Green Tea Mojitos
We are really loving this flavour combo for a super fresh drink for entertaining that is full of antioxidants. Make it ahead of time and have it ready in the fridge, cutting down on your 'to do list' for any entertaining prep you need to do. We have tested it with and without alcohol, and it works well both ways!
Recipe Tester Feedback: “A nice way to have green tea! I tested in the middle of winter so I decided not to use ice, and hubby and I had it warm with a nip of rum (which was very yummy!) Then when it had cooled down, we tried it again with no rum and no ice and once again thought it was a very pleasant drink." - Trish
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 10 minutes + 15 minutes steeping time + cooling time
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Makes 2 jugs
Can be frozen
You will need:
internal steaming basket
2 large jugs
- lime - 1, peel and juice only, plus extra slices to garnish
- sugar - 200g
- green tea - 8, bags
- fresh mint - 1/2 bunch, leaves only, plus extra to garnish
- water - approx. 2L
- ice cubes - lots, optional
- rum - optional
- Add the lime peel (from 1 lime) to the internal steaming basket and set the basket aside.
- Add the lime juice (from 1 lime) and sugar (200g) to the mixer bowl.
- Set the internal steaming basket in place. To the lime peel in the basket, add the green tea bags (8) and fresh mint leaves (from 1/2 bunch).
- Add the water (approx. 2L) to the bowl, making sure you don't go over the maximum fill line. Program 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 2, measuring cap on.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely, then remove the internal steaming basket.
- Place ice into two large jugs.
- Add extra mint leaves and lime slices to the jugs.
- Top with the cooled green tea and serve immediately. For an adult option, add some white or spiced gold rum to taste.