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.
- 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):
- 6 ounces light rum
- 12 mint sprigs, muddled
- 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- Club soda
- Lime slices