Need a pick-me up drink that's still healthy yet delicious? This non-alcoholic take on a classic Mojito is the perfect refreshing drink for these hot summer months, and makes you feel like you're sitting in a bar with all your friends! Try making one of these for your virtual (or in person!) drinks with pals, and don't forget to mention the name Fauxjito!
In addition to this drink being tasty, it's got health benefits too! Mint is an antioxidant packed with Vitamins A, B2 and C, and is also great for easing digestive problems and relieving nausea and headache.
This recipe can be easily adjust to suit your taste; you can make it more sweet or sour by playing around with the honey and lime!
Total: 5 minutes
Handful of fresh mint leaves, washed
1 bottle unsweetened club soda/sparkling water/seltzer
1 teaspoon honey/brown sugar or more to taste
Juice from 1/2 lime, plus slices for serving
Muddle the mint leaves in a tall serving glass with a pestle, or the back of a wooden spoon. This releases the oils in the mint leaves, making them even more flavorful!
Mix honey/sugar with a splash of boiling water until dissolved.
Add honey/sugar and lime juice to the glass, then top with your sparkling drink and lots of ice.
Add a slice of lime and a couple of sprigs of fresh mint leaves for serving!