by Meghan E. White
There is nothing quite like a cool drink on a hot summer day. Sometimes, plain old water is not enough. You want something special every now and then to quench your thirst. This mojito does the trick without any alcohol. It’s crisp, sweet, and slightly bitter.
You don’t need any fancy equipment or bartender tools to make this delicious mocktail. It comes together quickly. The only time consuming part is squeezing the limes, but so worth the effort. I prefer fresh lime juice over bottled. But by all means, use bottled juice if that’s your groove.
Mint leaves add tartness while the basil brings some sweetness to balance out the mojitos. There’s nothing better than adding fresh ingredients to any recipe. If you're like me, you’ve got plenty of herbs growing in your yard. If not, they are easy to find at your local grocery store.
I suggest using flavored sparkling water to sweeten the mojitos if you're making these for kids. The sourness may be too much for some children. This delightful drink would be lovely for dinner guests at a barbeque, or pool party. Surprise your family with this refreshing non-alcoholic treat, just because.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
¼ cup mint leaves
¼ cup basil leaves
¾ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 liter sparkling water
For garnish: lime wheels & mint sprigs
1. In a medium pitcher add mint, basil, and sugar.
2. Using a wooden spoon, mash until the herbs are fragrant.
3. Add lime juice and stir until the sugar dissolves.
4. Top with sparkling water.
5. Pour into four ice filled glasses.
6. Garnish with lime wheels and mint sprigs.
About the Author
Meghan was born in Southern California where she spent most of her youth. After several moves during her childhood, she ended up in Oregon, where she stayed for many years.
Meghan never dreamed of being a writer, but God told her to write about Joey. After a few years of writing, it was time for a change of scenery.
So, Meghan, her husband, and two sons picked up and moved to Texas. If you listen close you might catch her saying “Ya’ll” from time to time. She loves encouraging kids and adults through writing.