Virgin Pomegranate Mojito
A cool and refreshing summer drink
A mojito, traditionally, consists of five ingredients: sugar, rum, lime juice, soda water and mint. Here is my version of a mojito that is alcohol-free. It is deliciously refreshing, a perfect summer drink.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 persons
Credit: Shreya Ashish Tiwari
· 2 sour limes
· 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
· 5 tbsp simple sugar syrup
· 200 ml Sprite
· 1 cup crushed ice
· 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (fresh/packet)
MUDDLE the mint leaves and lemon wedges in the mortar pestle (save a few leaves and lemon slices for garnish)
CRUSH the ice cubes in the blender but make sure it still has some ice chips / rough chunks in it
TAKE two the glasses of your choice. Add some crushed ice, pour half the muddled mixture. To this add:
2.5 tbsp. of sugar syrup in each glass,
1/4 cup of the pomegranate juice
GARNISH the glasses with mint leaves and lemon wedges.
I omitted the sugar completely. You can adjust the sweetness.
You could coat the rims of the serving glasses with some cayenne pepper or salt. I prefer Himalayan pink salt.