During the scorching Indian summer, a refreshing Mojito is the perfect way to cool off. This non-alcoholic take on the classic Mojito cocktail is even more delicious thanks to fresh basil leaves (which can be substituted for mint in a pinch). This is the most straightforward Mojito Mocktail recipe possible; just a few things blended. Have this Lemon Mojito right now!
About Virgin Mojito Recipe
Mojitos are traditionally made with fresh mint leaves, sugar, white rum, lime juice, and club soda. Instead of drinking the rum version, I made a virgin mojito by substituting basil for the mint and creating a mocktail. And the finished mojito was fantastic.
Basil’s spicy, savory flavor pairs wonderfully with lemon’s acidic, citrus undertones. The mix of lemon and basil in this Mojito Mocktail recipe is perfect. Summers are, indeed, revitalizing.
During the warmer months, staying hydrated is essential by drinking plenty of water and fruit juices. You’ll stay healthier and more hydrated if you do this. It’s great for your health in general, as well as your skin, hair, and nails.
But instead of buying processed drinks full of sugar and artificial tastes, create your fresh juices at home. Maintaining sobriety when imbibing is always a plus.
If you don’t have any soda, make this Lemon Mojito using water instead. Multiplying the recipe and storing the leftovers in the fridge for later is easy. It’s a great non-alcoholic beverage for a get-together.
More on Mojito
The mojito is a classic Cuban drink with white rum, lime or lemon juice, mint, and soda. Drink it ‘on the rocks’ (over ice) for the finest flavor, and consider doing so year-round.
The original mojito recipe calls for a distilled liquor, although numerous more options exist. Here’s an example:
Brown sugar, black spiced rum, and key lime juice combine to form the Dirty Mojito.
The Greek Mojito is mixed with the amber Greek liqueur Metaxa.
A Mojito with Sprite, gin, and occasionally cucumber is called an English Mojito.
Champagne is substituted for the soda in a “Royal” Mojito.
Coconut and mint are prominent in the Malibu Mojito.
The non-alcoholic version, however, is commonly called a “Virgin Mojito.” One such drink is the Lemon Mojito with Basil. Various fruits, such as pomegranate, mango, orange, litchi, berries, etc., can be used in its place.
The herb basil is beautiful. Basil adds incredible flavor, zest, and freshness to any meal, just like in our Lemon Mojito. In addition, it contains volatile oils with a wide range of therapeutic applications.
Basil is one of my favorite herbs since it can be used in many different ways, from flavoring oils to sweets to savory recipes like Pesto and Pizza Sauce. For another great drink that features basil, try this Lemon Mojito.
Remember that the fresh leaves may be used in salads, topping on pizzas, and other applications. A ‘basil steam’ can also help alleviate chronic headache pain. Inhale the ethereal vapors produced by boiling water with dried basil leaves.
How to make Virgin Mojito
- Combine 18 cup basil leaves (approximately 18–20 tiny basil leaves), two slices lemon or lime, 1–2 tablespoons sugar, and a teaspoon of salt in a mortar-pestle or a pitcher/cocktail shaker. This beverage may be made sweet by adding two teaspoons of sugar. One spoonful of sugar can be added if a sweeter flavor is preferred. Add a sugar replacement, such as stevia, to make the beverage suitable for people with diabetes. Honey can be substituted for sugar if desired.
2. Use a muddler or pestle to mash (crush) all the ingredients softly. The seeds of any lemons or limes should be taken out.
3. Divide the blended ingredients evenly between two glasses, including any remaining liquids or extracts from the mortar.
4. Put a tablespoon of lime or lemon juice in each glass.
5. Put in some ice, either cubes or crushed.
6. Add soda, sparkling, or ice-cold water to the glass. Half of the soda and the water can be replaced with cooled water. Mix well with a spoon or stir-stick.
7. Pour out the Basil Lemon Mojito right away.
In conclusion, the Virgin Mojito is the best drink for the hot summer due to its refreshing combination of mint and citrus. Mocktails are non-alcoholic drinks that taste like the original but contain no alcohol, making them an excellent option for any event. This Lemon Mojito with Basil is perfect for any occasion, whether you need a refreshing cocktail to quench your thirst or want to impress your guests. Because of its many uses and beneficial properties, basil is a herb that deserves further experimentation in the kitchen. So, if you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail to sip on while trying to avoid the heat, go no further than this simple yet invigorating Basil Lemon Mojito.