Virgin mojito recipe – a non-alcoholic drink | how to make virgin mojito

Virgin mojito is always in high demand among nonalcoholic drinkers or Mocktail lovers, right? Just like, whenever I am in a fine dining restaurant, always order 2 drinks, one direct virgin mojito & the other one is virgin mojito punched any fruity mocktail. However, you know, this highly demanded bit pricy nonalcoholic virgin mojito mocktail is easy to make at home just in 6-7 mins.

About Virgin mojito recipe

What is Virgin Mojito? Virgin mojito is a sugary concoction of lemon & mint mocktail punched with soda water or white soft drinks & served with lots of ice cubes. The traditional way of making this drink is a gentle muddling of 3 ingredients; lemon wedges, mint leaves, and sugar.

The term “Virgin” is used to describe no alcohol(prepared without alcohol) added to this drink. Because Mojito is basically an alcohol-based drink. Although the basic ingredients(lemon, mint, sugar & soda) of these 2 drinks are the same. 

Mojito(without alcohol) was originally prepared with sugar cane juice punched with lemon & mint leaves used as relief of upset stomach as well. However later it became a popular refreshment drink.

You must have heard Mojito is pronounced as Mohito. Because here “J” sounds “H”. Like Mojito became Mohito, Jalapeno sounds  Halapeno, etc.

Except for plain soda water, mainly sprite/7 up/ mountain dew like white soft drinks are used in virgin mojito to make it delicious & refreshing as well. It works as a refreshing cooling agent at any time especially when you are in a relaxed mood.

Difference between Mojito & Virgin Mojito

In the traditional way, the mojito is an alcohol-based drink where white rum is working as the primary ingredient. Whereas virgin mojito means without alcohol mojito, that is why except alcohol other ingredients are the same in both drinks. If I’m not wrong virgin mojito was invented for those non-alcoholic people who don’t consume alcohol but really want to enjoy the drink.

Why do I make this drink?

So now come to the exact reason for making this drink today.  Actually, after a long time, the weather is shining today and as a result, the temperature is a little bit high and I decided to quench my thirst with this fabulous drink. Though I think I shouldn’t make any excuse for making this drink as I have a serious craving for a virgin mojito. Easy to make at home just by following a few simple steps.

Twist & trick of this recipe

But here is a twist, today I’m going to share my version of making Virgin mojito(not using the traditional way. As you know, in the traditional way, muddling is mandatory. However, my process is a little different from the traditional one but taste-wise it’s awesome. Instead of muddling lemon & mint, my trick is to give a little crush on these 2 by shaking them with some ice cubes but without using a cocktail shaker.

Generally, in restaurants, a cocktail shaker is used for crushing the ingredients. However, I will make it without a cocktail shaker. Even I will show how easily you can make a cocktail shaker at home just with the help of 2 glasses. I used 2 stainless steel glasses where one must be taller and wider than the other. 

My virgin mojito story

My virgin mojito-making story lies 8 to 9 years back when I was watching a food-related tv show. There a bartender was making mojito by using a cocktail shaker with lemon wedges and ice cubes together. And I loved the idea of making mojito and starting making my virgin mojito recipe by following that bartender’s method. But I didn’t have the cocktail shaker, so I apply the trick of using this 2-glasses method. And it wonderfully worked in my kitchen.

To know all the tricks applied in this virgin mojito recipe, please stay with me till the end of this recipe.

You may also like my aam panna recipe or raw mango drink recipe.

Make it at any time, to freshen up yourself in your self-time, to please your guest, accompanying summertime lunch or dinner, welcome drink for a house party. Please let me know how this virgin mojito worked at your home and leave a comment in the comment box below.

Virgin mojito recipe – a non-alcoholic drink | how to make virgin mojito

Recipe by Moumita PaulCourse: Beverages / DrinksCuisine: WorldDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
serving time

6

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Virgin mojito is a sugary concoction of lemon & mint mocktail punched with soda water or white soft drinks & served with lots of ice cubes. The traditional way of making this drink is a gentle muddling of 3 ingredients; lemon wedges, mint leaves, and sugar.

