We love to host parties. In fact, we will celebrate just about anything if it means an opportunity to make a meal, decorate the table, and enjoy the company of some of our favorite people. We've noticed, though, that we've been sorely lacking on the nonalcoholic drink front. When we have kids and their parents over we've been offering them water or tea, since that's pretty much all we ever drink around here! Certainly, that does not scream "Creative!" unless the voice is edged with a serious amount of sarcasm...
We did a self-intervention and decided to try one new nonalcoholic beverage each Monday. Not only will we be able to try out and invent some new drink recipes, it also give us another reason to invite people over to celebrate!
For our second mocktail, we turn to Cuba. Mojitos, anyone?
Mojitos are so delicious. And this nonalcoholic version is right on. I think this may become one of my favorite drinks of all time...
I found a recipe here, but adapted it slightly. Here's my version.
1/2 lime, cut into small slices (about 4-8 pieces)
1/3 cup apple juice
1/3 cup soda water
1 small sprig mint leaves
1 tsp pure cane sugar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Muddle lime, sugar, and mint together in an otherwise empty glass until the lime is completely crushed. Fill the glass with ice, add the remaining ingredients and stir gently. Add a slice of lime to the rim of the glass and serve away!
Let me know what you think!