Mojito or Mohito as called in Cuba, the birthplace of this refreshing drink, is a cocktail which comprises five main ingredients sugar or sugar cane juice, lime juice, white rum, water and mint. This splash of Ice, lime and mint has gained a respectable position in list of famous cocktails in a short span of time.
However, the non-alcoholic version of Mojito is also popular in the bars as it does not cause intoxication but still its euphoria is irresistible. A mojito without alcohol is termed as “Virgin Mojito” or “Nojito”.
Traditionally, Angostura or rum is used to reduce the sweetness of Mojito but many bar tenders replace these ingredients with lime juice for non-drinkers out there. Moreover, this drink is also made with ginger ale and sparkling apple juice to bring variety in the flavours.
This drink is fine blend of sweetness, sourness, refreshing citrus and light mint flavour which has made it a well accepted summer drink.
Nutrition Facts: This cocktail is not only mouth watering in terms of taste but it is also full of nutritious elements. This splash of fruit juice and herbs contains Vitamin A, C and E. Moreover, it provides Calcium and Iron to human body.
Apart from these healthful elements, one glass of Mojito comprises 100 calories, o mg cholesterol, o g fat, 35 mg sodium, 85 mg potassium, 22 g sugar and 1 g of dietary fiber.
Additional benefit is that this energizing alcohol-free drink is dead easy to prepare. Let’s have a quick look on the making process.
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Utensils: Microwave oven, bowl, pitcher, measuring cups, spoon, knife, serving glasses and platter
Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Water: 2 cups
White sugar: 1 ½ cups
Mint leaves (chopped): 2 cups
Lemon powder: 2 cups
Lime juice: 1 cup
Club soda: 8 cups
Lime slices and mint leaves (for garnishing)
You may use powdered sugar or sugar syrup instead of cubes. Similarly, mint leaves can also be muddled in sugar cane juice rather than the lemon juice.