Strawberry Ale Mojito - Mocktail

Ready to beat the heat with a glass of refreshing mocktail?


Imagine your in a paradise with this summer thirst quencher, to treat yourself with an invigorating virgin drink (non-alcohol) that is full of flavor. Yes, this mocktail is great for the whole family and good for parties too as it is incredibly easy to make.

Mojito is basically an alcohol drink that contains, lime-lemon juice, mint and sugar. This virgin drink is substituted with ginger ale and a mixture of fruit juices making this an incredulous fizz. 

Ginger ale is a common home remedy that soothes sore throat, an upset stomach and also possible reduction in diarrhea and nausea. It is truly a treat for my kids when they are unwell to consume a cool ginger ale mocktail with some electrolyte, a secret ingredient. For beneficial effects, read the label of a ginger ale to choose an all-natural organic brand that includes ginger root in the ingredients. 

Enjoy this cool mocktail as the minty, lime-y tang flavors slowly seeps in with each sip, along with the little punch from the ginger ale. Cheers!

Cuisine - Cuban
Category - Beverage/Drink/Mocktail
Level- Easy
Servings - 1


Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 21 mg1 %
Potassium 31 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 18g6 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g0 %
Sugars 16 g
Protein 0 g0 %
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C24 %
Calcium0 %
Iron0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients:

1. Mint leaves - 8-10 large leaves
2. Granulated fine sugar (unbleached) - 1-2 teaspoons (as required)
3. Lemon , lime - 1 each (2 tablespoons  of juice)
4. Strawberries - 4-5 (cleaned)
5. Ginger ale - 1 small bottle
6. Ice cubes or crushed ice


Directions:

1. In a blender add strawberries (cleaned)  and sugar and puree it with minimal water if required. 
2. In a tall serving glass (previously prepped - check notes) add lime juice and mint leaves. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon (unfinished) to gently muddle and twist the mint leaves to release its essential oils. 
3. Add 3/4 glass with ice cubes or crushed ice. Now pour 2-3 tablespoons of strawberry puree. I like to add few thinly sliced strawberries to float.
4. Top it off with the chilled ginger ale or any aerated drink of your choice( check notes). 
5. Garnish with a slice of lime, thinly sliced strawberry and sprigs of mint leaves. Serve immediately!

Notes and Tips:

  • Mocktails are usually served in tall glasses to avoid crowding while adding plenty of ice. Also, choose a heavy bottomed glass to avoid breaking while muddling.  
  • Do not chop, shred or crush the mint leaves as it can release the chlorophyll that makes your drink slightly bitter.  
  • Chilled aerated drinks like flavored sparking water, club soda, lemon-lime soda (sprite) or root beer can be an alternative option for any mocktail. But remember the medicinal value from the ginger root will be missed out except for all natural root beer. 
  • For presentation, you may prep the glass rims with a slice lemon to moisten the rim and dip it in fine granulated sugar before you add your ingredients in. 






Comments


  1. This version seems to be very simple and sounding really healthy. Myself and my daughter is allergic is to aerated drinks, i am thinking if i can add fresh ginger tinch to it...would it be good? what do u think? Any advise for folks who cannot have aerated drinks...thanks!!!!

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  2. Sure, You may skip the ginger ale and add a small piece of peeled fresh ginger and grind it along with the strawberries. Don't forget to add required water to dilute the drink. This must taste like strawberry lemonade with added flavor of mint and ginger. Cheers!

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