of ice cubes into it.
Step 5: Pour the Sprite
If you've done everything correctly so far, then your mouth would've already started watering just like mine. So now without further ado, pour in the drink slowly into the glass without disturbing the salt and the lemon slices on the rim.
You should now have a beautiful looking mojito waiting for you to enjoy !!
Step 6: Optional Upgrades
You can step up to the next level by mixing all the ingredients with a little white rum before pouring it into the glass.
This drink can simply never go wrong. If you add more salt or sugar, then it becomes a different version of it. So this probably is one of the best drinks to impress someone on a first date.