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Tea mojito

28 Jun

The virgin Tea Mojito

When picking up Casablanca  at Silk Road in Victoria, the clerk who processed my purchase suggested trying it in a mojito – well the other day I tried making up a virgin-style mojito with it instead.

The recipe:

  • Casablanca tea, brewed a bit strong, for 2 minutes with almost boiling water.  Left to cool, and refrigerated overnight (I never have ice in the house..)
  • A bit of sugar to sweeten
  • 2/3 glass of the chilled tea, topped up by 1/3 of tangerine-lime sugar-free soda.  (This is the brand I get from Safeway, a plain lime soda or lemon-lime like Sprite would likely work too)

The result… the finished drink is lovely – though I think a bit of ice would have helped!  The drink is lightly mint, lightly lime… but with very little green tea flavor (which works fine for me!) I think it would be extra-special with some muddled mint leaves just like a real mojito, garnished with a wedge of lime.

Of course, if this virgin version doesn’t work for you, you could try adding a splash of rum as well.  Really nicely paired with this was a few Peak Freans Lime Coconut cookies.  🙂

The real mojito recipe (serves 4, from the Photo Collection blog):

  • Ice
  • 6 ounces light rum
  • 12 mint sprigs, muddled
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Club soda
  • Lime slices
I think this would work fine with a regular mint tea as well – if you give it a try, let me know how  you like it in the comments below!
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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Out of town - BC, Tea & Beverages

 

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