This super quick and easy Non-Alcoholic Vanilla Mojito is so refreshing and delicious! The added touch of vanilla adds a sweet and delicate flavour to this classic drink.
THE MOJITO. Probably one of the most well known and popular drinks – need I say more?
SPRING IS HERE… or at least I thought it was, as todays weather really isn’t convincing me. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the time to start enjoying socialising with family and friends with your new FAVOURITE spring/summer drink for 2017 in hand right?
If your answer is yes, then I got you! This refreshing Vanilla Mojito is my unconventional twist on a classic and the result is AWESOME!
Is it just me or are drinks as expensive as meals can be in restaurants nowadays? I mean really, you go to a restaurant and think that your well within budget when you order your meal. You have a look at the drinks menu and your tempted to order a delicious drink, one drink won’t hurt right? I mean how expensive can a drink be? But then BAM you look at the price and it’s another story. It was this very issue that has led me to experiment with making my own concoction of drinks at home. Why pay a ridiculous price for a drink you can make at home in 5 minutes? (Well I guess you can also say the same thing about a meal right? But, lets leave that argument for another day :P)
Don’t get me wrong, I love to treat myself and eat out and perhaps have a lovely drink to go with my meal too, but who says you can’t have a lovely drink with your salad, or with your honey mustard chicken during a BBQ or even with your spaghetti at home? Your kitchen is your oyster (am I going a bit too far here? Stick with me) and with a few simple ingredients you can enjoy a refreshing drink, just like this Vanilla Mojito, any time, with any meal and without an expensive bill at the end of it.
So I guess that moves me on to this Vanilla Mojito. Now this isn’t your average Mojito recipe, first and foremost it’s non-alcoholic (I personally don’t drink alcohol) and so it’s perfect for the whole family. Secondly, it has the sensational addition of vanilla. Now those who know me, won’t be surprised at this little addition of mine. I usually use any excuse to use vanilla in my food and drinks and believe me when I say, if I could use vanilla in my pasta I would 😛
The drop of vanilla adds an added sweetness which combined with the brown sugar becomes almost caramel like.
I hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do 🙂
- 1 lime
- 1½ table spoons granulated sugar
- 8-10 mint leaves
- drop of vanilla paste
- 1 cup club soda, chilled
- 1 cup crushed ice
- SQUEEZE the juice of half a lime in to a glass
- ADD the sugar, mint and vanilla paste.
- SLICE the other half of the lime into quarters
- MUDDLE the mixture for about 30 seconds
- POUR in the club soda and ¼ cup of the crushed ice. Stir well.
- ADD the other ¼ cup of the crushed ice
- GARNISH with a lime wedge and mint stem.
- SERVE immediately