Ingredients


  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

  • 1 medium lemon

  • 8-10 pcs mint leaves

  • 8-10 pcs ice cubes

  • 225 ml sprite/7 up(any white soft drink)/ plain soda water

  • Equipment required
  • 1 tall & 1 medium stainless steel glass

  • Or 1 mocktail shaker

  • For garnishing
  • 2 sprigs of mint leaves

  • a  lemon slice

Instruction

  • Preparation
  • Wash the mint leaves, sprigs of mint, and lemon.
  • Cut the lemon into half, squeeze one half of the lemon to get lemon juice, and cut another half into 4 equal pieces. Keep it aside.
  • Take a small blender jar and blend some sugar into a fine powder.
  • Making Virgin Mojito
  • Take the tall glass, put 4 equal pieces of lemon, 8-10 mint leaves, and 3-4 ice cubes into it.
  • Fix the medium glass(upside down) into that tall glass. Secure it perfectly to make sure, the liquid part of the ingredients should not come out while shaking. The medium glass will act as the lid of the shaker.
  • Hold the glasses with your both hands and start shaking for about 20-22 times which takes hardly 10-12 secs.
  • Inside this shaker(here glass), the ice cubes will act as a crusher. Due to the shaking, ice cubes will crush the mint leaves and lemon wedges and remove their extract. Keep it aside.
  • To assemble the Mojito, take a tall mocktail glass, add 2 tsp powdered sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice with 1 ice cube. Mix it well until sugar perfectly melts down.
  • Now strain the lemon-mint extract straight into the Mocktail glass and give it a nice stir.
  • Add 4-5 ice cubes and lastly add sprite/7 up (any white soft drink) or plain soda water to it.
  • Virgin mojito is ready. Garnish it with mint sprigs and sliced lemon.
  • Stir it once before taking a sip of this wonderful drink.

Notes

  • The mouth of this medium stainless steel glass should perfectly fit into the long wide mouth glass to secure the ingredients while shaking. Otherwise, the liquid part of the ingredients will easily come out through the gap between these two glasses.
  • If you are using soda water instead of sprite/7 up/ mountain dew then can add more powdered sugar.
  • Here I’ve used powdered sugar according to my taste. If you feel it’s tangy or sweet, can add more or less sugar to it.
glasses and lemon-mint for making virgin mojito

Instructions

How to make virgin mojito step by step with pictures

Preparation

  • Wash the mint leaves, sprigs of mint, and lemon.
  • Cut the lemon into half, squeeze one half of the lemon to get lemon juice, and cut another half into 4 equal pieces. Keep it aside.
  • Take a small blender jar and blend some sugar into a fine powder.

Making Virgin mojito

  • Take the tall glass, put 4 equal pieces of lemon, 8-10 mint leaves, and 3-4 ice cubes into it.
ingredients in the glass for making virgin mojito
  • Fix the medium glass(upside down) into that tall glass. And secure it perfectly to make sure, the liquid part of the ingredients should not come out. The gap should not be there between these two glasses. The medium glass will act as the lid of the shaker(here tall glass).
  • Now hold the glasses with your both hands and start shaking for about 20-22 times which takes hardly 10-12 secs. This whole trick is really useful to me for making this drink.
  • Inside this shaker(here glass), the ice cubes will act as a crusher. Due to the shaking, ice cubes will crush the mint leaves and lemon wedges and remove their extract. And because of shaking ice cubes will also gently meltdown and will be mixed with the lemon-mint extract. This way you’ll get the fresh flavor of lemon and mint together in this drink.
  • Keep the lemon-mint extract in the shaker(or stainless steel glass) for a few seconds.

To assemble virgin mojito

  • Take a tall mocktail glass, add 2 tsp powdered sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice with 1 ice cube. Mix it well until sugar perfectly melts down.
  • Now strain the lemon-mint extract straight into the Mocktail glass and give it a nice stir. Add 4-5 ice cubes and lastly add sprite/7 up (any white soft drink) or plain soda water to it.
  • Virgin mojito is ready. Garnish it with mint sprigs and sliced lemon.
  • Stir it once before taking a sip of this wonderful drink.
Virgin mojito with garnishing

Tips

  • The mouth of this medium stainless steel glass should perfectly fit into the long wide mouth glass to secure the ingredients while shaking. Otherwise, the liquid part of the ingredients will easily come out through the gap between these two glasses.
  • If you are using soda water instead of sprite/7 up/ mountain dew then can add more powdered sugar.
  • Here I’ve used powdered sugar according to my taste. If you feel it’s tangy or sweet, can add more or less sugar to it.

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