Stay Cool with This Virgin Mojito Recipe | Refreshing Mojito Mocktail

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.

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.

Use a muddler or pestle to mash (crush) all the ingredients softly. The seeds of any lemons or limes should be taken out.

Divide the blended ingredients evenly between two glasses, including any remaining liquids or extracts from the mortar.

Put a tablespoon of lime or lemon juice in each glass.

Put in some ice, either cubes or crushed.

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.

Pour out the Basil Lemon Mojito right away.

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