Mojito is a popular summer drink with a Spanish origin. The ingredients of this drink consist of sugar syrup, lemon juice, mint leaves, and soda.
When we first tried mojito in one of our family dine-outs long time ago, we fell in love with its refreshing taste. It has been our favorite ever since. So, I searched how it is made. Traditionally, mojito contains rum but I am skipping it because I am not drinking alcohol. I just experimented with the syrup, adding some lemon zest to it to make it more citrusy and fragrant.
So, the next time you buy a soda, try to upgrade it with this recipe. This is also a great idea for parties or when you are having some guests coming to your home.
The first thing you need to do is make your own syrup; prepare equal parts of water and sugar (1 cup water and 1 cup sugar), pour it in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves completely. Turn off heat, let it cool down and transfer in a container.
- 1-2 Tablespoon syrup
- 1 Lemon (cut into 8 wedges)
- 12 Mint Leaves
- 1 Cup Ice Cubes
- Soda (Sprite or 7 Up)
- In a drinking glass, pour syrup.
- Add 4 pieces lemon wedges and then squeeze the remaining wedges.
- Crush the mint leaves and add.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Pour soda over the ice.
- Stir well. Add more syrup if desired.
- Garnish with a sliced lemon.